Seattle Storm at Phoenix Mercury WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/31/2018
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Seattle Storm travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The opening line for this game has Phoenix as 1 point favorites.
The Storm head into this matchup with a mark of 19-7. They are 2nd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 7.5 as they average 87.0 points per contest while giving up 79.5 per game. The Mercury have a record of 15-11. They are 5th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 1.8 as they average 83.4 points per game while giving up 81.6 per contest.
Valuable Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Seattle Storm are 16-10 against the spread
The Seattle Storm are 13-12-1 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Phoenix Mercury are 15-11 against the spread
The Phoenix Mercury are 13-13 against the over/under
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
07/25/18 G Diana Taurasi Suspension Served is probable Tuesday vs Seattle Storm
07/25/18 G Leilani Mitchell Personal is "?" Tuesday vs Seattle Storm
07/03/18 F Sancho Lyttle ACL is out for season
Jewell Loyd comes into this game averaging 16.0 points per contest while being on the court 30.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Storm. She grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and hands out 3.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 42% while her free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Breanna Stewart averages 22.8 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.5 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 54% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Brittney Griner averages 19.8 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Mercury. She grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 53% and her free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Diana Taurasi averages 20.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle averages 87.0 points per game this season, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They average 35.2 rebounds per contest and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.1 per game. The Storm allow 79.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 17.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 5th in the league with 83.4 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 31.8 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 19.8. The Mercury are 6th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Mercury surrender 81.6 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 16.7 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mercury are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Storm are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 101.4, and their offensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 10th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 77.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the WNBA. Seattle is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 10th in the WNBA.
Phoenix is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 11th in the WNBA. The Mercury are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 104.9, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 5th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 77.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle -1
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