Seattle Storm at Washington Mystics WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/9/2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Capital One Arena
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Capital One Arena is the site of the matchup between the Seattle Storm and the Washington Mystics on Thursday, August 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 1 point favorites.
The Storm head into this matchup with a mark of 23-7. They are 2nd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 8.2 as they average 88.0 points per contest while giving up 79.7 per game. The Mytics head into this matchup with a mark of 17-11. They are 2nd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 2.0 as they average 81.7 points per contest while giving up 79.7 per game.
Valuable Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Seattle Storm are 20-10 against the spread
The Seattle Storm are 16-13-1 against the over/under
Important Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Washington Mystics are 14-14 against the spread
The Washington Mystics are 13-15 against the over/under
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
05/19/18 C Emma Meesseman Personal is out for season
Jewell Loyd comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Storm. She pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 43% while her free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Breanna Stewart averages 22.6 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.6 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 53% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Kristi Toliver averages 13.9 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest this year for the Mytics. She grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Elena Delle Donne averages 20.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle averages 88.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 12.6 per game. The Storm allow 79.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 18.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 6th in the league with 81.7 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 31.3 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 17.0. The Mytics are 11th in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Mytics surrender 79.7 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.6 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mytics are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game this season.
The Storm are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 101.2 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 78.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Seattle is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 11th in the league.
Washington is 10th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 3rd in the league. The Mytics are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 77.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 5th. As a team they are 3rd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -1
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