Storm at Mystics WNBA Finals Game 3 Pick, Odds, & Prediction 9/12/2018
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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The Seattle Storm travel to Eaglebank Arena to take on the Washington Mystics on Wednesday in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. Seattle won Game 2 by a score of 75-73 behind 25 points from Breanna Stewart. They now lead the series 2-0 and will look to close out the series with a sweep. The opening line for this game has Washington as 3 point favorites.
The Storm had a regular season record 26-8. They were 1st in the Western Conference. They had a point differential of 7.6 as they averaged 87.2 points per contest while giving up 79.7 per game. The Mystics head into this matchup after finishing with a mark of 21-12. They were 2nd in the Eastern Conference. They had a point differential of 3.1 as they averaged 82.0 points per contest while giving up 79.0 per game.
Valuable Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Seattle Storm are 25-16 against the spread
The Seattle Storm are 19-20-2 against the over/under
Important Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Washington Mystics are 21-19-1 against the spread
The Washington Mystics are 19-22 against the over/under
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
09/08/18 F LaToya Sanders Hand is probable Tuesday vs Seattle Storm
05/19/18 C Emma Meesseman Personal is out for season
Jewell Loyd comes into this game averaging 15.5 points per contest while being on the court 29.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Storm. She grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and hands out 3.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 42% while her free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Natasha Howard averages 13.2 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 55% for the year while her free throw percentage is 80%.
Ariel Atkins averages 11.3 points per game while playing 22.5 minutes per contest this year for the Mystics. She grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage currently is at 82%. LaToya Sanders averages 10.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 24.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 61% and her free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle averages 87.2 points per game this season, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They average 35.4 rebounds per contest and 21.2 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 12.7 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 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 18.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 6th in the league with 82.0 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 31.6 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 17.3. The Mystics are 11th in turnovers per game with 11.0. The Mystics surrender 79.0 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 18.4 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mystics are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game this season.
The Storm are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 101.5, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 11th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 77.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 1st. 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. Seattle is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 10th in the WNBA.
Washington is 10th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 7th in the league. The Mystics are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 76.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle -3
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