Atlanta Dream vs Seattle Storm WNBA Tips 9/1/2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Alaska Airlines Arena
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Brittney Sykes and the Atlanta Dream (7-23, 6th in the Eastern Conference) travel to Alaska Airlines Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Seattle Storm (15-15, 4th in the Western Conference).
The Dream have been inconsistent for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 14-16 ATS. Seattle covers the spread 51.7% of the time, going 15-14 against the spread.
Valuable Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Dream have been a dicey Under bet for over/under wagerers, having gone 14-15.
The Dream cover the spread 60.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 9-6 ATS.
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
Seattle covers the spread 50.0% of the time at Alaska Airlines Arena, going 7-7 against the spread.
The Storm have been a less than ideal Over bet for over/under wagerers, having gone 11-19.
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
05/10/19 F Angel McCoughtry Knee is out indefinitely
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
05/21/19 G Sue Bird Knee is out indefinitely
05/19/19 F Breanna Stewart ACL is out for season
Brittney Sykes comes into this contest averaging 10.4 points per game while playing 25.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Dream. She pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 36% while her free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Tiffany Hayes averages 14.9 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 39% for the year while her free throw percentage is 76%.
Natasha Howard averages 18.1 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Jordin Canada averages 9.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 5.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 71.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.6 and their shooting percentage is 37% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.7 per game. The Dream allow 79.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.7 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 19.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 10th in the league with 74.1 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -0.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 32.2 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 17.3. The Storm are 2nd in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Storm surrender 74.7 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.3 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 33.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season.
The Dream are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 91.9, and their defensive rating of 101.8 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 77.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 42% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 46% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Atlanta is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 9th in the league.
Seattle is 2nd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 2nd in the league. The Storm are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 97.9, and their defensive rating of 98.7 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 75.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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