Chicago Sky vs Seattle Storm WNBA Point Spread Picks 6/28/2019
Friday, June 28, 2019
Alaska Airlines Arena
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Diamond DeShields and the Chicago Sky (6-4, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) go to Alaska Airlines Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Seattle Storm (7-5, 2nd in the Western Conference).
The Sky have been a very good option for WNBA bettors, having gone 6-4 ATS. Seattle is covering 58.3% of the time, going 7-5 against the spread.
Valuable Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Sky have been a great Under play for O/U basketball wagerers, having gone 3-7.
Chicago is covering 50.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 2-2 ATS.
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Storm cover the spread 50.0% of the time at Alaska Airlines Arena, going 4-4 against the spread.
The Storm have been a great Under play for O/U basketball wagerers, having gone 2-10.
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Key Chicago Sky Injuries
06/26/19 G Chloe Jackson Ankle is doubtful Wednesday vs Wash Mystics
06/11/19 C Astou Ndour Personal is out indefinitely
06/11/19 G Jamierra Faulkner Knee is out indefinitely
06/11/19 FW Katie Lou Samuelson Hand is out indefinitely
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
06/26/19 G Jewell Loyd Ankle left last game, is questionable Friday vs Chicago Sky
05/21/19 G Sue Bird Knee is out indefinitely
05/19/19 F Breanna Stewart ACL is out for season
Diamond DeShields comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Sky. She pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 39% while her free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Stefanie Dolson averages 10.2 points per game in 25.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage is 56% for the year while her free throw percentage is 100%.
Natasha Howard averages 18.9 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 9.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jewell Loyd averages 15.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage is 95%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 79.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 14.6 per game. The Sky allow 79.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 18.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 9th in the league with 73.7 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 1.9. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 32.4 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 16.7. The Storm are 6th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Storm surrender 71.8 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 18.0 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game this season.
The Sky are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99, and their defensive rating of 99 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 80.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 2nd. As a team they are 3rd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Chicago is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 10th in the league.
Seattle is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 6th in the WNBA. The Storm are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 93.8, and their offensive rating of 96.3 is ranked 11th. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 76.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 7th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle
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