Connecticut Sun vs Seattle Storm WNBA Tips 8/27/2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Alaska Airlines Arena
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Jordin Canada and the Seattle Storm (15-14, 3rd in the Western Conference) play the Connecticut Sun (20-9, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) at Alaska Airlines Arena on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.
The Sun have been an awful play for basketball bettors, having gone 13-16 ATS. The Storm are covering the spread 53.6% of the time, going 15-13 against the spread.
Valuable Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Sun have been an excellent Under option for over/under wagerers, having gone 12-17.
Connecticut is covering 28.6% of the time as the away team, having gone 4-10 ATS.
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Storm are covering the spread 50.0% of the time at Alaska Airlines Arena, going 7-7 against the spread.
The Storm have been an excellent Under option for over/under wagerers, having gone 10-19.
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
06/26/19 G Layshia Clarendon Ankle is out 3-4 months
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
Jasmine Thomas comes into this contest averaging 11.4 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 38% while her free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Courtney Williams averages 12.6 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.4 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 43% for the year while her free throw percentage is 76%.
Jordin Canada averages 9.8 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 5.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Natasha Howard averages 18.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 78.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.3 per game. The Sun allow 76.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 19.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 10th in the league with 74.2 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 0.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 32.3 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 17.2. The Storm are 3rd in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Storm surrender 74.2 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.5 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Sun are 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.5, and their defensive rating of 97.4 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 78.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 7th. As a team they are 10th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Connecticut is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 6th in the league.
Seattle is 2nd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 1st in the league. The Storm are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.2, and their defensive rating of 98.2 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 75.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 8th. 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 Connecticut
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