Dallas Wings vs Seattle Storm WNBA Picks 8/8/2019
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Angel of the Winds Arena
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Arike Ogunbowale and the Dallas Wings (6-16, 6th in the Western Conference) are headed to Angel of the Winds Arena on Thursday where they'll meet the Seattle Storm (12-11, 4th in the Western Conference).
The Wings have been pretty good for Las Vegas, having gone 11-11 ATS. Seattle is covering 50.0% of the time, going 11-11 against the spread.
Valuable Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Wings have been a bad Over pick for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 4-16.
The Wings are covering the spread 40.0% of the time on the road, having gone 4-6 ATS.
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
Seattle is covering 45.5% of the time at Angel of the Winds Arena, going 5-6 against the spread.
The Storm have been a bad Over pick for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 8-15.
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
07/04/19 F/C Azura Stevens Foot is out indefinitely
06/18/19 G Tayler Hill Knee is out indefinitely
05/20/19 G Skylar Diggins-Smith Personal is out indefinitely
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
08/02/19 F Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Knee is questionable Sunday vs LA Sparks
05/21/19 G Sue Bird Knee is out indefinitely
05/19/19 F Breanna Stewart ACL is out for season
Arike Ogunbowale comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Wings. She pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 36% while her free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kayla Thornton averages 10.6 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Dallas. Her field goal percentage is 34% for the year while her free throw percentage is 94%.
Natasha Howard averages 18.2 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 8.0 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Jordin Canada averages 10.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 5.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 36% and her free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 69.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.1 and their shooting percentage is 38% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.3 per game. The Wings allow 75.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 18.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 10th in the league with 75.1 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 0.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 32.7 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 17.4. The Storm are 5th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Storm surrender 74.9 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 18.6 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season.
The Wings are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 93.9, and their defensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 74.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 43% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Dallas is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 7th in the league.
Seattle is 3rd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 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 98.3, and their defensive rating of 98.1 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 76.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 8th. As a team they are 6th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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