Indiana Fever vs Seattle Storm Expert WNBA Picks Against the Spread 8/25/2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Alaska Airlines Arena
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Kelsey Mitchell and the Indiana Fever (9-19, 4th in the Eastern Conference) head to Alaska Airlines Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Seattle Storm (15-13, 3rd in the Western Conference).
The Fever have been a lousy play for basketball wagerers, having gone 11-16 ATS. Seattle is covering 55.6% of the time, going 15-12 against the spread.
Valuable Indiana Fever Betting Trends
The Fever have been an awful Under choice for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 17-11.
Indiana is covering 46.2% of the time away from home, having gone 6-7 ATS.
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
Seattle is covering 50.0% of the time at Alaska Airlines Arena, going 7-7 against the spread.
The Storm have been an awful Over choice for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 10-18.
Key Indiana Fever Injuries
08/14/19 G Shenise Johnson Knee is out for season
04/05/19 G Victoria Vivians ACL is out for season
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
Kelsey Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Fever. She pulls down 1.5 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 84%. Erica Wheeler averages 11.2 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.4 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game for Indiana. Her field goal percentage is 44% for the year while her free throw percentage is 86%.
Jordin Canada averages 9.9 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 5.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Natasha Howard averages 18.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 76.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 12.6 per game. The Fever allow 81.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 10th in the league with 75.0 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 0.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 32.3 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 17.5. The Storm are 3rd in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Storm surrender 74.6 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 12th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.6 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Fever are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 99.5 is ranked 1st. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 76.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA. Indiana is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 4th in the WNBA.
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 98.9, and their defensive rating of 98.4 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 75.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 5th. 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 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle
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