Indiana Fever vs Seattle Storm WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/23/2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Alaska Airlines Arena
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Alaska Airlines Arena is the venue where Natasha Howard and the Seattle Storm (6-4, 1st in the Western Conference) will take on the Indiana Fever (5-5, 4th in the Eastern Conference) on Sunday.
The Fever have been decent for Las Vegas, having gone 5-5 ATS. Seattle is covering 60.0% of the time, going 6-4 against the spread.
Valuable Indiana Fever Betting Trends
The Fever have been an excellent Over choice for O/U bettors, having gone 6-4.
Indiana is covering 60.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 3-2 ATS.
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Storm cover the spread 42.9% of the time at Alaska Airlines Arena, going 3-4 against the spread.
The Storm have been an awful Over choice for O/U bettors, having gone 2-8.
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Key Indiana Fever Injuries
06/21/19 F Natalie Achonwa Calf is questionable Sunday vs Seattle Storm
04/05/19 G Victoria Vivians ACL is out for season
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
06/21/19 G Jordin Canada Knee is questionable Sunday vs Indiana Fever
05/21/19 G Sue Bird Knee is out indefinitely
05/19/19 F Breanna Stewart ACL is out for season
Erica Wheeler comes into this game averaging 12.3 points per contest while being on the court 25.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Fever. She grabs 2.6 rebounds per contest and hands out 6.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 52% while her free throw percentage is currently at 100%. Candice Dupree averages 12.5 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.6 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Indiana. Her field goal percentage is 49% for the year while her free throw percentage is 85%.
Natasha Howard averages 19.6 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 9.2 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Jewell Loyd averages 16.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 79.2 points per game this season, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They average 35.3 rebounds per contest and 17.5 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 11.9 per game. The Fever allow 78.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 18.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 11.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 7th in the league with 76.3 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 32.2 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 17.2. The Storm are 5th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Storm surrender 74.0 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 19.1 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Fever are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 74.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Indiana is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 10th in the league.
Seattle is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 1st in the WNBA. The Storm are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 97.4, and their offensive rating of 100.5 is ranked 8th. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 75.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 5th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% 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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