New York Liberty vs Seattle Storm Basketball Betting Tips 7/14/2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Alaska Airlines Arena
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Kia Nurse and the New York Liberty (7-9, 4th in the Eastern Conference) travel to Alaska Airlines Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Seattle Storm (9-8, 4th in the Western Conference).
The Liberty have been less than ideal for WNBA wagerers, having gone 7-8 ATS. The Storm cover the spread 50.0% of the time, going 8-8 against the spread.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The Liberty have been a solid Under play for over/under WNBA wagerers, having gone 8-8.
The Liberty cover the spread 50.0% of the time away from home, having gone 4-4 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 an awful Over play for over/under WNBA wagerers, having gone 5-12.
Key New York Liberty Injuries
06/12/19 G Rebecca Allen Hand is out indefinitely
05/24/19 C Kiah Stokes Personal is out for season
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
06/27/19 G Jewell Loyd Ankle is out indefinitely
05/21/19 G Sue Bird Knee is out indefinitely
05/19/19 F Breanna Stewart ACL is out for season
Kia Nurse comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 42% while her free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Tina Charles averages 18.4 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.9 assists per contest and 8.0 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 38% for the year while her free throw percentage is 79%.
Natasha Howard averages 17.6 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jordin Canada averages 10.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 78.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 14.0 per game. The Liberty allow 83.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 19.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 9th in the league with 74.9 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 32.8 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 17.2. The Storm are 7th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Storm surrender 73.4 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 18.0 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Liberty are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 97.5, and their defensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 80.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 10th. As a team they are 9th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. New York is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 3rd in the league.
Seattle is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 1st in the WNBA. The Storm are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 96.4, and their offensive rating of 98.4 is ranked 10th. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 76.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 8th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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