New York Liberty vs Seattle Storm WNBA Picks 7/3/2019
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Alaska Airlines Arena
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Tina Charles and the New York Liberty (5-7, 4th in the Eastern Conference) go to Alaska Airlines Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Seattle Storm (8-6, 2nd in the Western Conference).
The Liberty have been less than ideal for bettors, having gone 5-6 ATS. The Storm cover 53.8% of the time, going 7-6 against the spread.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The Liberty have been a pretty good Under pick for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 6-6.
New York is covering the spread 40.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 2-3 ATS.
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Storm cover 50.0% of the time at Alaska Airlines Arena, going 4-4 against the spread.
The Storm have been a bad Over pick for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 3-11.
Key New York Liberty Injuries
06/20/19 C Amanda Zahui B Personal is out indefinitely
06/12/19 G Bria Hartley Personal is out indefinitely
06/12/19 G Rebecca Allen Hand is out indefinitely
05/24/19 C Kiah Stokes Personal is out indefinitely
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
Tina Charles comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 37% while her free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Kia Nurse averages 15.3 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 39% for the year while her free throw percentage is 90%.
Jordin Canada averages 9.8 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 36% and her free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Natasha Howard averages 17.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 79.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.5 per game. The Liberty allow 82.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 18.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 10th in the league with 73.6 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 1.7. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 32.9 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 16.4. The Storm are 7th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Storm surrender 71.9 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 17.6 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season.
The Liberty are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.1, and their defensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 80.7 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 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 4th in the league.
Seattle is 5th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 6th in the league. The Storm are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 96.8, and their defensive rating of 94.5 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 76 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 9th. As a team they are 8th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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