Phoenix Mercury vs Seattle Storm WNBA Picks and Tips 6/30/2019
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Alaska Airlines Arena
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Alaska Airlines Arena is the site where Natasha Howard and the Seattle Storm (8-5, 1st in the Western Conference) will play the Phoenix Mercury (4-5, 5th in the Western Conference) on Sunday.
The Mercury have been decent for Las Vegas, having gone 4-4 ATS. The Storm are covering the spread 58.3% of the time, going 7-5 against the spread.
Valuable Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Mercury have been a terrible Over play for O/U wagerers, having gone 4-5.
Phoenix is covering 25.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 1-3 ATS.
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
Seattle is covering 50.0% of the time at Alaska Airlines Arena, going 4-4 against the spread.
The Storm have been a terrible Over play for O/U wagerers, having gone 3-10.
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
06/29/19 G Diana Taurasi Back is out Sunday vs Seattle Storm
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
DeWanna Bonner comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mercury. She pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 42% while her free throw percentage is currently at 96%. Brittney Griner averages 17.1 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.1 assists per contest and 7.0 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 47% for the year while her free throw percentage is 69%.
Natasha Howard averages 18.5 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 9.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jordin Canada averages 9.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 36% and her free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 74.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 32.0 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 12.6 per game. The Mercury allow 75.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 16.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 10th in the league with 74.1 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 32.5 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 16.2. The Storm are 6th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Storm surrender 72.1 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.0 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game this season.
The Mercury are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.7, and their defensive rating of 101 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 75.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Phoenix is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 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 18.2 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 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 97.1, and their defensive rating of 94.5 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 76.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 8th. 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 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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