Seattle Storm vs Atlanta Dream WNBA Betting Tips 5/31/2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
State Farm Arena
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Natasha Howard and the Seattle Storm (1-1, 3rd in the Western Conference) go to State Farm Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Atlanta Dream (1-0, 2nd in the Eastern Conference).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
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
05/10/19 F Angel McCoughtry Knee is out indefinitely
Natasha Howard comes into this game averaging 19.5 points per contest while being on the court 32.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Storm. She grabs 10.5 rebounds per contest and hands out 0.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 50%. Jewell Loyd averages 15.0 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.0 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 29% for the year while her free throw percentage is 100%.
Renee Montgomery averages 15.0 points per game while playing 26.0 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 71% and her free throw percentage currently is at 50%. Jessica Breland averages 17.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 25.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle averages 69.0 points per game this season, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 24% which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They average 29.0 rebounds per contest and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.5 per game. The Storm allow 70.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 18.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 18.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 6th in the league with 76.0 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 31.0 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 16.0. The Dream are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Dream surrender 72.0 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 35% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 18.0 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 42.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game this season.
The Storm are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 94.5, and their offensive rating of 93.2 is ranked 9th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 74 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 42% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 46% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA. Seattle is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 1st in the WNBA.
Atlanta is 4th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 41%, which is 10th in the league. The Dream are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.8, and their defensive rating of 93.6 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 76.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 22% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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