Seattle Storm vs Chicago Sky Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 6/9/2019
Sunday, June 9, 2019
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Diamond DeShields and the Chicago Sky (1-2, 4th in the Eastern Conference) play the Seattle Storm (3-2, 2nd in the Western Conference) at Wintrust Arena on Sunday, June 9, 2019.
The Storm have been great for WNBA wagerers, having gone 3-2 ATS. The Sky cover the spread 33.3% of the time, going 1-2 against the spread.
Valuable Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Storm have been a bad Over bet for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 1-4.
Seattle covers the spread 33.3% of the time away from home, having gone 1-2 ATS.
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
Chicago covers the spread 0% of the time at Wintrust Arena, going 0-2 against the spread.
The Sky have been a bad Over bet for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 1-2.
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
06/07/19 G Shavonte Zellous Knee is questionable Sunday vs Chicago Sky
05/21/19 G Sue Bird Knee is out indefinitely
05/19/19 F Breanna Stewart ACL is out for season
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
No key injuries to report
Natasha Howard comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Storm. She pulls down 10.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Jewell Loyd averages 15.2 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 36% for the year while her free throw percentage is 93%.
Diamond DeShields averages 15.0 points per game while playing 25.7 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 50% and her free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Allie Quigley averages 11.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage is 0%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle averages 76.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 32.4 rebounds per game and 17.0 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 14.4 per game. The Storm allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 19.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 5th in the league with 79.7 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -10.7. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 32.7 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 22.0. The Sky are 3rd in turnovers per game with 17.0. The Sky surrender 90.3 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 21.0 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 38.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Storm are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.5, and their defensive rating of 95.1 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 77 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Seattle is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 4th in the league.
Chicago is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 2nd in the WNBA. The Sky are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 110.6, and their offensive rating of 97.5 is ranked 1st. They are 3rd in the WNBA in pace with 81.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 2nd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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