Seattle Storm vs Connecticut Sun WNBA Picks Against the Spread 6/16/2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Mohegan Sun Arena
Get todays WNBA odds and lines on this game.
Mohegan Sun Arena is the site where Courtney Williams and the Connecticut Sun (7-1, 1st in the Eastern Conference) will play the Seattle Storm (5-3, 2nd in the Western Conference) on Sunday.
The Storm have been a strong play for WNBA wagerers, having gone 5-3 ATS. Connecticut covers the spread 62.5% of the time, going 5-3 against the spread.
Valuable Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Storm have been an awful Over option for over/under basketball bettors, having gone 2-6.
Seattle covers the spread 50.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 3-3 ATS.
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
Connecticut covers the spread 25.0% of the time at Mohegan Sun Arena, going 1-3 against the spread.
The Sun have been an awful Over option for over/under basketball bettors, having gone 3-5.
Related: Ever Thought About Betting the WNBA?
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
06/14/19 G Jordin Canada Knee left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Connecticut Sun
05/21/19 G Sue Bird Knee is out indefinitely
05/19/19 F Breanna Stewart ACL is out for season
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
No key injuries to report
Natasha Howard comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Storm. She pulls down 9.4 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 83%. Jewell Loyd averages 16.0 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.3 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 37% for the year while her free throw percentage is 93%.
Courtney Williams averages 13.9 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Jasmine Thomas averages 10.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 34% and her free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle averages 76.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 31.9 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 14.0 per game. The Storm allow 74.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 19.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 4th in the league with 80.5 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 17.5. The Sun are 10th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Sun surrender 73.6 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 41% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 19.5 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Storm are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 97.3, and their offensive rating of 99.7 is ranked 8th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 76.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA. Seattle is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 3rd in the WNBA.
Connecticut is 11th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 10th in the league. The Sun are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 102.2, and their defensive rating of 93.4 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 78.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free WNBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert WNBA Picks