Seattle Storm vs New York Liberty WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/11/2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
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Barclays Center is the venue where Tina Charles and the New York Liberty (8-14, 4th in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Seattle Storm (13-11, 3rd in the Western Conference) on Sunday.
The Storm have been a decent choice for bettors, having gone 12-11 ATS. New York covers the spread 42.9% of the time, going 9-12 against the spread.
Valuable Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Storm have been a strong Under choice for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 8-16.
The Storm are covering 45.5% of the time on the road, having gone 5-6 ATS.
Important New York Liberty Betting Trends
New York covers the spread 41.7% of the time at Barclays Center, going 5-7 against the spread.
The Liberty have been an inconsistent Under choice for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 11-10.
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 New York Liberty Injuries
08/08/19 C Amanda Zahui B Undisclosed left last game, is questionable
05/24/19 C Kiah Stokes Personal is out for season
Jordin Canada comes into this game averaging 10.3 points per contest while being on the court 29.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Storm. She grabs 2.9 rebounds per contest and hands out 5.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 38% while her free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Natasha Howard averages 18.4 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.9 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 44% for the year while her free throw percentage is 84%.
Tina Charles averages 17.2 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Kia Nurse averages 14.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle averages 74.8 points per game this season, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They average 32.5 rebounds per contest and 17.2 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14.3 per game. The Storm allow 74.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 6th in the league with 77.5 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -6.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 18.9. The Liberty are 3rd in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Liberty surrender 84.0 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 19.9 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Storm are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 97.6, and their offensive rating of 98.5 is ranked 9th. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 76 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 8th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBA. Seattle is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 2nd in the WNBA.
New York is 2nd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 3rd in the league. The Liberty are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 96.7, and their defensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 80.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% 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 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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