Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 9/3/2019
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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Jordin Canada and the Seattle Storm (16-15, 4th in the Western Conference) travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Phoenix Mercury (15-16, 5th in the Western Conference).
The Storm have been solid for wagerers, having gone 16-14 ATS. Phoenix is covering 53.3% of the time, going 16-14 against the spread.
Valuable Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Storm have been a pretty good Under pick for over/under bettors, having gone 12-19.
The Storm are covering 50.0% of the time as a visitor, having gone 7-7 ATS.
Important Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Mercury are covering 56.3% of the time at Talking Stick Resort Arena, going 9-7 against the spread.
The Mercury have been a hot and cold Under pick for over/under bettors, having gone 14-17.
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 Phoenix Mercury Injuries
08/24/19 FW Alanna Smith Ankle is out for season
Jordin Canada comes into this contest averaging 10.0 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Storm. She pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 38% while her free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Natasha Howard averages 18.0 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.0 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 44% for the year while her free throw percentage is 80%.
Brittney Griner averages 20.7 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Mercury. She grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 55% and her free throw percentage currently is at 81%. DeWanna Bonner averages 17.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle averages 74.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 32.1 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 14.7 per game. The Storm allow 74.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 8th in the league with 76.5 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -0.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 32.9 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 17.9. The Mercury are 11th in turnovers per game with 12.0. The Mercury surrender 76.6 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 17.7 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 37.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mercury are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game this season.
The Storm are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 98.8, and their offensive rating of 98.7 is ranked 9th. They are 10th in the WNBA in pace with 75.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 6th. 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 4th in the WNBA. Seattle is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 2nd in the WNBA.
Phoenix is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 10th in the WNBA. The Mercury are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 101, and their offensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 6th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 75.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 5th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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