Seattle Storm vs Washington Mystics Expert WNBA Picks Against the Spread 8/14/2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Entertainment and Sports Arena
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Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics (17-7, 1st in the Eastern Conference) play the Seattle Storm (14-11, 3rd in the Western Conference) at Entertainment and Sports Arena on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.
The Storm have been good for WNBA wagerers, having gone 13-11 ATS. Washington is covering 54.5% of the time, going 12-10 against the spread.
Valuable Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Storm have been a strong Under pick for over/under bettors, having gone 8-17.
Seattle is covering 50.0% of the time as a visitor, having gone 6-6 ATS.
Important Washington Mystics Betting Trends
Washington is covering 50.0% of the time at Entertainment and Sports Arena, going 6-6 against the spread.
The Mystics have been a bad Under pick for over/under bettors, having gone 14-9.
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 Washington Mystics Injuries
08/12/19 F Tianna Hawkins Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Seattle Storm
08/11/19 G Ariel Atkins Neck left last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Seattle Storm
08/11/19 G Kristi Toliver Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Seattle Storm
05/30/19 G Kiara Leslie Knee is out indefinitely
Jordin Canada comes into this contest averaging 10.0 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Storm. She pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 37% while her free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Natasha Howard averages 18.4 points per game in 31.3 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 82%.
Elena Delle Donne averages 19.1 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year for the Mystics. She grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 51% and her free throw percentage currently is at 95%. LaToya Sanders averages 5.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 24.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle averages 75.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 32.5 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14.1 per game. The Storm allow 74.0 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 10th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 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 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 1st in the league with 87.9 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 32.9 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 21.4. The Mystics are 12th in turnovers per game with 10.7. The Mystics surrender 78.2 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 18.6 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mystics are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Storm are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 97.5, and their offensive rating of 99.1 is ranked 9th. They are 10th in the WNBA in pace with 75.8 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 5th in the WNBA. Seattle is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 2nd in the WNBA.
Washington is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 1st in the WNBA. The Mystics are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 101.5, and their offensive rating of 114.2 is ranked 4th. They are 8th in the WNBA in pace with 76.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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