Washington Mystics vs Seattle Storm WNBA Tips 8/2/2019
Friday, August 2, 2019
Angel of the Winds Arena
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Angel of the Winds Arena is the site where Natasha Howard and the Seattle Storm (12-9, 3rd in the Western Conference) will play the Washington Mystics (13-6, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) on Friday.
The Mystics have been less than ideal for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 10-9 ATS. Seattle is covering 55.0% of the time, going 11-9 against the spread.
Valuable Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Mystics have been a dicey Under option for over/under basketball bettors, having gone 10-9.
The Mystics are covering the spread 50.0% of the time as a visitor, having gone 5-5 ATS.
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
Seattle is covering 50.0% of the time at Angel of the Winds Arena, going 5-5 against the spread.
The Storm have been an excellent Under option for over/under basketball bettors, having gone 6-15.
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
05/30/19 G Kiara Leslie Knee is out indefinitely
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
07/31/19 F Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Knee is questionable Friday vs Wash Mystics
05/21/19 G Sue Bird Knee is out indefinitely
05/19/19 F Breanna Stewart ACL is out for season
Kristi Toliver comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mystics. She pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 51% while her free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Elena Delle Donne averages 18.1 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.0 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 49% for the year while her free throw percentage is 95%.
Natasha Howard averages 18.1 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Jordin Canada averages 10.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 86.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 33.1 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 10.7 per game. The Mystics allow 77.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 17.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 10th in the league with 74.9 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 33.0 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 17.2. The Storm are 4th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Storm surrender 73.4 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.2 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Mystics are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 99.8 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 76.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Washington is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 1st in the league.
Seattle is 2nd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 3rd in the league. The Storm are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.3, and their defensive rating of 96.3 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 76.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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