Atlanta Dream vs Seattle Storm Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/12/2020
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Seattle Storm
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm (7-1, 1st in the Western Conference) play the Atlanta Dream (2-6, 4th in the Eastern Conference) at IMG Academy on Wednesday.
Betnijah Laney comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Dream. She pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 48% while her free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Monique Billings averages 8.4 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 0.9 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 37% for the year while her free throw percentage is 79%.
Breanna Stewart averages 20.1 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Jewell Loyd averages 13.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage is 91%.
Atlanta averages 82.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 32.8 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 16.3 per game. The Dream allow 89.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 18.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Seattle is 7th in the league with 84.0 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.3. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 33.9 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 19.8. The Storm are 10th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Storm surrender 75.8 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 17.0 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game this season.
The Dream are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 109, and their offensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 2nd. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 81.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 8th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA. Atlanta is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 7th in the WNBA.
Seattle is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 12th in the WNBA. The Storm are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 95.2, and their offensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 12th. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 79.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 3rd. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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