Chicago Sky vs Seattle Storm Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/10/2020
Game: Chicago Sky vs Seattle Storm
Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
Kahleah Copper and the Chicago Sky (5-2, 1st in the Eastern Conference) travel to IMG Academy on Monday where they'll take on the Seattle Storm (6-1, 1st in the Western Conference).
Kahleah Copper comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per night so far this season for the Sky. She pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 53% while her free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Azura Stevens averages 11.9 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.6 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage is 52% for the year while her free throw percentage is 80%.
Breanna Stewart averages 19.4 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Jewell Loyd averages 13.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage is 95%.
Chicago averages 88.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.4 per game. The Sky allow 85.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Seattle is 7th in the league with 83.3 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 34.7 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 19.0. The Storm are 10th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Storm surrender 76.4 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 16.9 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season.
The Sky are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 83.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Chicago is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 2nd in the league.
Seattle is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 12th in the WNBA. The Storm are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 96.2, and their offensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 12th. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 79.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 3rd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% 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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