Connecticut Sun vs Seattle Storm Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/4/2020
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Seattle Storm
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
Jewell Loyd and the Seattle Storm (3-1, 2nd in the Western Conference) play the Connecticut Sun (0-4, 5th in the Eastern Conference) at IMG Academy on Tuesday.
Jasmine Thomas comes into this contest averaging 8.3 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 24% while her free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Brionna Jones averages 8.8 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 52% for the year while her free throw percentage is 65%.
Jewell Loyd averages 11.3 points per game while playing 23.5 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 1.3 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Breanna Stewart averages 18 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage is 84%.
Connecticut averages 75.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 38% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.0 per game. The Sun allow 82.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 17.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Seattle is 9th in the league with 82.3 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.0. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 19.0. The Storm are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Storm surrender 75.3 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 17.0 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game this season.
The Sun are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 91, and their defensive rating of 99.1 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 83.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 42% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Connecticut is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 8th in the league.
Seattle is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 12th in the WNBA. The Storm are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 95.3, and their offensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 12th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 78.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 4th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% 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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