Dallas Wings vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 9/9/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Wings vs Seattle Storm
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
IMG Academy is the site where Natasha Howard and the Seattle Storm (16-3, 1st in the Western Conference) will take on the Dallas Wings (7-12, 6th in the Western Conference) on Wednesday.
Satou Sabally comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Wings. She pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 35% while her free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Kayla Thornton averages 7.5 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 0.6 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Dallas. Her field goal percentage is 44% for the year while her free throw percentage is 89%.
Natasha Howard averages 9.1 points per game while playing 20.4 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 55% and her free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Breanna Stewart averages 19.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage is 89%.
Dallas averages 82.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 32.8 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 11.2 per game. The Wings allow 85.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 19.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Seattle is 2nd in the league with 86.9 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 11.6. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 21.6. The Storm are 8th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Storm surrender 75.3 points per contest, which ranks them 1st 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 2nd with 17.7 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season.
The Wings are 7th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 77.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 10th. As a team they are 9th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Dallas is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 4th in the league.
Seattle is 8th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 12th in the league. The Storm are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 95.2 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 79.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 3rd. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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