New York Liberty vs Seattle Storm Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/18/2020
Game: New York Liberty vs Seattle Storm
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports Go
IMG Academy is the venue where Alysha Clark and the Seattle Storm (10-1, 1st in the Western Conference) will take on the New York Liberty (1-9, 6th in the Eastern Conference) on Tuesday.
Amanda Zahui B. comes into this contest averaging 10.1 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 39% while her free throw percentage is currently at 65%. Layshia Clarendon averages 13.4 points per game in 29.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.5 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 48% for the year while her free throw percentage is 85%.
Alysha Clark averages 10.2 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 56% and her free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jewell Loyd averages 13.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage is 89%.
New York averages 73.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -13.6 and their shooting percentage is 37% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.1 per game. The Liberty allow 86.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 17.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Seattle is 3rd in the league with 86.4 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 13.1. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 21.3. The Storm are 10th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Storm surrender 73.3 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 16.6 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season.
The Liberty are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 90.1 is ranked 3rd. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 81.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 43% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the WNBA. New York is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 5th in the WNBA.
Seattle is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 12th in the WNBA. The Storm are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 93.1, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 12th. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 78.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% 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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