Phoenix Mercury vs Seattle Storm Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/8/2020
Game: Phoenix Mercury vs Seattle Storm
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
Jewell Loyd and the Seattle Storm (5-1, 1st in the Western Conference) host the Phoenix Mercury (4-2, 3rd in the Western Conference) at IMG Academy on Saturday.
Bria Hartley comes into this game averaging 18.2 points per contest while being on the court 26.0 minutes per night so far this year for the Mercury. She grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and hands out 4.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 43% while her free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Brittney Griner averages 17.5 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.7 assists per contest and 7.0 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 51% for the year while her free throw percentage is 81%.
Jewell Loyd averages 12.8 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 2.0 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Breanna Stewart averages 20.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage is 85%.
Phoenix averages 91.8 points per game this season, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They average 33.0 rebounds per contest and 21.2 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.3 per game. The Mercury allow 87.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 17.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Seattle is 5th in the league with 84.8 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 33.7 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 19.0. The Storm are 10th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Storm surrender 77.8 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 17.0 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season.
The Mercury are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 83.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 2nd. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Phoenix is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 6th in the league.
Seattle is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 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 98.4, and their offensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 9th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 79.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 4th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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