Seattle Storm vs Atlanta Dream Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/6/2020
Game: Seattle Storm vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
Jewell Loyd and the Seattle Storm (4-1, 1st in the Western Conference) travel to IMG Academy on Thursday where they'll meet the Atlanta Dream (2-3, 4th in the Eastern Conference).
Loyd comes into this contest averaging 11.4 points per game while playing 25.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Storm. She pulls down 1.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 100%. Breanna Stewart averages 18.8 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.2 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 48% for the year while her free throw percentage is 86%.
Chennedy Carter averages 17.4 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Betnijah Laney averages 17.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 50% and her free throw percentage is 87%.
Seattle averages 83.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.4 per game. The Storm allow 75.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 18.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Atlanta is 9th in the league with 82.0 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.4. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 32.6 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Dream are 1st in turnovers per game with 16.4. The Dream surrender 89.4 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 18.4 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season.
The Storm are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 96.3 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 77.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Seattle is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 12th in the league.
Atlanta is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 3rd in the WNBA. The Dream are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 98.8 is ranked 2nd. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 83 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 8th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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