Seattle Storm vs Connecticut Sun Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/16/2020
Game: Seattle Storm vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
Jasmine Thomas and the Connecticut Sun (4-6, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) host the Seattle Storm (9-1, 1st in the Western Conference) at IMG Academy on Sunday.
Jordin Canada comes into this game averaging 9.1 points per contest while being on the court 25.4 minutes per night so far this year for the Storm. She grabs 2.4 rebounds per contest and hands out 5.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 44% while her free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Alysha Clark averages 10.6 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 57% for the year while her free throw percentage is 78%.
Jasmine Thomas averages 12.0 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 1.8 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Brionna Jones averages 11.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 59% and her free throw percentage is 65%.
Seattle averages 85.5 points per game this season, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They average 35.1 rebounds per contest and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.6 per game. The Storm allow 73.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 16.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Connecticut is 8th in the league with 80.1 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.6. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 33.2 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 18.1. The Sun are 11th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Sun surrender 80.7 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 17.1 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Storm are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 92.8 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 79.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Seattle is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 12th in the league.
Connecticut is 11th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 5th in the league. The Sun are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.7, and their defensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 79.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 10th. As a team they are 10th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle
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