Seattle Storm vs Indiana Fever Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/20/2020
Game: Seattle Storm vs Indiana Fever
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
IMG Academy is the site where Teaira McCowan and the Indiana Fever (4-7, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Seattle Storm (11-1, 1st in the Western Conference) on Thursday.
Jewell Loyd comes into this game averaging 13.7 points per contest while being on the court 26.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Storm. She grabs 2.4 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 44% while her free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Breanna Stewart averages 18.5 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.3 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 52% for the year while her free throw percentage is 88%.
Teaira McCowan averages 10.5 points per game while playing 22.0 minutes per contest this year for the Fever. She grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 50% and her free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Candice Dupree averages 13.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage is 84%.
Seattle averages 87.9 points per game this season, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 15.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They average 35.2 rebounds per contest and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.6 per game. The Storm allow 72.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 16.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Indiana is 6th in the league with 81.5 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -5.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 33.3 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 17.3. The Fever are 6th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Fever surrender 87.5 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 17.5 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 32.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fever are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 10.5 per game this season.
The Storm are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 91.3 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 79.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% 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 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 12th in the league.
Indiana is 6th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 3rd in the league. The Fever are 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 105.1, and their defensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 77.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 6th. As a team they are 6th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
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Guy's Pick: Take Seattle
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