Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction, 9/11/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury
Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm (17-3, 1st in the Western Conference) head to IMG Academy on Friday where they'll meet the Phoenix Mercury (13-8, 5th in the Western Conference).
Breanna Stewart comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Storm. She pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 45% while her free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Jewell Loyd averages 15.0 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.1 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 45% for the year while her free throw percentage is 88%.
Skylar Diggins-Smith averages 18.5 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Mercury. She grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Diana Taurasi averages 19.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage is 91%.
Seattle averages 88.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.2 per game. The Storm allow 76.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 17.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Phoenix is 3rd in the league with 87.4 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 34.0 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 20.8. The Mercury are 7th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Mercury surrender 84.2 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 18.1 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mercury are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game this season.
The Storm are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 96, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 12th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 79.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA. Seattle is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 12th in the WNBA.
Phoenix is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 11th in the WNBA. The Mercury are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 104.1, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 6th. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 80.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix
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