Seattle Storm vs Washington Mystics Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 7/30/2020
Game: Seattle Storm vs Washington Mystics
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
Myisha Hines-Allen and the Washington Mystics (2-0, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) play the Seattle Storm (2-0, 1st in the Western Conference) at IMG Academy on Thursday.
Breanna Stewart comes into this contest averaging 18 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night so far this season for the Storm. She pulls down 9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 50% while her free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Sue Bird averages 13.5 points per game in 21.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.5 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 50% for the year.
Myisha Hines-Allen averages 21.5 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest this year for the Mystics. She grabs 9 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 62% and her free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Aerial Powers averages 21.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 71% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Seattle averages 88.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 17.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 32 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 12 per game. The Storm allow 71 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 21% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 14 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 19 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Washington is 2nd in the league with 97.5 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 21.5. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 38 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 17.5. The Mystics are 9th in turnovers per game with 14. The Mystics surrender 76.0 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 12 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 28 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mystics are 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13 per game this season.
The Storm are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 58.6, and their offensive rating of 146 is ranked 12th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 60.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA. Seattle is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 39%, which is 12th in the WNBA.
Washington is 9th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 11th in the league. The Mystics are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 160.1, and their defensive rating of 62.4 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 60.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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