Washington Mystics vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 9/2/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs Seattle Storm
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
Jewell Loyd and the Seattle Storm (13-3, 1st in the Western Conference) play the Washington Mystics (4-11, 4th in the Eastern Conference) at IMG Academy on Wednesday.
Ariel Atkins comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Mystics. She pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 45% while her free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Emma Meesseman averages 12.2 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.2 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 43% for the year while her free throw percentage is 87%.
Jewell Loyd averages 13.9 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Breanna Stewart averages 19.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.0 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage is 89%.
Washington averages 79.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 32.7 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.8 per game. The Mystics allow 83.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 19.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Seattle is 3rd in the league with 86.8 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 12.4. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 21.3. The Storm are 10th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Storm surrender 74.4 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 17.3 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 35.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game this season.
The Mystics are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 106.5, and their offensive rating of 101 is ranked 5th. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 78.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA. Washington is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 1st in the WNBA.
Seattle is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 12th in the WNBA. The Storm are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 93.4, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 12th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 79.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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