Washington Mystics vs Seattle Storm Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 9/1/2020
Game: Washington Mystics vs Seattle Storm
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
Alysha Clark and the Seattle Storm (13-3, 1st in the Western Conference) host the Washington Mystics (4-10, 4th in the Eastern Conference) at IMG Academy on Tuesday.
Leilani Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 9.2 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Mystics. She pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 43% while her free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Ariel Atkins averages 13.9 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.4 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 45% for the year while her free throw percentage is 87%.
Alysha Clark averages 9.6 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 54% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Jewell Loyd averages 13.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage is 88%.
Washington averages 80.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 32.7 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.6 per game. The Mystics allow 84.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% 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 18.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Seattle is 4th 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 WNBA in offensive rating with 102, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 78.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Washington is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 1st in the league.
Seattle is 8th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 12th in the league. The Storm are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 93.4 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 79.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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