Atlanta Dream vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 7/2/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Seattle Storm
Date: Friday, July 2, 2021
Location: Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, WA
The Atlanta Dream (6-9) travel to Angel of the Winds Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Seattle Storm (12-4).
The Atlanta Dream faced off with the New York Liberty and went home with a win by a final score of 73-69 in their last contest. Atlanta ended the game with a 35.5% field goal percentage (27 out of 76) and converted 7 out of their 18 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Dream converted 12 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. In relation to rebounding, they earned 34 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 17 dimes in the game while forcing 15 turnovers and getting 10 steals. Regarding defense, Atlanta let their opponent shoot 40.0% from the field on 24 of 60 shooting. New York recorded 7 assists and had 4 steals for the matchup. On top of that, New York totaled 36 rebounds (7 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 3 rejections. New York finished the contest at 80.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 12 of their 15 tries. They made 9 of 24 attempts from distance.
Courtney Williams is a player who was a factor in the matchup. She totaled 18 points on 8 out of 17 shooting. She was on the court for 36:02 minutes played and also collected 5 rebounds. Williams ended up going 47.1% from the field and dished out 4 assists. Another player that came through in this game for the Dream was Chennedy Carter. She collected 1 rebound in 33:57 minutes on the basketball court. She finished 23.1% from the floor for this contest by going 3-of-13 (11 points). When the game finished, Carter tallied 4 assists.
Atlanta will play this game with a mark of 6-9 this year. They are averaging 83.2 points per game (4th in the league) while going 42.1% from the floor. The Dream are hitting 33.9% on three-point shots (105 of 310) and 74.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Atlanta is collecting 33.7 boards per game and has accounted for 266 dimes this season, which is 11th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 12.3 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.4 personal fouls per contest. Defensively, the Dream have forced 16.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.4 fouls. They rank 8th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 312 relinquished for the campaign. The Dream defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 46.5% (247 of 276) and they surrender 35.9 boards per game as a team. They give up 39.5% on 3-point shots and they rank 11th in the WNBA in PPG from their opponents (87.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Seattle Storm went home defeated by a final of 95-92 when they faced the Las Vegas Aces. The Storm collected 35 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 43 in the game. They turned it over 16 times, while getting 7 steals for the matchup. The Aces committed 16 fouls in this matchup which took the Storm to the charity stripe for a total of 9 attempts. They were able to make 8 of the free throw tries for a clip of 88.9%. Regarding shooting from distance, Seattle converted 8 of their 26 tries (30.8%). When the final whistle was blown, the Storm went 38 out of 82 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.3%. The Storm allowed the Aces to knock down 35 of 80 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.8% in the matchup. They shot 54.5% from three-point range by going 6 out of 11 and ended up shooting 19 of 23 from the free throw line (82.6%). When it comes to rebounds, Seattle permitted Las Vegas to collect 35 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Breanna Stewart was important for the Storm in the game. She buried 14 of 26 in the game for a field goal percentage of 53.8%, and had 11 rebounds. Stewart tallied 35 points in her 38:14 mins of playing time and accounted for 3 dimes in this contest. An additional player who came through for Seattle was Sue Bird. She accumulated 6 dimes in 35:09 minutes played, and she converted 3 out of 11 from the floor. Bird ended the game having shot 27.3% from the floor while collecting 7 points but no rebounds.
Seattle has a record of 12-4 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Storm are connecting on 46.2% from the field, which is ranked 2nd in basketball. Seattle has scored 1,410 points so far this year (88.1 per contest) and they pull in 37.1 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 22.8 times per contest (1st in the league) and they turn it over 11.7 times per game. The Storm commit 15.8 fouls per game while shooting 81.8% from the charity stripe. The Storm defensively are ranked 4th in the league in PPG given up with 80.6. They relinquish 19.4 assists and 36.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 7th and 9th in basketball. The Seattle defense surrenders 30.2% on 3-point attempts (98 of 325) and opponents are converting on 77.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 11.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.5% from the floor (5th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta
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