Chicago Sky vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 8/27/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Sky vs Seattle Storm
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Location: Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, WA
The Seattle Storm (18-8) host the Chicago Sky (12-12) at Angel of the Winds Arena on Friday.
The Chicago Sky faced the Atlanta Dream and earned the victory with a final of 86-79 in their last contest. Chicago finished having earned a 51.5% FG percentage (34 of 66) and made 8 out of their 17 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Sky buried 10 of 14 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. In reference to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 35 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 24 assists in the game in addition to forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and having 3 steals. In the matter of the defense, Chicago allowed the other team to go 41.8% from the floor on 33 of 79 shooting. Atlanta distributed 14 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Atlanta totaled 38 rebounds (14 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Atlanta walked away from this one shooting 66.7% at the charity stripe by making 6 of 9 attempts. They made 7 of 22 attempts from three-point range.
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Allie Quigley is a player who was a major factor in this matchup. She racked up 21 points on 8 of 11 shooting. She played for 35:14 minutes and totaled 7 boards. Quigley finished the contest at 72.7% from the field and also dished out 3 dimes. One more player that was a major contributor in the game for the Sky was Kahleah Copper. She had 4 rebounds in her 32:48 minutes played on the night. She finished the game at 54.5% from the field in this game by connecting on 6-of-11 (16 points). In all, Copper had 4 assists.
Chicago enters this game with a win-loss record of 12-12 on the season. They are turning it over 14.5 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 20.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Chicago is collecting 35.7 rebounds per contest and has totaled 522 assists so far this year, which ranks 2nd in basketball in terms of passing. The Sky are connecting on 34.3% on shots from 3-point land (170 of 496) and 85.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 82.8 pts per game (4th in the league) while hitting 43.4% from the field. On defense, the Sky are forcing 15.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.9 fouls. They are currently ranked 4th in the WNBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 432 relinquished this year. The Sky are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 42.2% (374 of 429) and they relinquish 36.2 boards per game as a group. They are relinquishing 34.3% from beyond the arc and they are 6th in the WNBA in points per game allowed (80.5).
The last time they took the court, the Seattle Storm took a loss by a final score of 76-70 when they faced the Minnesota Lynx. The Storm corralled 31 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 41 in this matchup. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while earning 7 steals in this contest. The Lynx had 13 fouls in the game which got the Storm to the charity stripe for a total of 7 shots. They were able to convert 6 of the free throw tries for a rate of 85.7%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Seattle made 8 out of 24 tries (33.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Storm went 28 out of 74 from the field which had them at 37.8%. The Storm permitted the Lynx to convert 28 of their 66 tries from the floor which had them shooting 42.4% in this matchup. They shot 35.7% from three-point range by shooting 5 of 14 and ended up going 15 out of 16 at the free throw line (93.8%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, Seattle permitted Minnesota to pull down 37 in all (4 on the offensive glass).
Breanna Stewart pitched in for the Storm for this contest. She knocked down 6 out of 23 for the contest giving her a field goal percentage of 26.1%, and had 16 rebounds. Stewart earned 18 points in her 36:49 mins of playing time and added 2 dimes for this contest. One more player that ended up playing a role for Seattle was Jewell Loyd. She accumulated 2 dimes in her 31:38 minutes on the court, and she shot 6 of 14 from the floor. Loyd ended up shooting 42.9% from the floor and also earning 15 points and 2 total rebounds.
Seattle has a win-loss mark of 18-8 this year. Seattle has totaled 2,233 points this season (85.9 per game) and they collect 37.1 rebounds per game. The Storm commit 15.7 personal fouls per game and they go 83.0% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Storm are shooting 44.8% from the field, which has them ranked 3rd in the league. They are earning an assist 21.4 times per game (2nd in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 12.0 times per contest. The Storm defensively are ranked 4th in the WNBA in PPG given up with 80.0. They are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.3% from the floor (6th in the league). The Seattle defense gives up 32.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (175 of 538) and their opponents are converting on 80.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 19.7 dimes and 35.6 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 9th and 5th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle
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