Connecticut Sun vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 5/25/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Seattle Storm
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Location: Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, WA
TV: CBS Sports Network
Angel of the Winds Arena is the site where and the Seattle Storm (3-1) will take on the Connecticut Sun (5-0) on Tuesday.
The Connecticut Sun played the Las Vegas Aces and walked away with a win by a score of 72-65 in their last contest. Connecticut finished having earned a 33.8% FG percentage (27 of 80) and knocked down 7 of their 26 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Sun knocked down 11 of their 12 shots for a percentage of 91.7%. Concerning getting rebounds, they earned a total of 44 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 16 assists in this game while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In regard to defense, Connecticut allowed the other team to go 40.7% from the field on 22 of 54 shooting. Las Vegas doled out 1 assists and had 4 steals for the contest. Moreover, Las Vegas pulled down 26 boards (1 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 13 blocked shots. Las Vegas finished shooting 76.2% from the charity stripe by burying 16 of 21 tries. They also made 5 of 16 attempts from 3-point range.
DeWanna Bonner is a player who had an impact for this contest. She ended up walking away with 22 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. She was on the court for 34:18 minutes played and snagged 7 boards. Bonner finished the contest at 46.7% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. One more player that was a factor in this game for the Sun was Natisha Hiedeman. She snagged 4 rebounds in 34:13 minutes on the court. She finished shooting 16.7% from the field in this contest by hitting 2-of-12 (5 points). When the time ran out, Hiedeman tallied 1 assist.
Connecticut will play this game with a record of 5-0 on the year. The Sun are shooting 39.8% on 3-pointers (45 of 113) and 75.0% from the free throw line. They have an average of 81.6 pts per contest (5th in basketball) on 43.7% from the floor. They are turning it over 12.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 19.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Connecticut is snagging 41.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 99 dimes for the year, which ranks 2nd in the WNBA in terms of passing. Defensively, the Sun are able to force 12.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.2 fouls. They currently rank 8th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 78 conceded so far this year. The Sun are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 38.8% (120 of 309) and they concede 26.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 26.6% on 3-point shots while they are 1st in basketball in points per game allowed (68.8).
In their last game, the Seattle Storm went home victorious with a score of 100-97 when they faced the Dallas Wings. The Storm were able to snag 28 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 39 in this game. They also gave up possession 9 times, while recording 9 steals for the game. The Wings committed 24 personal fouls in this contest which got the Storm to the free throw line for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to bury 23 of the free throws for a rate of 85.2%. Concerning 3-point shots, Seattle made 7 of 25 tries (28.0%). Overall, the Storm ended up going 35 out of 80 from the field which had them at 43.8%. The Storm allowed the Wings to knock down 37 out of 82 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.1% for this contest. They finished 32.3% from three-point range by going 10 of 31 and finished the contest at 13 out of 16 from the free throw line (81.3%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Seattle permitted Dallas to get 46 in all (13 offensive).
Jewell Loyd ended up having an impact for the Storm for the game. She made 10 out of 22 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and totaled 8 rebounds. Loyd recorded 25 points in her 41:32 mins on the court and had 6 dimes for the contest. One more player that played a role for Seattle was Breanna Stewart. She wrapped the game up with 3 dimes in her 41:21 minutes played, and she shot 13 of 28 from the floor. Stewart finished going 46.4% from the field as well as collecting 36 points and 11 total rebounds.
Seattle has a win-loss record of 3-1 on the campaign. The Storm are committing 14.0 personal fouls per game and they hit 79.7% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 22.3 times per game (1st in the league) and they cough up possession 11.5 times per game. Seattle has scored 367 points on the campaign (91.8 per contest) and they snag 38.0 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Storm are shooting 46.2% from the field, which ranks 3rd in basketball. The Storm defensively are ranked 11th in the WNBA in PPG given up with 88.5. They have conceded 22.3 dimes and 37.3 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 11th and 4th in the league. The Seattle defense allows 32.0% on shots from 3-point land (24 of 75) and opponents are connecting on 77.6% of their foul shots. They are forcing 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.5% from the floor (11th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Connecticut
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