Connecticut Sun vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 8/12/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Seattle Storm
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Location: FootPrint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Amazon Prime
FootPrint Center is the venue where and the Seattle Storm (16-5) will play the Connecticut Sun (14-6) on Thursday.
The Connecticut Sun faced off with the New York Liberty and took home the win by a score of 71-54 in their last game. Connecticut wrapped up the game having earned a 37.9% field goal percentage (25 out of 66) and buried 11 of their 30 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Sun made 10 of their 11 shots for a percentage of 90.9%. In the matter of getting rebounds, they earned 42 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 15 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 16 turnovers and earning 11 steals. With respect to defense, Connecticut let their opponent shoot 30.4% from the field on 17 of 56 shooting. New York earned 15 assists and had but wasn't able to record a steal. Additionally, New York grabbed 34 rebounds (5 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 1 block. New York finished the game at 64.7% from the free throw line by making 11 of 17 attempts. They also knocked down 9 of their 29 attempts from long range.
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Jonquel Jones is a player who was a factor in this contest. She accounted for 17 points on 6 out of 14 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 34:51 minutes played and collected 17 rebounds. Jones ended up going 42.9% from the field and earned 5 assists. One more player that came through in the game for the Sun was Briann January. She had 4 rebounds in 29:47 min on the court. She ended up going 50.0% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 4-of-8 (10 points). Overall, January had 3 assists.
Connecticut heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 14-6 on the season. The Sun are hitting 35.7% on 3-point shots (146 of 409) and 79.7% from the charity stripe. They average 79.4 points per game (9th in the league) while going 43.8% from the field. They are giving up possession 13.7 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 18.9 fouls per game. As a unit, Connecticut is pulling down 37.3 boards per contest and has tallied 360 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 7th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Sun are forcing their opponents into 12.2 turnovers per game while drawing 17.6 personal fouls. They relinquish 31.9% on 3-pointers and they are 1st in basketball in PPG allowed (73.2). The Sun defense is giving up a FG percentage of 40.7% (522 of 1,282) and they surrender 29.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 5th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 351 conceded for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Seattle Storm went home victorious with a score of 82-75 against the Phoenix Mercury. The Storm were able to corral 28 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 34 in the matchup. They also turned it over 11 times, while getting 5 steals for this game. The Mercury committed 21 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Storm to the free throw line for a total of 16 shots. They were able to bury 12 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 75.0%. In the matter of 3-point shots, Seattle made 10 of 27 attempts (37.0%). Overall, the Storm shot 30 out of 62 from the field which gave them a rate of 48.4%. The Storm allowed the Mercury to bury 27 out of 67 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.3% for the matchup. They finished 39.1% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 9 of 23 and finished the game at 12 of 16 from the free throw line (75.0%). In relation to cleaning up the glass, Seattle allowed Phoenix to pull down 32 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Breanna Stewart pitched in for the Storm in this contest. She converted 5 out of 14 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 35.7%, and had 7 rebounds. Stewart accumulated 13 points in her 37:39 mins on the court and added 2 dimes in the game. One more player that ended up playing a role for Seattle was Mercedes Russell. She came away with 1 assist in her 37:22 minutes played, and she knocked down 4 out of 5 from the field. Russell ended the game having shot 80.0% from the floor as well as contributing 8 points and 10 total rebounds.
Seattle has a win-loss record of 16-5 for the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Storm are hitting on 45.6% from the floor, which ranks 3rd in the league. Seattle has totaled 1,815 pts this year (86.4 per contest) and they pull down 36.5 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 21.6 times per contest (1st in the WNBA) and they turn the ball over 12.0 times per game. The Storm commit 15.8 fouls per game and they connect on 82.9% from the free throw line. The Storm defensively are ranked 3rd in basketball in points given up per game with 79.7. The Seattle defense concedes 30.7% on shots from 3-point land (130 of 423) and their opposition makes 78.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 19.3 dimes and 35.4 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 6th and 6th in the WNBA. They are able to force 12.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.4% from the floor (6th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Connecticut
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