Dallas Wings vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 6/4/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Wings vs Seattle Storm
Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Location: Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, WA
TV: Amazon Prime
The Dallas Wings (2-4) head to Angel of the Winds Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Seattle Storm (6-1).
The Dallas Wings faced off with the Los Angeles Sparks and went home with a win by a final score of 79-69 in their last game. Dallas wrapped up the contest having earned a 39.4% field goal percentage (26 out of 66) and knocked down 10 of their 28 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Wings converted 17 of their 18 shots for a rate of 94.4%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 41 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 21 assists in the game as well as creating 12 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Dallas allowed their opponent to shoot 37.5% from the field on 24 out of 64 shooting. Los Angeles earned 4 assists and had 5 steals for the contest. Additionally, Los Angeles snagged 24 rebounds (4 offensive, 20 defensive) and earned 10 blocks. Los Angeles finished 91.7% at the free throw line by burying 11 of 12 shots. They also buried 10 out of their 30 attempts from downtown.
Arike Ogunbowale is a player who was a contributor for this contest. She ended up finishing with 14 points on 3 out of 12 shooting. She played 32:33 mins and pulled down 4 rebounds. Ogunbowale ended up shooting 25.0% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. An additional player that came through in the matchup for the Wings was Moriah Jefferson. She snagged 6 rebounds in her 30:53 minutes played on the night. She ended up shooting 44.4% from the field for this game by shooting 4-of-9 (10 points). When the final whistle blew, Jefferson had 6 assists.
Dallas steps onto the court with a record of 2-4 this season. The Wings are connecting on 37.2% on shots from downtown (54 of 145) and 82.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 88.5 points per contest (2nd in the WNBA) while connecting on 43.4% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 14.0 times per game and as a team they commit 22.2 fouls per contest. As a unit, Dallas is collecting 38.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 107 assists on the year, which ranks 8th in the league in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Wings are able to force 11.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.0 fouls. They currently rank 3rd in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 112 relinquished for the year. The Wings defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 43.4% (71 of 114) and they surrender 35.0 boards per contest as a unit. They are giving up 32.2% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 11th in the WNBA in points per game from their opponents (86.3).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Seattle Storm went home victorious with a score of 88-73 against the Indiana Fever. The Storm were able to snag 29 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 37 for this game. They turned it over 11 times, while recording 5 steals in this game. The Fever had 19 personal fouls in this contest which got the Storm to the free throw line for a total of 24 tries. They were able to convert 21 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 87.5%. In reference to 3-point shots, Seattle converted 11 out of 22 tries (50.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Storm ended up shooting 28 out of 66 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.4%. The Storm permitted the Fever to convert 29 of 74 tries from the field which had them shooting 39.2% in this contest. They finished shooting 23.5% from 3-point land by connecting on 4 of 17 and finished the contest at 11 of 14 at the free throw line (78.6%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, Seattle allowed Indiana to grab 35 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Jewell Loyd was important for the Storm for the contest. She knocked down 5 out of 15 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 33.3%, and accumulated 2 rebounds. Loyd tallied 18 points in her 33:48 mins on the hardwood and had 5 assists for the contest. One more player who was a determining factor for Seattle was Breanna Stewart. She walked away with 3 assists in her 29:14 minutes played, and she shot 8 out of 17 from the floor. Stewart walked away from this one going 47.1% from the field in addition to collecting 28 points and 6 boards.
Seattle has a win-loss record of 6-1 for the campaign. Seattle has 627 points on the campaign (89.6 per contest) and they grab 37.4 rebounds per game. The Storm have committed 15.3 personal fouls per contest while shooting 81.7% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Storm are connecting on 45.2% from the floor, which is ranked 2nd in the league. They are dishing out assists 21.7 times per game (1st in the league) and they are giving up possession 11.6 times per game. The Storm on the defensive end are ranked 9th in basketball in points given up per game with 83.7. They concede 21.1 dimes and 36.1 rebounds per game, which is ranked 11th and 9th in the WNBA. The Seattle defense concedes 30.9% on shots from beyond the arc (42 of 136) and their opposition knocks down 79.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 12.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.3% from the floor (9th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle
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