New York Liberty vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 9/2/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Liberty vs Seattle Storm
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Location: Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, WA
TV: Amazon Prime
The Seattle Storm (18-10) play the New York Liberty (11-17) at Angel of the Winds Arena on Thursday.
The New York Liberty played the Minnesota Lynx and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-66 in their last contest. New York ended having earned a 32.4% FG percentage (23 of 71) and made 5 of their 24 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Liberty converted 15 of 17 attempts for a percentage of 88.2%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 38 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 12 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and earning 9 steals. Pertaining to the defense, New York allowed the other team to shoot 34.8% from the field on 24 out of 69 shooting. Minnesota dished out 10 assists and had 5 steals for the contest. In addition, Minnesota pulled down 43 boards (10 offensive, 33 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Minnesota ended up shooting 87.5% from the charity stripe by knocking down 21 of their 24 attempts. They also buried 5 out of their 26 shots from beyond the arc.
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Rebecca Allen is a player who was a major factor for this game. She ended up finishing with 7 points on 3 of 13 shooting. She played 38:44 minutes played and snagged 8 rebounds. Allen finished the contest at 23.1% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist. Someone else that was a factor in the game for the Liberty was Betnijah Laney. She collected 3 rebounds in her 35:47 minutes on the court. She ended up going 40.0% from the field for the game by shooting 6-of-15 (17 points). When the final whistle blew, Laney totaled 2 assists.
New York heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 11-17 this season. The Liberty are shooting 36.1% on three-point shots (286 of 793) and 80.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 78.6 pts per game (10th in the WNBA) while hitting 42.3% from the floor. They turn the ball over 16.0 times per game and as a team are committing 17.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, New York is pulling in 33.9 rebounds per game and has tallied 537 assists for the campaign, which is 4th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Liberty are forcing 12.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.3 fouls. They are relinquishing 33.1% on three-point shots while they are 11th in the WNBA in opponents PPG (85.6). The Liberty are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 43.9% (341 of 483) and they surrender 37.0 rebounds per game as a team. They are 11th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 550 surrendered for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Seattle Storm walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 107-75 against the Chicago Sky. The Storm were able to snag 19 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 22 for this game. They turned it over 12 times, while earning 3 steals for this contest. The Sky committed 13 fouls for the matchup which took the Storm to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to make 12 of them for a clip of 85.7%. Regarding three-point attempts, Seattle converted 5 of 17 tries (29.4%). Overall, the Storm shot 29 for 64 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.3%. The Storm permitted the Sky to bury 41 out of their 73 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 56.2% in this contest. They went 68.2% from distance via 15 of 22 and ended up shooting 10 of 11 from the free throw line (90.9%). Regarding team rebounding, Seattle allowed Chicago to pull down 36 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Jordin Canada ended up having an impact for the Storm in this game. She made 6 out of 9 for this game giving her a rate of 66.7%, and earned 4 rebounds. Canada racked up 17 points in her 27:47 minutes on the court and tallied 3 dimes for this contest. An additional player that was important for Seattle was Jewell Loyd. She wrapped the game up with 1 assist in her 27:47 mins played, and she put in 4 out of 12 from the floor. Loyd ended up shooting 33.3% from the field while contributing 10 points and 1 rebound.
Seattle has a record of 18-10 so far this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Storm are shooting 44.5% from the floor, which is 4th in basketball. Seattle has accumulated 2,377 points on the season (84.9 per game) and they average 36.4 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.3 times per contest (2nd in the league) and they are giving up possession 12.1 times per game. The Storm commit 15.4 personal fouls per game and they go 83.5% from the free throw line. The Storm on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the WNBA in points allowed per game with 80.7. The Seattle defense surrenders 33.8% from downtown (197 of 583) and their opposition knocks down 80.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 20.0 dimes and 35.7 total boards per game, which has them ranked 10th and 8th in the WNBA. They are forcing their opponents into 12.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.8% from the field (7th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Seattle
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