Seattle Storm vs Atlanta Dream Prediction, 6/11/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Storm vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Friday, June 11, 2021
Location: Gateway Center Arena in College Park, GA
TV: CBS Sports Network
Gateway Center Arena is the venue where and the Atlanta Dream (4-5) will play the Seattle Storm (8-2) on Friday.
The Seattle Storm took the court against the Atlanta Dream and went home with a win by a final score of 95-71 in their last contest. Seattle wrapped up the game with a 54.7% field goal percentage (35 of 64) and buried 12 of 22 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Storm made 13 of their 16 attempts for a rate of 81.3%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they earned 32 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 27 assists for this contest while forcing 12 turnovers and getting 7 steals. When discussing the defense, Seattle allowed 35.4% from the field on 29 out of 82 shooting. Atlanta recorded 18 assists and had 9 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Atlanta totaled 42 rebounds (16 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Atlanta shot 76.9% at the free throw line by knocking down 10 of their 13 shots. They buried 3 out of their 26 attempts from distance.
Breanna Stewart is one player who was a factor for this game. She finished with 15 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 32:22 mins played and also collected 9 rebounds. Stewart finished 45.5% from the field and earned 5 assists. Another player that was a contributor in this matchup for the Storm was Jewell Loyd. She pulled down 3 rebounds in her 25:15 minutes played on the night. She finished 58.3% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 7-of-12 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Loyd accounted for 4 assists.
Seattle comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 8-2 for the season. The Storm are hitting 39.8% on shots from 3-point land (96 of 241) and 80.4% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 89.4 pts per game (2nd in the league) while connecting on 45.6% from the field. They turn it over 12.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 15.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Seattle is pulling in 36.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 226 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 1st in the league in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Storm are able to force 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. The Storm are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.6% (125 of 182) and they surrender 38.1 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 11th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 204 surrendered on the year. They give up 28.8% from beyond the arc while they are 8th in the league in opponents PPG (82.7).
In their last game, the Atlanta Dream took a loss by a score of 95-71 against the Seattle Storm. The Dream were able to pull down 26 defensive boards and 16 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 in this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 9 steals in this matchup. The Storm had 16 fouls for the contest which got the Dream to the free throw line for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to make 10 of the free throws for a clip of 76.9%. In terms of shooting from downtown, Atlanta knocked down 3 of their 26 attempts (11.5%). When all was said and done, the Dream ended up going 29 for 82 from the floor which gave them a rate of 35.4%. The Dream allowed the Storm to convert 35 out of 64 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 54.7% for this contest. They finished 54.5% from distance by hitting 12 out of 22 and finished the contest at 13 of 16 from the free throw line (81.3%). In the matter of rebounding, Atlanta permitted Seattle to snag 32 in total (3 on the offensive side).
Courtney Williams ended up having an impact for the Dream for the contest. She made 4 out of 15 for this game for a rate of 26.7%, and had 5 rebounds. Williams had 8 points in her 30:41 mins on the court and had 6 dimes in the game. An additional player that ended being a contributor for Atlanta was Odyssey Sims. She walked away with 5 assists in her 30:18 mins played, and she converted 4 of 17 from the floor. Sims ended the game having shot 23.5% from the floor in addition to totaling 8 points and 5 rebounds.
Atlanta has a mark of 4-5 for the campaign. The Dream have committed 21.0 fouls per contest and they shoot 69.8% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 17.9 times per game (11th in the WNBA) and they are turning it over 13.6 times per contest. Atlanta has accounted for 743 points for the year (82.6 per contest) and they average 35.2 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Dream are shooting 41.5% from the field, which is 8th in the WNBA. The Dream are ranked 11th in basketball in points given up per game with 87.6. They are forcing their opponents into 17.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.9% from the floor (11th in basketball). The Atlanta defense gives up 39.4% on shots from beyond the arc (78 of 198) and their opponents are knocking down 81.3% of their foul shots. They have allowed 21.4 dimes and 36.3 total rebounds per game, which ranks 12th and 8th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle
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