Seattle Storm vs Atlanta Dream Prediction, 6/9/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Storm vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Location: Gateway Center Arena in College Park, GA
The Atlanta Dream (4-4) host the Seattle Storm (7-2) at Gateway Center Arena on Wednesday.
The Seattle Storm played the Dallas Wings and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 68-67 in their last game. Seattle wrapped up the contest having earned a 34.4% field goal percentage (21 out of 61) and buried 8 out of their 24 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Storm buried 17 of their 23 attempts for a percentage of 73.9%. In regard to grabbing boards, they collected a total of 34 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 16 assists for this contest while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and having 8 steals. Regarding defense, Seattle allowed the other team to shoot 35.7% from the floor on 25 of 70 shooting. Dallas distributed 13 assists and had 5 steals for the matchup. In addition, Dallas collected 42 boards (9 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Dallas finished the contest at 100.0% from the charity stripe by burying 13 of their 13 attempts. They also made 5 of 22 attempts from downtown.
Breanna Stewart is a player who was a factor in the game. She accumulated 14 points on 5 out of 15 shooting. She was on the court for 33:30 minutes and totaled 7 rebounds. Stewart finished 33.3% from the floor and recorded 1 assist. An additional player that was a determining factor in this contest for the Storm was Jewell Loyd. She had 6 rebounds in 31:33 minutes on the hardwood. She ended up shooting 43.8% from the field in the game by shooting 7-of-16 (25 points). At the conclusion of this game, Loyd totaled 2 assists.
Seattle steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 7-2 for the campaign. The Storm are shooting 38.4% on three-point shots (84 of 219) and 80.3% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 88.8 points per game (2nd in the WNBA) while hitting 44.7% from the field. They are turning it over 12.0 times per game and as a group are committing 15.0 fouls per contest. As a team, Seattle is grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 199 dimes this year, which is 2nd in the league in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Storm have forced 12.6 turnovers per game and they draw 18.2 fouls. The Storm defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.5% (113 of 164) and they surrender 37.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 10th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 186 surrendered on the season. They are giving up 31.2% on shots from distance and they are ranked 8th in the WNBA in PPG allowed (84.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Atlanta Dream went home defeated by a final of 100-80 when they faced the Minnesota Lynx. The Dream snagged 20 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 33 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 18 times, while earning 7 steals in the game. The Lynx committed 20 personal fouls for this contest which took the Dream to the charity stripe for a total of 19 shots. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throws for a percentage of 73.7%. With respect to 3-point attempts, Atlanta made 10 out of 25 tries (40.0%). When the game finished, the Dream finished 28 for 64 from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.8%. The Dream permitted the Lynx to make 35 of 68 attempts from the field which had them shooting 51.5% for this game. They finished the game shooting 44.0% from three-point range by going 11 out of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 19 of 24 at the free throw line (79.2%). When it comes to rebounding, Atlanta allowed Minnesota to snag 32 overall (10 offensive).
Courtney Williams ended up being a major contributor for the Dream in this matchup. She converted 5 out of 12 for the matchup giving her a field goal percentage of 41.7%, and earned 5 rebounds. Williams totaled 13 points in her 33:09 minutes on the court and earned 5 dimes for the matchup. One more player who came through for Atlanta was Tiffany Hayes. She finished with no assists in her 21:58 mins on the hardwood, and she put in 7 of 12 from the field. Hayes finished going 58.3% from the field while also contributing 21 points and 1 rebound.
Atlanta has a mark of 4-4 on the campaign. The Dream commit 21.4 fouls per contest and they shoot 69.3% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 17.9 times per game (11th in the WNBA) and they turn it over 13.8 times per contest. Atlanta has totaled 672 points on the year (84.0 per game) and they average 34.4 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Dream are connecting on 42.3% from the floor, which ranks 8th in the league. The Dream on defense are ranked 11th in the WNBA in points given up per game with 86.6. They have conceded 20.8 assists and 36.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 12th and 8th in the league. The Atlanta defense allows 37.5% on shots from beyond the arc (66 of 176) and opponents are connecting on 81.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 17.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the field (11th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta
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