Seattle Storm vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 8/15/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Storm vs Chicago Sky
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
The Chicago Sky (10-10) host the Seattle Storm (16-5) at Wintrust Arena on Sunday.
The Seattle Storm played the Phoenix Mercury and took home the win by a score of 82-75 in their last contest. Seattle ended the contest with a 48.4% field goal percentage (30 out of 62) and converted 10 of their 27 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Storm knocked down 12 of 16 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. In regard to grabbing boards, they compiled 34 with 6 of them being offensive. They also doled out 17 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In relation to the defense, Seattle let their opponent shoot 40.3% from the field on 27 out of 67 shooting. Phoenix earned 21 dimes and had 6 steals for the game. Additionally, Phoenix grabbed 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Phoenix finished shooting 75.0% from the free throw line by converting 12 of their 16 attempts. They converted 9 out of their 23 attempts from distance.
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Breanna Stewart is a player who was a contributor for the contest. She accounted for 13 points on 5 out of 14 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 37:39 minutes played and also grabbed 7 rebounds. Stewart finished the contest at 35.7% from the field and also totaled 2 dimes. One more player that played a role in the matchup for the Storm was Mercedes Russell. She had 10 rebounds in her 37:22 minutes played. She finished shooting 80.0% from the field for this game by connecting on 4-of-5 (8 points). When the final whistle blew, Russell had accumulated 1 assist.
Seattle will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 16-5 for the year. The Storm are hitting 39.3% on shots from downtown (191 of 486) and 82.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 86.4 points per contest (2nd in basketball) while shooting 45.6% from the floor. They turn the ball over 12.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 15.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Seattle is grabbing 36.5 boards per game and is sitting with 453 assists this year, which has them ranked 1st in the WNBA in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Storm have forced 12.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.1 fouls. The Storm are allowing a field goal percentage of 42.4% (253 of 359) and they concede 35.4 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are 8th in the WNBA in allowing assists with 405 relinquished so far this season. They are giving up 30.7% from 3-point land and they are 3rd in basketball in PPG allowed (79.7).
In their last game, the Chicago Sky took a loss by a score of 89-85 against the Washington Mystics. The Sky were able to collect 27 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 8 steals in the game. The Mystics were called for 11 personal fouls in this contest which took the Sky to the free throw line for a total of 13 tries. They were able to make 11 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 84.6%. In terms of shots from beyond the arc, Chicago converted 6 out of 27 tries (22.2%). When all was said and done, the Sky went 34 out of 78 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.6%. The Sky permitted the Mystics to bury 35 out of 79 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.3% in the matchup. They shot 33.3% from beyond the arc by going 8 out of 24 and ended up going 11 out of 15 from the charity stripe (73.3%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Chicago allowed Washington to get 44 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Courtney Vandersloot ended up being a major contributor for the Sky for the game. She made 5 out of 14 for the game giving her a rate of 35.7%, and had 4 rebounds. Vandersloot recorded 13 points in her 40:24 minutes on the hardwood and had 15 assists in the game. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Chicago was Candace Parker. She came away with 6 dimes in her 37:42 mins played, and she shot 7 out of 14 from the field. Parker ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor as well as totaling 17 points and 13 total rebounds.
Chicago has a win-loss record of 10-10 so far this year. The Sky are committing 20.1 fouls per game while shooting 86.5% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 21.2 times per contest (2nd in the league) and they cough up possession 14.9 times per contest. Chicago has scored 1,643 pts on the season (82.2 per game) and they pull in 36.1 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Sky are shooting 42.9% from the field, which ranks 6th in the WNBA. The Sky defensively are ranked 2nd in the league in points per game surrendered with 79.4. They are forcing their opponents into 16.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.4% from the field (5th in the league). The Chicago defense surrenders 33.3% on shots from 3-point land (130 of 390) and their opposition knocks down 75.5% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 17.5 dimes and 35.3 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 2nd and 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle
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