Seattle Storm vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 6/13/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Storm vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena is the venue where and the Connecticut Sun (8-2) will take on the Seattle Storm (8-2) on Sunday.
The Seattle Storm faced the Atlanta Dream and walked away with a win by a score of 95-71 in their last game. Seattle ended the game having earned a 54.7% field goal percentage (35 out of 64) and buried 12 of 22 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Storm converted 13 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 81.3%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 32 with 3 of them being offensive. They also recorded 27 assists in the game as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In the matter of defending, Seattle allowed 35.4% from the field on 29 out of 82 shooting. Atlanta doled out 16 dimes and had 9 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Atlanta grabbed 42 boards (16 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Atlanta finished the contest at 76.9% at the free throw line by making 10 of their 13 attempts. They also buried 3 of their 26 tries from beyond the arc.
Breanna Stewart is a player who had an impact for this contest. She recorded 15 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. She saw the court for 32:22 minutes and collected 9 boards. Stewart ended up going 45.5% from the floor and earned 5 assists. An additional player that was a factor in this game for the Storm was Jewell Loyd. She collected 3 rebounds in her 25:15 min played on the night. She finished shooting 58.3% from the floor for the game via 7-of-12 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Loyd tallied 4 assists.
Seattle heads into this one with a record of 8-2 for the season. They currently have an average of 89.4 pts per game (2nd in the league) on 45.6% from the field. The Storm are shooting 39.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (96 of 241) and 80.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Seattle is grabbing 36.8 boards per contest and has accounted for 226 assists for the campaign, which ranks 1st in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 12.0 times per contest and as a unit are committing 15.1 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Storm have forced 12.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.2 fouls. They relinquish 28.8% from beyond the arc and they rank 8th in basketball in PPG allowed (82.7). The Storm defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 42.6% (125 of 182) and they surrender 38.1 rebounds per game as a team. They are 11th in the WNBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 204 conceded this year.
In their last game, the Connecticut Sun took home the win by a final score of 85-64 when they played the New York Liberty. The Sun snagged 24 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 38 in the game. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 8 steals in this matchup. The Liberty were called for 22 personal fouls in this contest which got the Sun to the free throw line for a total of 19 shots. They were able to knock down 16 of those for a percentage of 84.2%. In relation to shooting from distance, Connecticut converted 7 of their 21 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Sun ended up shooting 31 out of 71 from the floor which had them sitting at 43.7%. The Sun allowed the Liberty to knock down 24 of 55 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.6% in the matchup. They finished 40.7% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 11 out of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 5 of 6 from the free throw line (83.3%). Regarding team rebounding, Connecticut allowed New York to collect 22 in all (3 on the offensive glass).
Jonquel Jones pitched in for the Sun for the game. She knocked down 12 out of 16 in this game for a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and accounted for 13 rebounds. Jones tallied 31 points in her 34:21 mins of playing time and accumulated 3 dimes in the game. Another player that ended up playing a role for Connecticut was Jasmine Thomas. She finished this one with 9 dimes in 32:37 mins played, and she shot 2 out of 9 from the field. Thomas finished going 22.2% from the field while totaling 6 points and 5 boards.
Connecticut has a mark of 8-2 this season. Connecticut has accounted for 814 points on the campaign (81.4 per contest) and they pull in 37.5 rebounds per game. The Sun are committing 19.7 fouls per game and they shoot 78.4% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Sun are hitting on 43.7% from the field, which ranks them 5th in the league. They are earning an assist 18.7 times per game (7th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 13.0 times per game. The Sun on the defensive side of the court are 1st in the WNBA in points allowed per game with 72.5. They have conceded 17.6 dimes and 29.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is 2nd and 1st in the WNBA. The Connecticut defense allows 32.5% on shots from distance (68 of 209) and their opposition makes 83.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 12.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.1% from the floor (2nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle
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