Seattle Storm vs Dallas Wings Prediction, 5/22/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Storm vs Dallas Wings
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: College Park Center in Arlington, TX
The Seattle Storm (2-1) are headed to College Park Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Dallas Wings (1-0).
The Seattle Storm faced the Minnesota Lynx and went home with a win by a final score of 90-78 in their last contest. Seattle finished with a 49.2% field goal percentage (31 of 63) and buried 12 of 25 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Storm made 16 of 20 tries for a percentage of 80.0%. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they earned 35 with 5 of them being offensive. They also distributed 23 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and earning 12 steals. When talking about defending, Seattle allowed 44.1% from the field on 30 of 68 shooting. Minnesota earned 22 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Minnesota grabbed 31 rebounds (6 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 1 block. Minnesota finished the contest at 61.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 13 of 21 attempts. They converted 5 of 17 attempts from 3-point range.
Breanna Stewart is a player who was a major contributor in the matchup. She had 13 points on 5 out of 14 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 38:24 mins played and also totaled 7 boards. Stewart shot 35.7% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. An additional player that played a role in the game for the Storm was Jewell Loyd. She pulled down 5 rebounds in 33:37 min on the court. She finished the game shooting 57.1% from the floor in this contest by going 8-of-14 (23 points). At the conclusion of this game, Loyd tallied 4 assists.
Seattle comes into this game with a mark of 2-1 on the campaign. They are averaging 89.0 points per outing (3rd in basketball) while hitting 47.2% from the field. The Storm are shooting 40.3% on 3-point shots (31 of 77) and 76.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Seattle is pulling down 37.7 rebounds per game and has accumulated 63 dimes on the year, which ranks 2nd in the WNBA in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 12.3 times per game and as a unit they commit 13.7 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Storm are able to force 11.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 14.3 fouls. They relinquish 31.8% from beyond the arc while they are 10th in the WNBA in points per game allowed (85.7). The Storm defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.0% (34 of 43) and they surrender 34.3 boards per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 12th in the WNBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 68 conceded on the season.
In their last game, the Dallas Wings got the victory with a final of 94-71 against the Los Angeles Sparks. The Wings were able to pull down 37 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 45 in the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 26 times, while getting 8 steals for this game. The Sparks had 17 personal fouls for this contest which got the Wings to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to bury 18 of them for a percentage of 81.8%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Dallas converted 8 of their 17 tries (47.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Wings finished shooting 34 for 64 from the field which had them sitting at 53.1%. The Wings permitted the Sparks to convert 28 of their 78 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.9% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 25.9% from distance by going 7 out of 27 and ended up going 8 out of 14 at the free throw line (57.1%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Dallas allowed Los Angeles to collect 25 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Allisha Gray was important for the Wings for this game. She made 7 out of 15 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 46.7%, and had 9 rebounds. Gray tallied 23 points in her 36:13 mins of playing time and had 4 dimes in this game. Another player who was a determining factor for Dallas was Kayla Thornton. She came away with 1 assist in 27:53 mins on the court, and she converted 2 of 3 from the floor. Thornton finished going 66.7% from the floor and also totaling 7 points and 11 total rebounds.
Dallas has a win-loss record of 1-0 for the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wings are shooting 53.1% from the floor, which ranks them 1st in basketball. Dallas has accumulated 94 points on the season (94.0 per contest) and they grab 45.0 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 17.0 times per contest (8th in the league) and they turn it over 26.0 times per game. The Wings have committed 17.0 fouls per game and they connect on 81.8% from the charity stripe. The Wings defensively are ranked 3rd in the WNBA in PPG given up with 71.0. They are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 35.9% from the field (2nd in basketball). The Dallas defense concedes 25.9% on 3-pointers (7 of 27) and their opposition makes 57.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 15.0 dimes and 25.0 rebounds per contest, which ranks 2nd and 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle
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