Seattle Storm vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 6/17/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Storm vs Indiana Fever
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Location: Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN
The Seattle Storm (11-2) head to Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Thursday where they'll meet the Indiana Fever (1-12).
The Seattle Storm faced the Indiana Fever and notched a win by a score of 87-70 in their last game. Seattle walked away from the contest with a 49.3% field goal percentage (34 out of 69) and converted 8 out of their 22 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Storm knocked down 11 of 13 attempts for a percentage of 84.6%. When discussing hauling in boards, they earned a total of 38 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 27 assists in the game while creating 9 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When it comes to defending, Seattle allowed the other team to shoot 42.2% from the floor on 27 of 64 shooting. Indiana dished out 18 assists and had 5 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Indiana grabbed 32 rebounds (5 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Indiana finished the game at 54.2% at the free throw line by knocking down 13 of their 24 shots. They also knocked down 3 of their 17 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Breanna Stewart is one player who played a role in this contest. She ended up with 20 points on 9 of 17 shooting. She played 32:40 mins and also collected 12 rebounds. Stewart finished 52.9% from the floor and totaled 5 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this game for the Storm was Jewell Loyd. She totaled 6 rebounds in 27:54 min on the court. She went 35.7% from the field for this game by going 5-of-14 (18 points). When this game wrapped up, Loyd earned 4 assists.
Seattle will enter this matchup with a mark of 11-2 for the campaign. The Storm are connecting on 40.5% on shots from downtown (124 of 306) and 81.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 88.9 pts per game (2nd in the league) while shooting 46.5% from the field. They are turning it over 11.5 times per contest and as a squad are committing 15.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Seattle is grabbing 36.5 boards per contest and has totaled 301 assists for the year, which is 1st in the league in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Storm are able to force 12.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.5 personal fouls. They give up 28.2% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 5th in basketball in points per game allowed (79.8). The Storm defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.2% (156 of 227) and they concede 36.7 boards per contest as a team. They rank 11th in the WNBA in allowing assists with 252 surrendered on the year.
The last time they took the court, the Indiana Fever took a loss by a final score of 87-70 against the Seattle Storm. The Fever recorded 27 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards for a total of 32 for this contest. They turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 5 steals in this matchup. The Storm had 16 fouls in this game which got the Fever to the free throw line for 24 shots. They were able to knock down 13 of those for a rate of 54.2%. Regarding shooting from distance, Indiana converted 3 of their 17 tries (17.6%). Overall, the Fever went 27 out of 64 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.2%. The Fever allowed the Storm to bury 34 of their 69 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 49.3% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 36.4% from three-point range by going 8 out of 22 and finished the game at 11 out of 13 from the free throw line (84.6%). In reference to rebounding, Indiana allowed Seattle to snag 38 overall (5 on the offensive side).
Kelsey Mitchell ended up being a major contributor for the Fever for the matchup. She buried 9 out of 20 in this contest giving her a field goal percentage of 45.0%, and earned 2 rebounds. Mitchell recorded 26 points in her 37:18 mins on the hardwood and had 4 assists for the game. An additional player that was pivotal for Indiana was Tiffany Mitchell. She ended up walking away with 4 dimes in her 31:51 mins on the hardwood, and she shot 5 of 10 from the field. Mitchell wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor and also earning 12 points and 4 boards.
Indiana has a mark of 1-12 this year. Indiana has totaled 972 points so far this season (74.8 per contest) and they pull in 35.0 rebounds per game. The Fever commit 17.9 fouls per contest and they hit 76.3% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Fever are connecting on 41.1% from the field, which ranks them 9th in the league. They are assisting teammates 17.7 times per game (11th in the league) and they turn it over 14.4 times per game. The Fever on the defensive end are ranked 12th in the league in points allowed per game with 89.1. They have allowed 21.1 dimes and 32.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 12th and 2nd in basketball. The Indiana defense gives up 44.0% on shots from 3-point land (128 of 291) and opponents are converting on 81.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 11.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.5% from the floor (12th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle
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