Seattle Storm vs New York Liberty Prediction, 8/18/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Storm vs New York Liberty
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: CBS Sports Network
The New York Liberty (10-12) host the Seattle Storm (16-6) at Barclays Center on Wednesday.
The Seattle Storm stepped onto the hardwood against the Chicago Sky and took a loss by a score of 87-85 in their last game. Seattle finished the contest having earned a 34.5% FG percentage (29 out of 84) and converted 6 of 18 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Storm made 21 of their 28 tries for a rate of 75.0%. In relation to rebounding, they compiled 47 with 13 of them being offensive. They also recorded 22 dimes for the game while forcing 18 turnovers and having 9 steals. In reference to the defense, Seattle allowed their opponent to shoot 42.9% from the field on 33 out of 77 shooting. Chicago recorded 28 assists and had 3 steals in this game. On top of that, Chicago grabbed 44 boards (10 offensive, 34 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Chicago finished the game at 70.6% when shooting free throws by making 12 of their 17 tries. They also made 9 of their 24 shots from 3-point range.
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Jewell Loyd is one player who was important in this matchup. She totaled 26 points on 7 of 30 shooting. She played 39:47 mins and totaled 5 boards. Loyd shot 23.3% from the floor and also earned 1 assist. An additional player that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Storm was Jordin Canada. She collected 4 rebounds in 37:56 min played on the night. She went 33.3% from the floor for this contest by connecting on 3-of-9 (9 points). In all, Canada accounted for 5 assists.
Seattle enters this game with a win-loss record of 16-6 so far this season. They currently have an average of 86.4 points per contest (2nd in basketball) while hitting 45.0% from the floor. The Storm are connecting on 39.1% on 3-point shots (197 of 504) and 82.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Seattle is pulling down 37.0 boards per game and has accounted for 475 dimes for the campaign, which is 1st in the WNBA in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 11.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 15.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end of the court, the Storm have forced 12.3 turnovers per game and they draw 17.3 fouls. They are surrendering 31.1% from 3-point land and they are ranked 5th in the league in opponents points per game (80.0). The Storm defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 42.4% (271 of 381) and they surrender 35.8 rebounds per contest as a team. They rank 9th in basketball in giving up assists with 433 conceded this season.
In their last game, the New York Liberty took a loss by a final score of 88-78 against the Minnesota Lynx. The Liberty snagged 23 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 30 for this contest. They turned the ball over 8 times, while getting 9 steals in the matchup. The Lynx were called for 14 personal fouls for this contest which took the Liberty to the free throw line for a total of 11 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throws for a rate of 72.7%. When talking about shots from beyond the perimeter, New York buried 6 of their 20 tries (30.0%). Overall, the Liberty went 32 for 71 from the floor which had them shooting 45.1%. The Liberty permitted the Lynx to make 32 out of their 66 attempts from the field which left them shooting 48.5% in the game. They finished 31.6% from beyond the perimeter by going 6 of 19 and finished the game at 18 of 21 from the free throw line (85.7%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, New York allowed Minnesota to snag 36 in all (8 offensive).
Sami Whitcomb ended up having an impact for the Liberty in the game. She made 5 out of 13 in this matchup giving her a rate of 38.5%, and tallied 5 rebounds. Whitcomb earned 12 points in her 34:09 mins on the hardwood and had 5 dimes for the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for New York was Betnijah Laney. She ended up with 4 assists in 33:34 mins on the hardwood, and she knocked down 6 out of 15 from the field. Laney ended up shooting 40.0% from the field in addition to contributing 12 points and 2 rebounds.
New York has a mark of 10-12 so far this season. New York has 1,742 pts for the season (79.2 per contest) and they grab 34.0 boards per contest. The Liberty commit 17.7 fouls per game and they shoot 79.1% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Liberty are shooting 43.0% from the floor, which is ranked 6th in basketball. Their rate of earning assists is at 19.3 times per game (6th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 16.3 times per game. The Liberty on defense are ranked 11th in the WNBA in points given up per game with 85.1. They have conceded 19.8 assists and 37.3 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 9th and 10th in the WNBA. The New York defense allows 31.8% on 3-point shots (141 of 443) and their opponents are connecting on 81.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.5% from the floor (8th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle
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