Seattle Storm vs New York Liberty Prediction, 8/20/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Storm vs New York Liberty
Date: Friday, August 20, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: Amazon Prime
The Seattle Storm (16-7) travel to Barclays Center on Friday where they'll meet the New York Liberty (11-12).
The Seattle Storm stepped onto the hardwood against the New York Liberty and took a loss by a score of 83-79 in their last contest. Seattle walked away from the contest with a 43.7% field goal percentage (31 out of 71) and converted 9 of 26 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Storm knocked down 8 of 10 tries for a rate of 80.0%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 26 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 18 assists in this contest as well as creating 21 turnovers and having 14 steals. With respect to defending, Seattle allowed their opponent to shoot 51.7% from the field on 31 out of 60 shooting. New York doled out 19 dimes and had 6 steals for the contest. In addition, New York totaled 31 rebounds (5 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 4 rejections. New York finished 90.0% from the free throw line by making 9 of 10 tries. They knocked down 12 out of their 25 shots from 3-point land.
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Jordin Canada is someone who was a contributor in the game. She ended up finishing with 5 points on 2 of 9 shooting. She was on the court for 34:21 mins played and also snagged 4 rebounds. Canada ended up going 22.2% from the field and also totaled 6 assists. One more player that came through in this contest for the Storm was Jewell Loyd. She snagged 4 rebounds in 33:13 min on the hardwood. She ended up going 50.0% from the field in this game by connecting on 13-of-26 (35 points). When the time ran out, Loyd totaled 3 assists.
Seattle heads into this game with a record of 16-7 for the campaign. The Storm are shooting 38.9% on shots from distance (206 of 530) and 82.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 86.0 pts per contest (2nd in the WNBA) while connecting on 45.0% from the field. They turn the ball over 11.9 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 15.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Seattle is pulling in 36.5 rebounds per game and has tallied 493 assists for the season, which has them ranked 1st in the league in terms of passing. Defensively, the Storm are able to force 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.1 fouls. They are 9th in basketball in giving up assists with 452 surrendered on the campaign. The Storm are allowing a shooting percentage of 42.8% (292 of 394) and they relinquish 35.6 boards per contest as a group. They give up 32.0% on 3-pointers and they rank 5th in the WNBA in points per game from their opponents (80.1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the New York Liberty took home the win by a final score of 83-79 against the Seattle Storm. The Liberty collected 26 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 31 for the matchup. They also turned it over 21 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Storm had 14 fouls in the game which took the Liberty to the charity stripe for a total of 10 shots. They were able to convert 9 of the free throws for a percentage of 90.0%. With respect to three-point attempts, New York made 12 of 25 attempts (48.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Liberty went 31 for 60 from the field which gave them a rate of 51.7%. The Liberty allowed the Storm to bury 31 of 71 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.7% for this contest. They went 34.6% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 9 out of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 8 of 10 from the free throw line (80.0%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, New York allowed Seattle to grab 26 overall (4 offensive).
Betnijah Laney ended up being a factor for the Liberty in this matchup. She knocked down 8 of 18 in this game giving her a rate of 44.4%, and accumulated 7 rebounds. Laney racked up 17 points in her 35:15 minutes on the hardwood and earned 8 assists in the game. One more player that was pivotal for New York was Sabrina Ionescu. She ended up walking away with 5 assists in her 33:42 minutes on the court, and she knocked down 4 of 9 from the field. Ionescu walked away from this one going 44.4% from the field in addition to contributing 10 points and 7 boards.
New York has a win-loss mark of 11-12 so far this year. As an offensive unit, the Liberty are hitting on 43.4% from the floor, which ranks them 6th in the league. New York has accounted for 1,825 points for the campaign (79.3 per game) and they pull down 33.9 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 19.3 times per contest (5th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.5 times per game. The Liberty are committing 17.5 fouls per contest while shooting 79.4% from the charity stripe. The Liberty defensively are ranked 11th in the WNBA in PPG given up with 84.8. The New York defense allows 32.0% on shots from distance (150 of 469) and their opponents are connecting on 81.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 19.7 assists and 36.8 boards per contest, which has them ranked 8th and 9th in the league. They are forcing 12.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.5% from the floor (8th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle
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