Washington Mystics vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 6/22/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs Seattle Storm
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Location: Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, WA
The Seattle Storm (12-2) host the Washington Mystics (6-6) at Angel of the Winds Arena on Tuesday.
The Washington Mystics stepped onto the hardwood against the Indiana Fever and earned the victory with a final of 82-77 in their last contest. Washington walked away from the contest with a 37.0% FG percentage (30 of 81) and made 7 of their 34 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Mystics made 15 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 88.2%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 40 with 15 of them being offensive. They also dished out 16 assists in the game as well as creating 12 turnovers and having 7 steals. In terms of defending, Washington let their opponent shoot 44.8% from the field on 30 of 67 shooting. Indiana totaled 6 assists and had 5 steals for this game. In addition, Indiana had 36 boards (6 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Indiana finished the game shooting 92.9% at the free throw line by converting 13 of 14 attempts. They buried 4 out of their 13 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Tina Charles is one player who was a factor for the matchup. She ended up finishing with 30 points on 13 of 30 shooting. She was on the court for 38:50 mins played and also collected 15 boards. Charles ended up shooting 43.3% from the floor and totaled 3 dimes. Someone else that came through in the game for the Mystics was Sydney Wiese. She collected 1 rebound in her 33:37 minutes on the hardwood. She walked away from this one shooting 16.7% from the field in this game via 1-of-6 (3 points). Overall, Wiese had 1 assist.
Washington will play this game with a win-loss record of 6-6 on the year. The Mystics are hitting 33.3% on 3-pointers (114 of 342) and 85.3% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 82.8 pts per game (5th in basketball) while shooting 40.2% from the field. They turn it over 12.2 times per contest and as a unit are committing 19.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Washington is snagging 35.2 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 219 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 10th in the league in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Mystics are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 39.2% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 9th in the league in points per game from their opponents (83.0). The Mystics are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.3% (172 of 222) and they relinquish 36.1 boards per contest as a squad. They currently rank 3rd in the WNBA in allowing assists with 235 surrendered for the year.
For their last game, the Seattle Storm went home victorious with a score of 79-69 against the Indiana Fever. The Storm recorded 31 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 40 in this game. They turned the ball over 14 times, while recording 9 steals for this game. The Fever were called for 16 personal fouls for the contest which took the Storm to the free throw line for a total of 15 shots. They were able to make 11 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 73.3%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Seattle made 6 of 20 attempts (30.0%). Overall, the Storm ended up going 31 out of 72 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.1%. The Storm permitted the Fever to convert 26 of 62 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.9% for the matchup. They went 14.3% from downtown by going 2 out of 14 and ended up going 15 of 17 from the free throw line (88.2%). When talking about rebounding, Seattle allowed Indiana to collect 32 in total (3 on the offensive side).
Sue Bird ended up being a factor for the Storm in the matchup. She converted 5 of 12 in this game for a field goal rate of 41.7%, and accumulated 1 rebound. Bird recorded 13 points in her 31:48 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 7 assists for the game. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Seattle was Breanna Stewart. She finished this one with 3 dimes in her 31:23 minutes on the hardwood, and she put in 7 out of 16 from the floor. Stewart ended the game having shot 43.8% from the floor in addition to collecting 21 points and 15 rebounds.
Seattle has a win-loss record of 12-2 for the campaign. The Storm have committed 15.7 fouls per game and they shoot 81.0% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.1 times per contest (1st in the WNBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.7 times per game. Seattle has scored 1,235 points on the season (88.2 per contest) and they pull in 36.8 boards per game. As an offense, the Storm are hitting on 46.2% from the field, which has them ranked 2nd in the league. The Storm on the defensive side of the court are 4th in the league in PPG allowed with 79.1. The Seattle defense concedes 27.5% on 3-point attempts (76 of 276) and their opponents are making 76.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 19.1 assists and 36.4 total boards per game, which has them ranked 6th and 10th in the league. They are able to force 12.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.2% from the field (5th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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