Washington Mystics vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 9/7/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs Seattle Storm
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Location: Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, WA
TV: CBS Sports Network
Angel of the Winds Arena is the site where and the Seattle Storm (19-10) will take on the Washington Mystics (10-17) on Tuesday.
The Washington Mystics stepped onto the hardwood against the Minnesota Lynx and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 93-75 in their last game. Washington finished the game with a 38.7% FG percentage (29 out of 75) and made 4 of their 16 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Mystics converted 13 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 76.5%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they earned 36 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 14 dimes in this matchup while creating 13 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Concerning defense, Washington allowed the other team to shoot 52.9% from the floor on 36 out of 68 shooting. Minnesota earned 6 dimes and had 5 steals in this game. On top of that, Minnesota totaled 37 boards (6 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Minnesota finished the game at 90.9% from the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of their 11 attempts. They made 11 of 25 attempts from distance.
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Natasha Cloud is one player who was a major factor in this game. She ended up finishing with 12 points on 6 of 15 shooting. She played for 34:51 mins played and pulled down 7 boards. Cloud ended up shooting 40.0% from the floor and earned 6 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this contest for the Mystics was Ariel Atkins. She snagged 3 rebounds in 32:19 minutes on the hardwood. She finished 42.9% from the field in this contest by shooting 9-of-21 (25 points). Overall, Atkins finished the game without a dime.
Washington enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 10-17 so far this year. They average 80.1 points per contest (7th in the WNBA) while going 40.7% from the floor. The Mystics are hitting 32.7% from downtown (242 of 739) and 81.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Washington is collecting 33.4 boards per contest and has totaled 502 assists on the year, which has them ranked 7th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 12.0 times per contest and as a team they commit 17.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Mystics are able to force 13.7 turnovers per game and they draw 17.4 fouls. They are 6th in the league in giving up assists with 521 conceded on the campaign. The Mystics defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.1% (371 of 470) and they surrender 36.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 37.9% on three-point shots while they are 9th in the WNBA in points per game allowed (83.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Seattle Storm walked away with a victory by a final of 85-75 when they faced the New York Liberty. The Storm were able to collect 23 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 31 in the game. They turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 8 steals in the matchup. The Liberty were called for 27 fouls for the game which got the Storm to the free throw line for a total of 26 tries. They were able to convert 23 of the free throws for a percentage of 88.5%. With respect to three-point attempts, Seattle made 2 of their 14 attempts (14.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Storm went 30 for 63 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.6%. The Storm permitted the Liberty to bury 27 of 56 tries from the field which had them shooting 48.2% in this matchup. They finished 47.8% from downtown by going 11 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 10 of 11 from the charity stripe (90.9%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Seattle permitted New York to pull down 24 in total (3 on the offensive side).
Breanna Stewart ended up having an impact for the Storm for the contest. She buried 12 out of 22 for this contest giving her a rate of 54.5%, and had 8 rebounds. Stewart earned 33 points in her 38:08 minutes on the hardwood and earned 5 assists for the game. Another player that ended being a contributor for Seattle was Jewell Loyd. She walked away with 4 assists in 37:36 mins played, and she knocked down 3 of 12 from the floor. Loyd walked away from this one going 25.0% from the floor while also earning 8 points and 7 rebounds.
Seattle has a win-loss mark of 19-10 on the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Storm are hitting on 44.6% from the field, which is ranked 3rd in basketball. Seattle has 2,462 points this year (84.9 per contest) and they pull in 36.2 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 21.2 times per game (2nd in the WNBA) and they turn it over 12.1 times per game. The Storm commit 15.4 fouls per game and they go 83.8% from the charity stripe. The Storm on the defensive side of the court are 5th in the league in PPG surrendered with 80.5. They have forced 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.0% from the floor (7th in the league). The Seattle defense gives up 34.3% on shots from 3-point land (208 of 606) and opponents are making 80.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 19.8 dimes and 35.3 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 10th and 5th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle
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