Phoenix Mercury vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 5/14/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Mercury vs Seattle Storm
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
The Phoenix Mercury (1-1) head to Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Seattle Storm (1-2).
The Phoenix Mercury stepped onto the hardwood against the Seattle Storm and took home the win by a score of 97-77 in their last contest. Phoenix wrapped up the contest with a 57.1% FG percentage (36 out of 63) and made 12 out of their 21 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Mercury made 13 of 17 shots for a percentage of 76.5%. With respect to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 37 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 26 dimes for the contest in addition to forcing 15 turnovers and having 6 steals. When discussing the defense, Phoenix allowed 38.0% from the field on 27 out of 71 shooting. Seattle distributed 9 assists and had 10 steals in the game. Furthermore, Seattle collected 29 rebounds (9 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 3 blocks. Seattle finished the game shooting 75.0% when shooting free throws by making 12 of their 16 tries. They also converted 11 out of their 28 tries from three-point range.
Tina Charles is one player who had an impact in this matchup. She finished with 22 points on 8 out of 13 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 33 mins and totaled 11 rebounds. Charles walked away from this one shooting 61.5% from the floor and earned 2 dimes.
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Phoenix heads into this matchup with a mark of 1-1 for the season. They average 92.5 points per game (1st in the WNBA) while connecting on 50.7% from the field. The Mercury are hitting 40.0% on shots from beyond the arc (18 of 45) and 80.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Phoenix is collecting 31.5 boards per game and has accounted for 46 assists for the season, which ranks 8th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 13.5 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.0 fouls per contest. On defense, the Mercury are able to force 15.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.0 personal fouls. They are 6th in the WNBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 47 conceded on the year. The Mercury defense is giving up a FG percentage of 47.8% (31 of 44) and they surrender 33.5 rebounds per contest as a team. They are conceding 44.9% on shots from downtown while they are 12th in the league in points per game allowed (91.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Seattle Storm took a defeat with a final score of 97-77 when they faced the Phoenix Mercury. The Storm collected 20 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 29 in the game. They turned it over 15 times, while getting 10 steals for this game. The Mercury committed 22 fouls for this contest which took the Storm to the charity stripe for 16 shots. They were able to bury 12 of those for a rate of 75.0%. When talking about three-point attempts, Seattle buried 11 of 28 attempts (39.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Storm ended up shooting 27 out of 71 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.0%. The Storm allowed the Mercury to knock down 36 out of their 63 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 57.1% for the game. They shot 57.1% from distance by connecting on 12 out of 21 and ended up going 13 of 17 at the free throw line (76.5%). When discussing rebounding, Seattle allowed Phoenix to pull down 37 in all (5 offensive).
Jewell Loyd was important for the Storm in this matchup. She converted 9 of 19 for this contest for a field goal rate of 47.4%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. Loyd accumulated 26 points in her 33 mins on the court and had 2 assists for the contest.
Seattle has a win-loss record of 1-2 this year. As an offense, the Storm are connecting on 41.8% from the field, which is ranked 7th in the league. Seattle has scored 248 points for the year (82.7 per contest) and they pull down 29.3 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 21.0 times per game (3rd in the league) and they turn the ball over 13.0 times per game. The Storm have committed 19.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 85.7% from the free throw line. The Storm are ranked 10th in the league in PPG given up with 85.3. They are able to force 17.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.4% from the floor (10th in the WNBA). The Seattle defense gives up 38.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (23 of 60) and opponents are making 78.0% of their free throw shots. They allow 22.3 assists and 39.7 boards per game, which is ranked 10th and 11th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Seattle
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