Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction, 7/22/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury
Date: Friday, July 22, 2022
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
Footprint Center is the venue where and the Phoenix Mercury (11-16) will play the Seattle Storm (17-9) on Friday.
The Seattle Storm faced the Chicago Sky and ended up losing by a score of 78-74 in their last contest. Seattle wrapped up the game having earned a 42.0% field goal percentage (29 out of 69) and knocked down 7 out of their 19 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Storm made 9 of 11 shots for a percentage of 81.8%. Concerning getting rebounds, they collected 28 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 16 dimes for this contest while creating 12 turnovers and having 5 steals. With respect to defending, Seattle allowed 48.5% from the field on 32 out of 66 shooting. Chicago distributed 11 dimes and had 6 steals for the game. Moreover, Chicago collected 38 boards (11 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Chicago finished 81.8% from the charity stripe by converting 9 of 11 attempts. They made 5 out of their 21 shots from 3-point range.
Breanna Stewart is someone who played a role for the matchup. She walked away with 24 points on 9 out of 17 shooting. She played for 30 mins played and grabbed 3 rebounds. Stewart ended up shooting 52.9% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist.
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Seattle steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 17-9 this season. They are losing possession via turnover 13.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 15.3 fouls per contest. As a unit, Seattle is collecting 33.2 boards per game and is sitting with 573 assists this season, which ranks 2nd in basketball in terms of passing. The Storm are hitting 35.4% on shots from 3-point land (233 of 658) and 81.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 80.5 points per contest (8th in the league) while going 43.2% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Storm are forcing 15.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.7 fouls. They rank 8th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 526 relinquished for the campaign. The Storm defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 42.6% (756 of 1,775) and they relinquish 37.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 31.4% on 3-point shots while they are 2nd in basketball in points per game allowed (75.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Phoenix Mercury took a loss by a final score of 85-75 against the Atlanta Dream. The Mercury were able to corral 19 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 28 for the matchup. They gave up possession 13 times, while recording 6 steals in this game. The Dream were called for 19 personal fouls in the game which got the Mercury to the free throw line for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to make 15 of those for a rate of 75.0%. In reference to 3-pointers, Phoenix made 8 out of their 29 tries (27.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Mercury finished 26 out of 63 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.3%. The Mercury allowed the Dream to convert 34 out of 71 tries from the field which had them sitting at 47.9% for the contest. They shot 43.5% from downtown by going 10 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 7 of 14 from the charity stripe (50.0%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Phoenix permitted Atlanta to get 43 overall (16 on the offensive side).
Shey Peddy ended up being a factor for the Mercury for the game. She converted 6 of 11 for this contest for a field goal rate of 54.5%, and tallied 6 rebounds. Peddy recorded 16 points in her 38 minutes on the hardwood and earned 5 dimes in this game.
Phoenix has a mark of 11-16 on the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Mercury are shooting 43.2% from the field, which ranks 8th in the league. Phoenix has totaled 2,234 pts so far this year (82.7 per game) and they collect 31.1 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 19.4 times per contest (9th in the league) and they are giving up possession 13.1 times per contest. The Mercury are responsible for committing 20.7 fouls per contest and they hit 80.8% from the charity stripe. The Mercury on the defensive end are ranked 9th in basketball in points allowed per game with 85.7. The Phoenix defense gives up 37.9% on 3-pointers (231 of 609) and their opponents are connecting on 78.2% of their free throw shots. They give up 20.4 dimes and 37.0 total boards per game, which is 8th and 11th in the league. They have forced 14.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.9% from the floor (9th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle
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