Washington Mystics vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 8/18/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs Seattle Storm
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+3)
The Seattle Storm (22-14) play the Washington Mystics (22-14) at Climate Pledge Arena on Thursday. Washington opens this contest as 3 point dogs. The O/U opens at 157.5.
The Washington Mystics faced off with the Indiana Fever and went home with a win by a final score of 95-83 in their last game. Washington finished the contest having earned a 48.3% field goal percentage (29 of 60) and converted 7 out of their 21 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Mystics converted 30 of 35 attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they collected 24 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 21 assists in the game in addition to forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and getting 14 steals. In relation to defense, Washington allowed the other team to go 56.9% from the field on 29 out of 51 shooting. Indiana distributed 2 dimes and had 5 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Indiana grabbed 25 boards (2 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Indiana finished the game at 85.0% at the free throw line by burying 17 of 20 tries. They also buried 8 out of their 13 shots from long range.
Elena Delle Donne is one player who came through for the matchup. She ended up walking away with 22 points on 8 of 13 shooting. She played for 24 minutes played and totaled 3 rebounds. Delle Donne finished the game shooting 61.5% from the field and dished out 3 dimes.
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Washington enters this one with a mark of 22-14 for the campaign. They average 80.2 pts per game (8th in the WNBA) while hitting 43.9% from the field. The Mystics are shooting 33.8% on shots from 3-point land (274 of 811) and 78.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Washington is snagging 34.9 boards per contest and has racked up 729 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 7th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 12.8 times per game and as a team they are committing 15.9 fouls per contest. On the defensive end, the Mystics have forced 13.9 turnovers per game and they draw 17.4 personal fouls. The Mystics defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.0% (1,007 of 2,344) and they concede 33.1 rebounds per contest as a unit. They currently rank 2nd in basketball in allowing assists with 659 surrendered on the year. They give up 33.8% from 3-point land and they are ranked 1st in the league in opponents PPG (75.9).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Seattle Storm took a defeat with a final score of 109-100 when they played the Las Vegas Aces. The Storm were able to snag 27 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 40 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 18 times, while getting 4 steals in the game. The Aces committed 11 personal fouls for the game which got the Storm to the charity stripe for 7 attempts. They were able to convert 6 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 85.7%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, Seattle buried 18 of 40 tries (45.0%). When the game finished, the Storm walked away from this one shooting 38 for 82 from the floor which had them at 46.3%. The Storm permitted the Aces to convert 39 out of 70 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 55.7% in this matchup. They wrapped up this game 40.7% from distance by connecting on 11 out of 27 and ended up shooting 20 of 24 from the charity stripe (83.3%). With respect to rebounds, Seattle permitted Las Vegas to pull down 33 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Jewell Loyd ended up being a major contributor for the Storm for the contest. She converted 13 of 23 for this contest giving her a rate of 56.5%, and tallied 1 rebound. Loyd scored 38 points in her 35 minutes on the hardwood, but went home with no dimes.
Seattle has a record of 22-14 on the season. When it comes to offense, the Storm are shooting 44.2% from the field, which ranks 6th in the league. Seattle has accounted for 2,970 points this season (82.5 per contest) and they pull in 33.6 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 22.6 times per game (2nd in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest. The Storm are committing 15.6 fouls per game and they go 82.5% from the charity stripe. The Storm are ranked 3rd in the league in points given up per game with 78.4. They are forcing 14.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the floor (4th in the league). The Seattle defense gives up 32.0% on 3-point shots (251 of 784) and their opponents are knocking down 78.8% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 20.8 dimes and 36.5 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 7th and 11th in the WNBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Seattle (-3) and over 157.5 points
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