Washington Mystics vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 8/21/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs Seattle Storm
Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+4.5)
The Washington Mystics (22-14) travel to Climate Pledge Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Seattle Storm (22-14). Washington opens this matchup as 4.5 point dogs. The total has been set at 161.5.
The Washington Mystics faced off with the Seattle Storm and ended up losing by a score of 86-83 in their last game. Washington ended the game with a 48.5% field goal percentage (32 of 66) and converted 7 of their 19 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Mystics made 12 of their 14 tries for a rate of 85.7%. Regarding rebounding, they collected 27 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 16 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and having 8 steals. When talking about defending, Washington allowed the other team to go 50.8% from the field on 32 out of 63 shooting. Seattle totaled 7 assists and had 7 steals for this contest. Moreover, Seattle totaled 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Seattle ended up shooting 75.0% at the charity stripe by making 12 of their 16 shots. They also made 10 out of their 20 attempts from distance.
Elena Delle Donne is a player who was a contributor in this contest. She notched 26 points on 11 out of 17 shooting. She played for 32 mins played and also totaled 3 boards. Delle Donne went 64.7% from the floor and also earned 5 assists.
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Washington heads into this game with a win-loss record of 22-14 so far this year. The Mystics are connecting on 33.8% on three-point attempts (274 of 811) and 78.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 80.2 points per game (8th in the WNBA) while hitting 43.9% from the field. They are turning it over 12.8 times per contest and as a squad are committing 15.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Washington is grabbing 34.9 boards per contest and has tallied 729 dimes so far this year, which ranks 7th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Mystics are forcing their opponents into 13.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.4 fouls. They surrender 33.8% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 1st in the WNBA in points per game allowed (75.9). The Mystics defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 43.0% (1,007 of 2,344) and they surrender 33.1 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 2nd in basketball in allowing assists with 659 surrendered this year.
For their last game, the Seattle Storm walked away with a victory by a final of 86-83 when they faced the Washington Mystics. The Storm earned 24 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 in this game. They also turned the ball over 13 times, while recording 7 steals for this contest. The Mystics committed 17 personal fouls in the game which took the Storm to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to convert 12 of those for a clip of 75.0%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Seattle made 10 of 20 attempts (50.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Storm walked away from this one shooting 32 for 63 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.8%. The Storm permitted the Mystics to make 32 of their 66 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.5% in this game. They finished 36.8% from downtown by connecting on 7 of 19 and ended up shooting 12 out of 14 from the free throw line (85.7%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Seattle permitted Washington to snag 27 in all (6 on the offensive side).
Breanna Stewart ended up being a factor for the Storm for the contest. She converted 8 of 17 in the game for a field goal rate of 47.1%, and added 12 rebounds. Stewart accumulated 23 points in her 38 minutes on the court and had 4 assists for the game.
Seattle has a win-loss mark of 22-14 so far this year. Seattle has accounted for 2,970 points for the campaign (82.5 per game) and they pull in 33.6 boards per contest. The Storm are committing 15.6 fouls per game and they shoot 82.5% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Storm are hitting on 44.2% from the field, which has them ranked 6th in the WNBA. They are getting an assist 22.6 times per game (2nd in basketball) and they are turning it over 12.8 times per contest. The Storm on defense are ranked 3rd in the league in PPG given up with 78.4. They are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the floor (4th in the WNBA). The Seattle defense concedes 32.0% on shots from 3-point land (251 of 784) and their opponents are knocking down 78.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 20.8 dimes and 36.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 7th and 11th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Seattle (-4.5) and over 161.5 points
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