WNBA All-Star Game - 7/25/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East vs. West
WNBA Basketball: Saturday July 25, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Mohegan Sun Arena)
The Line: East +1.5 -- Over/Under: 227 See the Latest Odds
The East and West WNBA All Stars will clash Saturday afternoon at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The East All Star team has won four of the last six meetings and hopes to represent as the game is played on Connecticut's court. The East is led by Elena Delle Donne of Chicago who is averaging 24.5 points and 9.8 rebounds while Shoni Schimmel of Atlanta is averaging five points and 2.5 assists. Tamika Catchings of Indiana is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Tina Charles of New York is shooting 43.1 percent from the field. Delle Donne has been the best player in the league this season, and Charles has taken her game to another level for the Liberty. The hometown Sun will also be represented with Alex Bentley and Kelsey Bone coming off the bench. The East is loaded with scoring power and has big bodies inside the arch which will help in the rebounding department.
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The West All Star team looks to regain bragging rights, as it leads the all-time series 8-4. The West is led by Maya Moore of Minnesota who is averaging 20.7 points and 7.3 rebounds while Brittney Griner of Phoenix is averaging 17.4 points and 7.8 rebounds. Candice Dupree of Phoenix is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Sue Bird of Seattle is dishing 5.5 assists. The West enters this game banged up, as chosen starters Skylar Diggins and Seimone Augustus are injured, as well as backup Lindsay Whalen. Still, the three healthy starters have combined for four WNBA championships, and having players such as Nneka Ogwumike and DeWanna Bonner coming off the bench doesn’t hurt. The West is experienced and extremely balanced at both ends of the court.
There’s no line listed at the time of this article, but I’m siding with the East. Not only is the East healthier, but it’s led by more of the best players in the league this season. Delle Donne, Charles and Angel McCoughtry are all having career seasons. Take the East to win this matchup if you’re the type that needs action on an All-Star game.