Seattle Storm vs. New York Liberty - 8/2/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Liberty (12-6) vs. Seattle Storm (5-15)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday August 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Liberty -9 -- Over/Under: 145 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, MSG
The Seattle Storm and New York Liberty square off Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.
The Seattle Storm need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 69.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting and are allowing 76.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Sue Bird is averaging 10.3 points and 5.3 assists while Crystal Langhorne is averaging 10.2 points and 5.9 rebounds. Jewell Loyd is grabbing 3.3 rebounds and Jenna O'Hea is dishing 2.3 assists. The Seattle Storm have scored 74 or less points in six of their last nine games and are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc. The Storm are coming off a Friday loss to the Sun in which they shot just 39.3 percent from the field and turned the ball over 15 times. The Storm have lost their last eight road games.
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The New York Liberty look to remain hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The New York Liberty are averaging 72.9 points on 41 percent shooting and are allowing 71.6 points on 37.9 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 17.2 points and 9.2 rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 13.3 points and 2.9 assists. Sugar Rodgers is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and Tanisha Wright is dishing 3.3 assists. The New York Liberty have allowed 73 or less points in four of their last six games and are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep. The Liberty haven’t lost back-to-back games since mid-June. The Liberty have won their last three home games and play their first home contest in more than two weeks.
The Storm are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Liberty are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Storm are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
While the Liberty are great defensively, the Storm have no problem giving up points on the other end. This line is way too low for me. I see a blowout with the Liberty getting us close to the over by themselves.