San Antonio Stars vs. Seattle Storm - 8/16/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Storm (6-19) vs. San Antonio Stars (7-17)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday August 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Key Arena)
The Line: Seattle Storm -2 -- Over/Under: 150 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, KONG, FSSW
The San Antonio Stars and Seattle Storm square off late Sunday night at the Key Arena.
The San Antonio Stars need a win after losing five of their last six games. The San Antonio Stars are averaging 71.6 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 77.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Kayla McBride is averaging 15 points and 3.1 rebounds while Jia Perkins is averaging 14.6 points and 1.6 assists. Sophia Young-Malcolm is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Danielle Robinson is dishing 5.5 assists. The San Antonio Stars have allowed 80-plus points in six of their last seven games and 32.7 percent shooting from deep on the season. The Stars are 2-11 SU when allowing 80 or more points. The Stars are 0-12 SU on the road and play their fourth road game of August.
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The Seattle Storm need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 70.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 77.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Crystal Langhorne is averaging 11.3 points and 5.9 rebounds while Sue Bird is averaging 10.3 points and 5.6 assists. Jewell Loyd is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Jenna O'Hea is dishing 2.5 assists. The Seattle Storm have allowed 80-plus points in five of their last eight games and are 0-11 SU when allowing more than 80 points. The Storm are 4-6 SU on their home court and have split their last six. This is the Storm’s second home game in the month of August.
The Stars are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Storm are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Stars are 7-18-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Seattle and 7-17-1 ATS in the last 25 meetings overall.
Even though the Stars have beaten the Storm in both meetings this season, we're talking about a team that has yet to win a road game. So, the Storm have to be the pick here. Picking the Stars after losing 12 straight road games seems a little crazy to me.