New York Liberty vs. Seattle Storm - 6/5/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Storm vs. Liberty
WNBA Basketball: Sunday June 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Key Arena)
The Line: Storm +3.5 -- Over/Under: 155 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, JoeTV, MSG
The New York Liberty and Seattle Storm square off early Sunday night at the Key Arena.
The New York Liberty look for another win in order to get a game above a .500 record. The New York Liberty are averaging 79.5 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 74.8 points on 36.1 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 21.8 points and 11.3 rebounds while Sugar Rodgers is averaging 16 points and 2.2 assists. Lindsey Harding is dishing 3.2 assists and Kiah Stokes is grabbing eight rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Liberty are allowing 25.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have won five of their last six road games.
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The Seattle Storm hope for a strong win in order to get back to a .500 record. The Seattle Storm are averaging 80.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 83.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Jewell Loyd is averaging 20.3 points and 2.6 assists while Breanna Stewart is averaging 17.6 points and 8.9 rebounds. Sue Bird is the third double-digit scorer and Alysha Clark is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Storm are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.4 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have split their last 12 home games.
The Liberty are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Storm are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The Liberty are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Seattle and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Strom have been solid at home this season and are shooting a lights out 47.3 percent from the field at the Key Arena. This will be the Liberty's first road game since the season opener, and it's not like they took advantage of their lengthy home stretch. I think Seattle could win this game outright, so I'm siding with the points.