Seattle Storm vs. Atlanta Dream - 9/4/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dream vs. Storm
WNBA Basketball: Sunday September 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Dream -3.5 -- Over/Under: 162 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, FOX Sports Southeast
The Seattle Storm and Atlanta Dream square off late Sunday afternoon at the Philips Arena.
The Seattle Storm look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 80.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 81.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 18.1 points and 9.4 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 17 points and 3.4 assists. Sue Bird is the third double-digit scorer and Crystal Langhorne is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.3 percent from the free throw line. The Storm are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have lost three straight road games.
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The Atlanta Dream could also use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 81.4 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 83.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 18.4 points and 2.8 assists while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 14.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Elizabeth Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Layshia Clarendon is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 27.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dream are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won five straight home games.
The Storm are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Dream are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Storm are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Atlanta.
Both of these teams play their best ball at home, especially the Dream who have won five straight at the Philips Arena. That doesn't help the Storm who continue to struggle outside of the Key Arena. Have to like the home team and small line.