Connecticut Sun vs. Seattle Storm - 5/28/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Storm vs. Sun
WNBA Basketball: Saturday May 28, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Key Arena)
The Line: Storm -3.5 -- Over/Under: 151 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, JoeTV, WTIC
The Connecticut Sun and Seattle Storm square off late Saturday night at the Key Arena.
The Connecticut Sun could use a strong road win after a rough 1-3 start to the season. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 72.5 points on 36.7 percent shooting and allowing 80.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Jasmine Thomas is averaging 12.5 points and 5.5 assists while Alex Bentley is averaging 11.3 points and two rebounds. Alyssa Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Kelsey Bone is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sun are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost six of their last nine road games.
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The Seattle Storm also need a victory after a 1-3 start to their season. The Seattle Storm are averaging 75 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 84.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 19 points and 9.8 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 18.3 points and 2.3 assists. Sue Bird is the third double-digit scorer and Alysha Clark is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Storm are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have lost five of their last eight home games.
The Sun are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 road games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The Storm are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Sun are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Seattle.
Both teams are struggling out of the gate, but the Storm have more talent they can turn to in Bird, Stewart and Loyd. It also helps that the Storm are at home. So, in a game between two teams that are playing poor basketball at the moment, I'll side with the home team and small line.