Storm vs. Liberty
WNBA Basketball: Friday May 26, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Key Arena)
The Line: Storm -4 -- Over/Under: 155.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Liberty and Seattle Storm meet Friday in WNBA action at the Key Arena.
The New York Liberty look for another road victory to build on their 2-1 start to the WNBA season. The New York Liberty are averaging 71 points on 39.1 percent shooting and allowing 73.7 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 13.3 points and 8.3 rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 13 points and 2.3 assists. Brittany Boyd is the third double-digit scorer and Sugar Rodgers is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have split their last eight road games.
The Seattle Storm look for their third straight victory to build on their 2-1 start. The Seattle Storm are averaging 78.7 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Jewell Loyd is averaging 26 points and 2.7 assists while Crystal Langhorne is averaging 15.7 points and five rebounds. Breanna Stewart is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 10 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 90.7 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 41.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won seven straight home games.
The Liberty are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-10 ATS in their last 12 vs. Western Conference and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Storm are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Liberty are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Seattle and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle.
I've been high on the Seattle Storm since the start of the season and was convinced this is going to be a team to watch when it nearly beat the Sparks on opening day without Stewart. The Storm are getting great play from many of their players and even have Bird playing like she's in a time machine. The Liberty are physical, tough and well coached, but the Stor mflat out killed the Liberty in the last meeting and are one of the better home teams in the league dating back to late last season. I'll take Seattle and the small chalk here.