Seattle Storm at Atlanta Dream
|Date & Time||Friday May 31, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
State Farm Arena
The Line: Atlanta Dream -6.5 -- Over/Under: 149
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The Seattle Storm and Atlanta Dream meet Friday in WNBA action at the State Farm Arena.
The Seattle Storm look to get a game above a .500 record with their first road win of the season. The Seattle Storm are averaging 69 points on 39.1 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Natasha Howard is averaging 19.5 points and 10.5 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 15 points and three assists. Jordin Canada is the third double-digit scorer and Crystal Langhorne is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 23.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won five of their last seven road games.
The Atlanta Dream look for a 2-0 start to the season after beating the Dallas Wings last week. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 76 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 35.1 percent shooting. Jessica Breland is averaging 17 points and six rebounds while Renee Montgomery is averaging 15 points and three assists. Brittney Sykes is the third double-digit scorer and Nia Coffey is grabbing four rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 62.1 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won their last five home games.
The Storm are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 vs. Eastern Conference, 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Dream are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Storm are 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Atlanta and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 16-6 in Dream last 22 home games. The under is 4-1 in Storm last 5 overall.
Even without their top-two players, the Seattle Storm can still shoot the three-ball and put points on the board in spurts. The Atlanta Dream were surprisingly good offensively in their season opener and should have been able to iron out any wrinkles with so much time off to practice and what not. The under is a strong trend for both of these teams, but it's the over I'm looking at here, especially with this low total. I'm siding with the over.