Storm vs. Dream
|Date & Time||Saturday July 15, 2017, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Storm -3 -- Over/Under: 162
The Atlanta Dream and Seattle Storm meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Key Arena on NBATV.
The Atlanta Dream look for a big road victory to get back to a .500 record. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 79.6 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 80.7 points on 42 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 16.4 points and 4.4 rebounds while Layshia Clarendon is averaging 11.6 points and 6.8 assists. Bria Holmes is the third double-digit scorer and Brittney Sykes is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 27.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 29.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have lost six of their last seven road games.
The Seattle Storm could use a win here after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 81.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 81.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 19.1 points and 8.9 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 16.9 points and 3.6 assists. Crystal Langhorne is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 6.8 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 83.4 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Dream are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Storm are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Dream are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
It's safe to say the Seattle Storm aren't the team I thought they were at the start of the season, as the losses are piling up. However, the Atlanta Dream can't win on the road where they are getting outscored by nearly seven points. Seattle is still shooting 49.4 percent from the field in its last five games and still has top tier talent to beat average / below average teams. The Storm, while struggling, should still win and cover this small line.