Seattle Storm (18-6) vs. Atlanta Dream (14-9)
|Date & Time||Sunday July 22, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Atlanta Dream +1 -- Over/Under: 164.5
NBA TV, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST - ATLANTA
The Seattle Storm and Atlanta Dream meet Sunday in WNBA action at the McCamish Pavilion.
The Seattle Storm look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 87.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 79.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 22.3 points and 8.1 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 16.3 points and 3.8 assists. Natasha Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 7.2 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.8 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won four straight road games.
The Atlanta Dream also look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 78.9 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 79.1 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 17.5 points and 3.4 rebounds while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 16.4 points and 3.1 assists. Renee Montgomery is the third double-digit scorer and Brittney Sykes is dishing two assists. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won four straight home games.
The Storm are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 12-4-2 ATS in their last 18 Sunday games and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Dream are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Storm are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Atlanta, 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Atlanta Dream have turned their season around in a big way, as they went from being a stingy defensive team that plays ugly to finding an offensive spark. Getting the Dream at home and a free point in their current form does have some value. However, the Seattle Storm are a team we've backed a lot this season and it continues to pay off. From four straight road covers and seven covers in their last nine tries, the Storm are my current pick to win the WNBA title. This team has been the most consistent and the most explosive all year. I'll gladly take the road team in pretty much a pick em.