Seattle Storm (13-5) vs. Atlanta Dream (8-8)
|Date & Time||Friday July 6, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Atlanta Dream +3 -- Over/Under: 157
LEAGUE PASS, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST - ATLANTA
The Seattle Storm and Atlanta Dream meet Friday in WNBA action at the McCamish Pavilion.
The Seattle Storm look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 86.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 79 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 21.8 points and 7.6 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 16.8 points and 3.7 assists. Natasha Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 7.3 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 83.1 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won three of their last four road games.
The Atlanta Dream look for a statement victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 75 points on 39.4 percent shooting and allowing 78.9 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 16.8 points and 2.6 assists while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 17 points and 3.5 rebounds. Renee Montgomery is dishing 3.3 assists and Jessica Breland is grabbing eight rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 27.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won four of their last six home games.
The Storm are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Dream are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Storm are 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Atlanta, 5-16 ATS in the last 21 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Atlanta Dream have won four of the last five meetings against the Seattle Storm and have played their best ball at home this season. However, the Seattle Storm have been one of the more cosnsitent teams in the league this season and are outscoring teams by 9.4 points in their last five games. While the offense has been one of the best in the league all year, it's the defense that's improved the last few weeks and has turned the Storm into a finals contender. Any time I can get a small line with the Storm, I'm taking it.