Seattle Storm at Chicago Sky
|Date & Time||Saturday June 1, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Sky -1 -- Over/Under: 158
LEAGUE PASS, THE U TOO
The Seattle Storm and Chicago Sky meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Wintrust Arena.
The Seattle Storm look for back-to-back road victories to get a game above a .500 record. The Seattle Storm are averaging 73.3 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 40 percent shooting. Natasha Howard is averaging 19.3 points and 11.7 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 13.3 points and 3.3 assists. Jordin Canada is the third double-digit scorer and Alysha Clark is grabbing five rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won six of their last eight road games.
The Chicago Sky look for their first win of the season after getting beat up by the Minnesota Lynx last week. The Chicago Sky are averaging 71 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 89 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Kahleah Copper is averaging 11 points and five rebounds while Gabby Williams is averaging 11 points and four assists. Allie Quigley is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is grabbing three rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 23.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have lost four of their last six home games.
The Storm are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games, 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sky are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The Storm are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Chicago and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 38-15 in Sky last 53 home games. The under is 4-1 in Storm last 5 overall.
The Seattle Storm showed last nigh that they're not a team to sleep on despite their injury situation, but playing on the end of a back-to-back in this league is tough, especially this early in the season when players are still getting into the swing of things. The Chicago Sky should be much improved from a year ago and I expect them to show that in their home opener. With rest advantage and home court, I'll side with the Sky in this toss-up.