Seattle Storm (16-6) vs. Chicago Sky (7-15)
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 18, 2018, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Sky +8.5 -- Over/Under: 171
The Seattle Storm and Chicago Sky meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the Wintrust Arena.
The Seattle Storm look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 87.1 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 43 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 22.5 points and 8.1 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 15.5 points and 3.7 assists. Natasha Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 7.1 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.3 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won four of their last five road games.
The Chicago Sky could use a feel good victory here after losing six of their last seven games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 80.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 89 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 16.1 points and 2.7 assists while Diamond DeShields is averaging 13.4 points and 4.9 rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Cheyenne Parker is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have split their last six home games.
The Storm are 10-23-1 ATS in their last 34 Wednesday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sky are 9-20 ATS in their last 29 home games, 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Storm are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Chicago, 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 11-2 in the last 13 meetings.
We've made money just blindly fading the Chicago Sky this season, as this team isn't covering many numbers and is piling up the losses SU. The Sky are being outscored by 8.4 points on the season, 5.7 points at home and 10.6 points in their last five games. The Seattle Storm have been one of the more cosnsitent teams in the league all year and are my current pick to win the WNBA title. While the Storm haven't covered big numbers recently, the Sky are just 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games when an underdog of at least five points. I'll take the Storm in a blowout before I back the Sky.