Storm vs. Sun
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 12, 2017, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Storm +1 -- Over/Under: 169
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The Connecticut Sun and Seattle Storm meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the Key Arena.
The Connecticut Sun hope to stay hot while building on their four-game winning streak. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 87.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 81.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Jonquel Jones is averaging 15.9 points and 11.8 rebounds while Jasmine Thomas is averaging 15 points and 5.2 assists. Alyssa Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Williams is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won five of their last six road games.
The Seattle Storm could use a victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Seattle Storm are averaging 81.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 81.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 18.9 points and 8.9 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 16.9 points and 3.4 assists. Crystal Langhorne is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 6.7 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83.4 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have split their last eight home games.
The Sun are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 road games and 36-16-2 ATS in their last 54 games overall. The Storm are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle.
The home team has won seven of the last nine games between the Sun and Storm, and this a lot of travel for Connecticut. I was high on the Storm for much of the season, and while they hit a rough patch, they seem to have found their footing against the Los Angeles Sparks. The Sun are playing great ball and have been money against the number for a while now, but the Storm are the more talented team and has the edge at home. I'll take my point.