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Connecticut Sun vs. Seattle Storm - 8/16/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Seattle Storm at Connecticut Sun
Date & Time Friday August 16, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Mohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville, Connecticut
The Line
The Line: Connecticut Sun -6.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5
TV Channel
LEAGUE PASS, NESN+
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The Seattle Storm and Connecticut Sun meet Friday in WNBA action at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

The Seattle Storm could use a win after losing four of their last six games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 74.6 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Natasha Howard is averaging 18.4 points and 8.2 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 12.7 points and two assists. Jordin Canada is the third double-digit scorer and Alysha Clark is grabbing five rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Connecticut Sun look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 78.6 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Jonquel Jones is averaging 15.1 points and 10.3 rebounds while Courtney Williams is averaging 11.8 points and 3.4 assists. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Alyssa Thomas is dishing three assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won each of their last five home games.

The Storm are 21-7 ATS in their last 28 games following a ATS loss, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Friday games. The Sun are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 4-13 ATS in their last 17 Friday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Storm are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Connecticut and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Storm last 7 overall. The under is 12-4 in Sun last 16 games playing on 1 days rest.

The Seattle Storm have won three of the last four meetings against the Connecticut Sun and are a team that doesn't lose back-to-back games against the number very often. The Connecticut Sun do play their best at home where they win by an  average of 10.8 points, but they're shooting under 40 percent from the field in their last five games and haven't played well this week. I'll take a shot with the points here.

Pick:
Seattle Storm +6.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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