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New York Liberty vs. Seattle Storm - 8/11/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Seattle Storm at New York Liberty
Date & Time Sunday August 11, 2019, 3:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York
The Line
The Line: New York Liberty +3.5 -- Over/Under: 155.5
TV Channel
NBA TV, FOX SPORTS GO, TSN
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The Seattle Storm and New York Liberty meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Seattle Storm look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 74.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Natasha Howard is averaging 18.4 points and 8.2 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 13 points and 2.1 assists. Jordin Canada is the third double-digit scorer and Alysha Clark is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have lost four of their last five road games.

The New York Liberty need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The New York Liberty are averaging 77.5 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 84 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 17.2 points and 7.5 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 14.7 points and two assists. Asia Durr is dishing 1.7 assists and Amanda Zahui B. is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have split their last eight home games.

The Storm are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The Liberty are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Storm are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York. The over is 3-1-1 in Liberty last 5 overall. The under is 10-4-1 in Storm last 15 road games.

The New York Liberty just gave up 101 points to the Chicago Sky, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 9.8 points. It's hard to make a case for the Liberty these days. The Seattle Storm seem to run hot and cold and this will be an early game for a west coast team. Still, the Storm are the better team here by a decent margin and they need to take advantage of games like this to improve their playoff seeding, as the rest of their schedule is no cakewalk. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Storm. 

Pick:
Seattle Storm -3.5

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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