Connecticut Sun (9-6) vs. Seattle Storm (11-5)
|Date & Time||Sunday July 1, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Storm -2.5 -- Over/Under: 177
LEAGUE PASS, JOETV, NBCSB
The Connecticut Sun and Seattle Storm meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Key Arena.
The Connecticut Sun need a bounce back victory here after losing five of their last seven games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 88.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 82.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Chiney Ogwumike is averaging 15.7 points and 8.1 rebounds while Jasmine Thomas is averaging 13.7 points and 4.7 assists. Courtney Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Bentley is dishing 2.9 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Seattle Storm look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 87.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 80.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 22.6 points and 7.8 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 16.9 points and 3.8 assists. Natasha Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 6.9 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 82.3 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won six of their last eight home games.
The Sun are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Storm are 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 Sunday games, 5-16 ATS in their last 21 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Seattle.
The Connecticut Sun certainly aren't the same team as they were earlier in the season, and they're not the same team on the road as they are at home. The Seattle Storm are making a strong case as the best team in the league right now, as they've always been a great offensive side, but the defense is allowing just 41.1 percent shooting in their last five games. If the Storm can keep getting stops, they're going to be possible the toughest team to beat when you combine the offensive firepower. The Storm and the small line at home is the best bet on Sunday's card.