Dallas Wings (15-18) vs. Seattle Storm (25-8)
|Date & Time||Sunday August 19, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Storm -7.5 -- Over/Under: 175
ESPN 3, JOETV
The Dallas Wings and Seattle Storm meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Key Arena.
The Dallas Wings look for a feel good victory here after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Dallas Wings are averaging 86.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 84.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Elizabeth Cambage is averaging 22.8 points and 9.7 rebounds while Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 18.2 points and 6.2 assists. Allisha Gray is dishing 2.4 assists and Azura Stevens is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The Dallas Wings have lost six straight road games.
The Seattle Storm look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 87.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 80.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 22 points and 8.4 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 16 points and 3.7 assists. Natasha Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 7.2 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won five of their last six home games.
The Wings are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Storm are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 13-4-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Wings are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Seattle, 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Dallas Wings were able to beat Vegas to clinch a playoff spot, but let's not act like they weren't riding a nine-game losing streak entering that game and are still being outscored by 9.4 points in their last five games. The Wings are a tough team to trust and get crushed defensively time and time again. The Seattle Storm have been the most consistent team both SU and ATS this season, and have won five of the last seven games against the Wings, mostly in blowouts. Give me the Storm.