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Seattle Storm vs. New York Liberty - 8/17/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Liberty vs. Seattle Storm
Date & Time Friday August 17, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Seattle Storm -17 -- Over/Under: 163
TV Channel
NBA TV, JOETV, MSG+
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WNBA | New York Liberty vs. Seattle Storm
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The New York Liberty and Seattle Storm meet Friday in WNBA action at the Key Arena.

The New York Liberty would love nothing more than a victory here that would snap an 11-game losing streak. The New York Liberty are averaging 77.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 84.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 19.9 points and 7.1 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 8.7 points and 1.4 assists. Bria Hartley is dishing 3.8 assists and Amanda Zahui B. is grabbing three rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost six straight road games.

The Seattle Storm look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 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 six of their last seven home games.

The Liberty are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest, 3-11 ATS in their last 14 vs. Western Conference and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Storm are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Liberty are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Seattle, 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle.

The Seattle Storm just beat New York by 16 points on the road a couple days ago and has won the last two meetings by a combined 31 points. The New York Liberty are just getting blasted these days and are simply waiting for the offseason to arrive. However, this line is a bit steep and opens things up for a backdoor cover. With the playoffs right around the corner, the Storm's only focus should be getting the win and resting key players. A late season blowout over the Liberty does nothing for the standings. The Storm are thinking WNBA title. Give me the points. This is too much.

Pick:
New York Liberty +17

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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