Washington Mystics (12-6) vs. Seattle Storm (14-5)
|Date & Time||Sunday July 8, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Storm -6.5 -- Over/Under: 167.5
LEAGUE PASS, JOETV, MONUMENTAL
The Washington Mystics and Seattle Storm meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Key Arena.
The Washington Mystics look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 84.2 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 81 points on 45 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 20.5 points and 6.6 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 13.9 points and 4.1 assists. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and Monique Currie is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 84.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won three straight road games.
The Seattle Storm also look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 87.1 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 79.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 22.2 points and 7.7 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 16.5 points and 3.6 assists. Natasha Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 7.5 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won five of their last six home games.
The Mystics are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Storm are 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 Sunday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Seattle.
The Washington Mystics have been impressive as of late and are a tough team to turn down points with. However, the Mystics are on the end of a rare back-to-back, and I like to fade teams when that's the case, as it's not often teams play twice in as many days in this league. Also, the Seattle Storm have become one of those teams you can blindly back and make a profit, especially lately where the defense has improved and they're outscoring teams by seven points in their last five games. I'm high on the Storm and think it's worth putting a future bet on them before it's too late. Give me the Seattle Storm and the reasonable chalk.