New York Liberty vs. Seattle Storm - 7/3/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Storm (12-5) vs. New York Liberty (5-11)
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday July 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Westchester County Center)
The Line: New York Liberty +4 -- Over/Under: 161.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: LEAGUE PASS, MSG+
The Seattle Storm and New York Liberty meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Westchester County Center.
The Seattle Storm look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 87.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 21.9 points and 7.6 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 16.5 points and 3.8 assists. Natasha Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 7.1 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 82.8 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won four of their last six road games.
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The New York Liberty need a victory here after losing five of their last six games. The New York Liberty are averaging 78.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 83.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 20.1 points and 6.8 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 9.9 points and 1.8 assists. Shavonte Zellous is dishing 2.9 assists and Bria Hartley is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost four of their last six home games.
The Storm are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win, 5-16 ATS in their last 21 vs. Eastern Conference and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 Tuesday games. The Liberty are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 4-13 ATS in their last 17 Tuesday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Storm are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New York and the under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in New York.
The Seattle Storm are looking more and more like a team that could make a run toward a title, as the offense is firing on all cylinders and the defense has shown flashes of improving. The Storm just beat the Sun by 14 points and Stewart didn't have to do much offensively. The New York Liberty continue to fall apart and are being outscored by 8.8 points in their last five games. A lengthy road trip can impact a team in a bad way, but only having to lay four points with the much, much better team seems like a safe way to go.