Seattle Storm vs. Atlanta Dream
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 6:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Atlanta Dream +11 -- Over/Under: 157.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Seattle Storm and Atlanta Dream meet Thursday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Seattle Storm look for another victory to build on their impressive 4-1 WNBA start. The Seattle Storm are averaging 83.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 18.8 points and 8.4 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 11.4 points and 1.4 rebounds. Sue Bird is the third double-digit scorer and Jordin Canada is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Dream look for a statement victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 82 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 89.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Betnijah Laney is averaging 17.3 points and 5.2 rebounds while Chennedy Carter is averaging 17.4 points and four assists. Elizabeth Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Monique Billings is grabbing 9.6 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 29.1 percent from beyond the arc and 83percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game.
The Storm are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite, 6-15 ATS in their last 21 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Dream are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss and 21-10 ATS in their last 31 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 5-2 in Storm last 7 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Dream last 4 overall. The Storm are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Atlanta and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Seattle Storm are the better team here obviously and should win by a decent margin, but the Dream are much improved from a year ago and play with a great pace to where they can score just enough points to hang around. This is a line you would have expected to see last season when the Dream weren't all that good. Give me the points.