New York Liberty vs. Seattle Storm
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 10:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Seattle Storm -17.5 -- Over/Under: 158 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Liberty and Seattle Storm meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The New York Liberty need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The New York Liberty are averaging 73.3 points on 36.7 percent shooting and allowing 86.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Sabrina Ionescu is averaging 18.3 points and four assists while Layshia Clarendon is averaging 13.4 points and 2.8 rebounds. Amanda Zahui B. is the third double-digit scorer and Kia Nurse is dishing 1.7 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game.
The Seattle Storm look to stay hot while building on their eight-game winning streak. The Seattle Storm are averaging 86.4 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 18.9 points and 7.5 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 13.6 points and 2.8 rebounds. Alysha Clark is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 4.2 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.
The Liberty are 6-22-1 ATS in their last 29 games as an underdog, 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 Tuesday games and 18-37-2 ATS in their last 57 games overall. The Storm are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference, 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 games as a favorite and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Storm last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Liberty are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Seattle and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Seattle Storm are flexing their muscle as the best team in the league with eight straight wins, and they're covering these games left and right as well. The New York Liberty still can't score and still can't cover numbers. This feels like a lopsided contest. However, I'm not running to the window to lay nearly 20 points. For me, it's the Liberty and the boatload of points or pass.