Seattle Storm vs. New York Liberty
August 20, 2021 6:00 pm EDT
The New York Liberty and Seattle Storm face off on Friday in a WNBA basketball showdown at the Barclays Center. In the last game on Wednesday, it was the Liberty that were able to win 83-79.
The Liberty were down by ten points heading into the 4th quarter, but they railed and were able to come away with a victory. The Liberty only gave up seven points in the 4th quarter and that was the difference. Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart were both out of the last game as they rested from the Olympics, but they were able to come away with the victory.
The New York Liberty comes into this game with an 11-12 record overall which puts them in third place in the Eastern Conference standings. The biggest issue for New York has been their inconsistency, and they are going to need to not fall behind in this game. The Liberty should feel lucky they even were able to come away with the victory in this game. The Liberty are averaging 79.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 84.8 points per game. Betnijah Laney has been the best player for the Liberty averaging 18.6 points while shooting 48 percent from the field and 31.3 percent from behind the three-point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Seattle Storm who sit with a 16-7 record overall which puts them in second place in the Western Conference. The Storm have lost two games in a row, but Seattle has been shorthanded and that has led to some of the struggles. The Storm are averaging 86 points per game while their defense is giving up 80.1 points per game. Stewart has been the best player for Seattle averaging 20.6 points while shooting 45 percent from the field. Jewell Lloyd is also averaging 18.7 points while shooting 43 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from deep.
The Storm are expected to be back to full strength in this game, and they are going to have no issues in this game. The Storm aren’t going to take their foot off the gas and they will win this game in blowout fashion. Back Seattle to win this game and cover the spread.