A battle between two squads sitting on the lowest three places of their respective conferences takes place tonight, when the Chicago Sky (6-13), who want to bounce back after seeing a winning streak getting snapped, are visiting the Seattle Storm (9-10), who want to turn their latest victory into a streak.
Date/Time: 07-18-2017, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Seattle Storm -7.5
Seattle Storm are sitting to the third to last place of the West with a 9-10 record so far this season (7-11-1 ATS). They are 2-1 in their last three matches and in their latest matchup they won against Atlanta Dream at home with a 90-84 score. They are led in scoring by Breanna Stewart with 19.4 ppg, adding a team-best 8.9 boards per game. Jewell Loyd follows with 16.5 ppg, 3.6 rebounds and 3.6 dimes, while Crystal Langhorne adds 12.8 ppg and 6 rebounds.
Chicago Sky currently sit on the last place of the East and second to last in the whole league with a 6-13 record so far this season (9-10 ATS). In their latest matchup they saw a three-game winning streak end by losing against Dallas Wings on the road in overtime with a 112-106 score. They are led in scoring by Allie Quigley with 16.4 ppg, followed by Stephanie Dolson with 14.2 ppg and 5.8 rebounds. Cappie Pondexter adds 12 ppg and a team-best 5.9 dimes per game, while Tamera Young adds 11.1 ppg.
Last season Sky led the Storm with 2-1 wins. Storm are 7-5 at home so far, while Sky are 4-6 on the road. Storm have both a better offense with 81.9 ppg to Sky’s 80.2, and a better defense, allowing 81.5 ppg to Sky’s third-worse of 85.3. Storm also have better accuracy both from the field, with a second-best 47.7% to Sky’s 44.9%, and from behind the arc, with a third-best 36.2% to Sky’s 35%. Sky dish a league second-best 20.2 assists per game to Storm’s third-best of 18.9, and they are also third-best in rebounding with 35.7 per game to Storms’ third-worse of 30.5. Despite their recent winning streak, Sky remain weak enough to not pose a threat into Seattle’s home court, so pick Seattle in this one.
Chicago Sky vs Seattle Storm Prediction: Seattle Storm -7.5 (-108)