In this battle between two teams sitting on opposite sides of the league table, the league leaders Seattle Storm (24-8), looking to turn their latest victory into another streak, are hosting the second-worse in the East New York Liberty (7-25), who are on a free fall having lost 10 straight games.
Date/Time: 08-17-2018 22:00 EDT
Spread: Seattle Storm -15
Seattle Storm have a 24-8 record (20-11-1 against the spread) so far this season currently sit on top both of the West and of the whole WNBA. They have won six of their last seven matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Minnesota Lynx with an 81-72 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Breanna Stewart with 22 ppg, adding a team high 8.4 boards per game. She is followed by Jewell Loyd with 16 ppg, 4.8 boards and 3.7 dimes per game, while Natasha Howard adds 13.5 ppg and 6.5 boards per game.
New York Liberty have a 7-25 record (11-19 against the spread) so far this season and are sitting in the second to last place of the East and of the whole league. They have ten consecutive losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Las Vegas Aces with a 72-85 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tina Charles with 20.1 ppg, adding a team high 7.2 boards per game. She is followed by Kia Nurse with 8.7 ppg, while Bria Hartley adds 8.6 ppg.
Seattle have won both previous meetings against New York earlier this season, both on the road and by an average of 15.5 points. Seattle are 11-4 at home this season, while New York are 3-12 on the road. Seattle have the best offense in the league with 87.4 ppg to New York’s second-worse of 77.5 and they are also better defensively, allowing 80.1 ppg to New York’s 84.5. Seattle have better percentages both in field goals (46.9% to 43.3%) and in 3-pointers (37% to 31.7%). They are also better in rebounding (35 to 34.1), in assists made (21.3 to 19.7) and in turnovers committed (13.1 to 14.9). Seattle are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -15 spread and expect them to beat the odds for another easy victory against New York this season.
New York Liberty vs Seattle Storm Prediction: Seattle Storm -15 (-107)
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