Two teams sitting on the top three places of their respective conference are clashing in this high caliber duel, when the 2nd in the East Connecticut Sun (17-8), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the 3rd in the West Seattle Storm (14-12), who on the other hand want to bounce back after their latest defeat.
Date/Time: 08-16-2018 19:30 EDT
Spread: Connecticut Sun -7.5
Connecticut Sun have a 17-8 record (10-15 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the Eastern Conference. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning on the road against Phoenix with a 78-71 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Jonquel Jones with 15 ppg, adding a team high 10.4 boards per game. She is followed by Courtney Williams with 11.8 ppg, 5.3 boards and 3.4 dimes per game.
Seattle Storm have a 14-12 record (13-12-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the third place of the Western conference. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against Washington with a 59-88 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Natasha Howard with 18.6 ppg, adding a team high 8.2 boards per game. She is followed by Jewel Lloyd with 12.2 ppg.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Sun won at home with an 81-67 score. Sun are 11-1 at home so far season (league-best), while the Storm are 5-8 on the road. Sun are better offensively, scoring 75.8 ppg to Storm’s 74.5, while Storm are better defensively, allowing 74.5 ppg to Storm’s 75.8. Both teams have almost identical field goal percentage (41.3% to 41.2%), while Sun have a better 3-point percentage (34.8% to 33.2%). Sun are better in dimes made (18.8 to 17.5), in boards grabbed (37 to 32.3) and in turnovers committed (14.2 to 15.3). Bookmakers give the Sun a -7.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for another easy home victory.
Seattle Storm vs Connecticut Sun Prediction: Connecticut Sun -7.5 (-111)
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