Date/Time: 07-05-2018 22:00 EDT
Spread: Seattle Storm -9
Two squads sitting on opposite sides of their respective conference are clashing today, when the second in the West Seattle Storm (8-7), who have won only once in their last 4 games and are looking to bounce back, are hosting the team with the worse record currently in the WNBA, the Atlanta Dream (2-9), who have won once in their last ten and want to return to the winning ways as well.
Seattle Storm have an 8-7 record (7-7-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the West. They have lost three of their last four matches and in their last game they lost at home against New York with an 83-84 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Natasha Howard with 17.7 ppg, adding a team high 8.9 boards per game. She is followed by Jewel Lloyd with 15.8 ppg and 3.1 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersAtlanta Dream have a 2-9 record (3-8 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the whole league. They have lost 9 of their last 10 matches and in their last game they lost on the road against Minnesota with a 68-85 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tiffany Hayes with 12.1 ppg, adding 3.3 boards and 2.9 dimes per game. She is followed by Brittney Sykes with 11 ppg and 3.7 boards per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season Seattle won on the road with a 66-82 score. Storm are 5-2 at home so far season, while the Dream are 0-4 on the road. Storm are better both offensively, scoring 74.2 ppg to Dream’s league-low of 69.9 and defensively, allowing 72.7 ppg to Dream’s 80.9. They also have better percentages both in field goals (41.4% to 37.4%) and in 3-pointers (30.4% to 29.8%). Storm are better both in dimes made (16.7 to 15.3) and in turnovers committed (14.2 to 14.7), while Dream are only better in boards grabbed (34.7 to 32.9). Bookmakers give the Storm a -9 spread and expect them to beat the odds easily against the weakest team currently in the league.
Atlanta Dream vs Seattle Storm Prediction: Seattle Storm -9 (-107)