Date/Time: 07-03-2018 15:00 EDT
Spread: Seattle Storm -5.5
Two squads from opposing conferences and on different trajectories face off today, when the third-worse in the East New York Liberty, who are looking to extend a rare victory streak, are visiting the second in the West Seattle Storm, who on the other hand have won once in their last 3 and want to return to the winning ways.
Liberty are 5-7 (5-6-1 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on the 4th place of the Eastern Conference. They have won their last 2 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against the Dream on the road, 74-58. Storm are 8-6 (7-6-1 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on the 2nd place of the Western Conference. They are 1-2 in their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by the Mercury at home, 67-69.
Top Basketball BookmakersNew York are led in scoring by Tina Charles with 18.3 ppg She also leads the team in rebounding with 8.4 per game, while Kia Nurse follows with 15.3 ppg. Asia Durr adds 12.1 ppg. Seattle are led in scoring by Natasha Howard with 17.9 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounding with 9.1 per game, while Jewel Lloyd follows with 15.8 ppg, adding 3.1 boards per game. Jordin Canada adds 9.8 ppg, 3.1 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 4.7 per game.
Last year those two teams met 3 times with Seattle winning all of them, including an 8-point home victory. Seattle have a 5-1 home record, while New York have a 2-3 road record. New York have the third-best offense in the league with 79.2 ppg to Seattle’s 73.6 (third-worse), while Seattle have a better defense, allowing 71.9 ppg to New York’s 82.8. Both squads have similar accuracy both from the field (41.3% to 41%) and from behind the arc (30.5% to 30.2%) and they also commit almost the same number of turnovers per game (14.1 to 14.3). New York dish more dimes (18.4 to 16.5) and grab more rebounds per game (36 to 32.9). Seattle have been solid at home throughout the season and expect them to get away with a win by more than 6 points today.
New York Liberty vs Seattle Storm Prediction: Seattle Storm -5.5 (-105)