Dream vs Storm Prediction WNBA Picks 7/12

Dream vs Storm Prediction WNBA Picks 7/12

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Introduction

The Seattle Storm are set to face the Atlanta Dream in what promises to be an intriguing matchup. Rhyne Howard's impressive 32-point outing in their previous victory has injected momentum into the Dream. This article provides a comprehensive preview of the upcoming game, highlighting the strengths of both teams.

 

Team Breakdown

Atlanta Dream

The Atlanta Dream, with a season record of 10-8 (7-5 in Eastern Conference), have showcased their offensive prowess throughout the campaign. Led by Cheyenne Parker's average of 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, the Dream have demonstrated their ability to put up points. Rhyne Howard has been a standout performer, averaging 18.7 points and 3.4 assists over the last 10 games.

Defensively, however, the Dream have had some struggles, allowing an average of 88.3 points per game in their last 10 outings. Their home defensive record is particularly noteworthy, as they have been giving up an average of 90 points per game. This indicates that the Dream's games tend to feature high-scoring affairs, making the over of 172 points an appealing bet for this matchup.

 

Seattle Storm

The Seattle Storm, with a record of 4-15 (4-6 in Western Conference), have faced their fair share of challenges this season. While their record might not reflect their talent, the Storm have shown flashes of brilliance. Jewell Loyd has been a standout performer, averaging an impressive 25.7 points per game. Ezi Magbegor has also been consistent, averaging 13.9 points and 8.0 rebounds over the last 10 games.

Defensively, the Storm have struggled, allowing an average of 89.2 points per game. However, their opponents' scoring average is not as high as the Dream's home defensive record suggests, which could open up opportunities for the Storm to contribute to a high-scoring game.

 

Prediction

Considering the offensive firepower of both teams and the defensive struggles of the Dream at home, the over of 172 points is the best bet for this matchup. The Dream have been involved in high-scoring affairs, and their tendency to allow an average of 90 points per game at home suggests that the total score in this game is likely to surpass the projected mark.

Additionally, Jewell Loyd's scoring ability for the Storm adds to the likelihood of a high-scoring game. Both teams possess players who can contribute significantly on the offensive end, and their recent performances indicate their ability to put up points.

Therefore, our prediction suggests taking the over of 172 points as the best bet for this game. Expect an entertaining, high-scoring contest between the Seattle Storm and Atlanta Dream.

Pick: Over 172 points

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