Mystics vs Storm Prediction WNBA Picks 7/11
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- Jul 11, 2023, 7:17:40 AM
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Seattle Storm vs. Washington Mystics: WNBA Predictions
As the heat of the WNBA season persists, we brace for another clash as Seattle Storm (4-14, 4-6 Western Conference) takes on the Washington Mystics (10-8, 6-6 Eastern Conference) this Tuesday at 7 p.m. EDT. As a contributor to KingPin.pro, I am here to provide an in-depth analysis of both teams and share WNBA picks for today, shedding light on the offensive, defensive stats, and the pivotal role of injuries in the game. All of this will be conducted through the lens of our Kingpin.pro iOS and Android app, a one-stop solution for all your sports forecasting needs.
The Washington Mystics
Despite key players like Shakira Austin, Kristi Toliver, and Natasha Cloud sidelined due to injuries, the Mystics have managed to stay competitive. Their offense, powered by Elena Delle Donne, who is currently averaging 18.2 points per game, and Ariel Atkins, with an average of 14.8 points in the last ten games, is their stronghold. With the home advantage and a 6-2 record in home games, the Mystics are performing commendably, holding the seventh rank in the WNBA with 80.7 points and shooting 42.5% from the field.
However, these positive aspects should not overshadow the void left by the injured players. Natasha Cloud's absence in particular, who had scored 19 points in the previous encounter against the Storm, could tip the scales.
Defensively, the Mystics have been resilient, keeping their opponents at an average of 82.2 points per game. Yet, the strain of the injuries may compromise this defense, presenting an opportunity for the Storm to break their losing streak.
The Seattle Storm
Despite the Storm's recent struggles, resulting in a 4-14 record, they show promise. The team has been underwhelming on the road, holding a 2-5 record, but the Mystics' compromised roster may present a golden opportunity for the Storm to turn the tide.
Offensively, Jewell Loyd, averaging an impressive 24.9 points and 3.2 assists per game, leads the Storm. Ezi Magbegor, with an average of 15.0 points in the last ten games, supports her. Together, they have the potential to exploit the Mystics' injury-ridden defense.
The Storm's defensive performance is promising, albeit inconsistent. They average 34.6 rebounds, led by Magbegor's 8.4 average, placing them fourth in the Western Conference. The challenge lies in containing the Mystics' offense, a task made easier by the Mystics' key absences.
Considering the Mystics' injuries and the Storm's potential offensive power, I predict that the Storm will cover the +6.5 point spread. The loss of key defensive players for the Mystics may significantly hamper their ability to contain the Storm's offense, led by the energetic duo of Loyd and Magbegor. Additionally, the Storm's defense, while somewhat inconsistent, has shown the capability of rebounding in crucial games.
In conclusion, my WNBA pick for today, backed by in-depth analysis and using the predictive technology of the Kingpin.pro app, is in favor of the Seattle Storm. Despite the odds, the Storm has the potential to not only break their road losing streak but cover the +6.5 point spread.
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Pick: Storm +6.5