Seattle Storm vs Dallas Wings Prediction WNBA Picks 5/26

Seattle Storm vs Dallas Wings Prediction WNBA Picks 5/26

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Introduction:

In a thrilling WNBA showdown, the Dallas Wings will take on the Seattle Storm at Climate Pledge Arena on May 26, 2023. With both teams eager to secure a victory, let's delve into the strengths, weaknesses, and injury updates of each team to make an informed prediction.

 

Dallas Wings Offense and Defense:

The Dallas Wings have started the season strong with a record of 1-0. Their offense displayed great firepower, scoring an average of 85.0 points per game. The standout performer for the Wings is Arike Ogunbowale, who leads the league in scoring with an outstanding average of 27.0 points per game. Ogunbowale's ability to create her shot and her scoring efficiency make her a significant threat to the Storm's defense.

On the defensive end, the Wings have shown promise, holding opponents to 78.0 points per game. The team's rebounding prowess, led by Satou Sabally's 10.0 rebounds per game, provides them with extra possessions and limits second-chance opportunities for their opponents.

 

Seattle Storm Offense and Defense:

The Seattle Storm have had a challenging start to the season, recording a 0-1 record. Offensively, they have struggled, averaging just 64.0 points per game. Jewell Loyd has been a bright spot, contributing 22.0 points per game, but the team needs more offensive production from other key players to overcome their scoring struggles.

Defensively, the Storm have allowed opponents to score an average of 105.0 points per game. Their defensive efficiency must improve to contain the Wings' high-scoring offense, especially with Arike Ogunbowale's scoring prowess.

 

Injury Updates:

Both teams have managed to avoid significant injuries thus far. However, it's crucial to stay updated on any last-minute injury reports, as they can impact the game's dynamics.

 

Prediction

Taking into account the Wings' explosive offense led by Arike Ogunbowale and their ability to control the boards, our prediction leans towards the Wings securing a victory and covering the -4.5 spread. The Storm's offensive struggles and defensive vulnerabilities make them susceptible to the Wings' potent scoring attack.

As fans gear up for this exciting matchup, expect a closely contested game filled with intense competition. Be sure to catch the action and see if the Dallas Wings can continue their winning momentum.

 

Pick: Dallas Wings -4.5

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