Washington Mystics at Seattle Storm 8/18/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction

Seattle Storm vs Washington Mystics

Thursday August 18, 2022

The Line Seattle Storm -4.5 --- Over/Under 159.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Mystics and Seattle Storm meet Thursday in game 1 of the WNBA Playoffs First Round at the Climate Pledge Arena. The Washington Mystics have won 11 of their last 16 games. The Seattle Storm have split their last 12 games.

The Washington Mystics are averaging 79.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 17.2 points and 6.3 rebounds, while Ariel Atkins is averaging 14.6 points and 3.3 rebounds. Natasha Cloud is the third double-digit scorer and Myisha Hines-Allen is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game.

The Seattle Storm are averaging 80.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 77.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 21.8 points and 7.6 rebounds, while Jewell Loyd is averaging 16.3 points and 2.6 rebounds. Tina Charles is the third double-digit scorer and Kaela Davis is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game.

The Mystics are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Storm are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Mystics last 5 overall. The over is 5-0 in Storm last 5 overall. The Mystics are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Washington Mystics are a live dog here because of their offensive ability and the fact they're playing some of their best ball of the season right now. As talented and experienced as the Seattle Storm are, they wee hit or miss the last couple of weeks, and it leaves some concern as we gear up for a short playoff series. With all that said, the Storm are loaded, at home, and they know what it takes to win this time of year. We're not being asked to lay anything crazy. I'll take my chances with the Storm and the cheap chalk.

Randy’s Pick Seattle Storm -4.5

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