Seattle Storm vs Atlanta Dream 8/6/20 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/06/2020 at 11:43 AM ET

Seattle Storm vs Atlanta Dream 8/6/20 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

The Seattle Storm meet up with the Atlanta Dream at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. These two teams come in on different paths, with Seattle coming in having won 2 straight games the most recent an 87-74 win over the Sun to move to 4-1 on the year. The Atlanta Dream has lost there last two games falling 81-74 to the Mercury to drop their record on the season to 2-3 on the year. 

The Storm are led by forward Breanna Stewart who averages 18.8 points per game while adding 8.4 rebounds both leading the team. The Storm as a team comes in averaging 83.2 points per game ranking them 7th in points per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Besides Stewart, the Storm are pretty thin in scoring with the next leading scoring being Jewell Loyd who is averaging just 11.4 points per game. 

The Atlanta Dream comes in averaging 82 points per game on the season ranking 9th in the WNBA while shooting 45% from the field. The Dream are led in scoring by Betnijah Laney who scores 17.4 points per game while adding in 5.2 rebounds and a team-high in assists with 4 per game. Paired with Laney in the backcourt is Chennedy Carter who also averages 17.4 points per game while adding 4 assists per game. 

The Dream are one of the worst defenses in the WNBA allowing 89.4 points per game which is ranked second to last in scoring defense. Opposing teams have killed the dream from beyond the arc, shooting 35.8% on over 21 threes per game the worst defensive three-point team in the country. The Storm come in allowing 75 points per game which is statistically the best defense in the WNBA and have allowed opposing teams to shoot just 39.1% from the field, also the best in the WNBA.

The Storm come in with a star player in Breanna Stewart to shoulder the load on the offensive end, paired with the best defense in the WNBA. The Dream have four players averaging double figures and an efficient offense shooting 46.7% from the field but the lockdown defense of the Storm holds off the Dream on their way to a win. Breanna Stewart is a transcendent player in women’s basketball and she takes over on the way to a Storm victory riding their hot start to the season. Final score prediction, Seattle Storm win and cover the spread 86-73.

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