2018 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
September 09, 2018
Washington at Seattle
Sunday 09/09 03:30 PM Eastern
1 unit on Seattle -5.5 (-110) (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: LOSS
Seattle shot 54.7 percent and won Game 1, 89-76, as Jewell Loyd scored 23 points despite playing only 27 minutes. Breanna Stewart also added 22 points for the Storm. What's more impressive is the Storm did it with Sue Bird scoring only four points on 2 of 4 shooting. Bird had been the hero in the deciding game against Phoenix, but she wasn't much of a factor on Friday. That could be a bad sign for Washington, which already has a problem dealing with Elena Delle Donne, who still is bothered by a bone bruise on her knee. Also, Seattle's defense was stifling against Delle Donne while the Mystics made only 3 of 21 from 3-point range. Seattle's comeback win over the Mercury gave the team renewed confidence and momentum in addition to the Storm's home-court advantage. Seattle is 17-7-1 ATS its last 25 games overall and 9-3-1 ATS its last 13 games versus the Eastern Conference. The Mystics are 1-3-1 ATS the last five meetings at Seattle. Take the Storm.