Seattle Storm vs Washington Mystics Prediction: Storm to Win

Seattle Storm vs Washington Mystics Prediction: Storm to Win

Seattle Storm vs Washington Mystics Prediction: Seattle Storm is predicted to win tonight’s game against the Washington Mystics as per the latest prediction

The June campaign of the WNBA is at the fag end with top teams already making the most of the initial phase. With the table-toppers consolidating their position, the mid-table riders have their task cut out to close out the gap they have with the frontrunners. In one such clash, the Seattle Storm is hosting Washington Mystics at the Climate Pledge Arena on Thursday night.

Even though it is glaring that the hosts are the firm favorites, the Mystics have a point to prove with respect to their abilities.

Seattle Storm vs Washington Mystics Prediction

SmarketsOdds
Seattle Storm1.63
Washington Mystics2.04
Predicted WinnerSeattle Storm

Seattle Storm vs Washington Mystics Prediction: Recent Form

The Seattle Storm are sure-shot favorites at the conference level as well as at the championship level with the consistency they have shown so far in the Western Conference. They are currently occupying 2nd position in the table with a winning percentage of 62.5 in 16 appearances. In the last five outings, they warded off threats by the likes of Wings, Lynx, and Liberty with the exception of a loss against Sun.

The Washington Mystics who didn’t have the best of the 2021 seasons have pushed above their weights resulting in occupying a comfortable position in the Eastern Conference with a fair shot in the playoffs. Even though they have just managed to win two games out of the last five, a positive away record is an indicator of their good performances this season. Besides they have also managed to maintain more than 50% win-percentage so far.

Seattle Storm vs Washington Mystics Prediction: Head-to-head

Matches: 31: Mystics: 8 Storm: 20 Draws: 3

Last Meeting: Storm won against Liberty by a 105-71 on 8th September 2021.

Seattle Storm vs Washington Mystics Prediction: Players to Watch Out

Storm:

Jantel Lavender has played over 300 games with an average of 8.3 points per game this season and a field goal percentage of 45.8% in this edition.

Briann January’s performance will be the decisive factor as she has averaged just 8.1 points and 2.9 assists per game.

Jewell Lloyd who will be the shooting guard has averaged 17.1 points in every outing and has to be consistent in the coming games for the side to succeed. Gabby Williams who plays as the forward was one of the stars with 23 points and 3 assists against Liberty.

Mystics:

Myisha Hines Allen who has played at the center position has tons of experience in WNBA with an average of 8.2 points and 1.6 assists in this season so far.

Ariel Atkins who is the shooting guard has a rating of 73 while the point guard Natasha Cloud needs to do better than 10.7 points per game in this season.

Shatori Walker Kimbrough brings the power and versatility to the center with a free throw percentage of 90.2% and a field goal percentage of 42.3% in 136 games.

Seattle Storm vs Washington Mystics Prediction: Predicted Winner

Looking at the outright predictions, it is very clear that the Mystics have a very good chance to win the WNBA championship whereas their opponents are equally capable of going deep this time. The FiveThirtyEight website has put the Seattle-based side ahead with a 64% chance while the away side are slightly behind ahead of the clash.

According to Oddschecker and Covers, the Mystics are the fifth favorites this season behind with odds of 13/2 while the Seattle Storm are right behind their rivals as the 6th best team after two months of the WNBA campaign.

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Seattle Storm vs Washington Mystics Prediction: Storm to Win

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