Connecticut Sun – Atlanta Dream
Sun is 1-5 this season and seems that they are not ready for big goals after they renewed their team this spring. Defensive they allow as many points as opponent can score and offensively looks quite limitied with just one players scoring in double digits (Ogwumike).
Atlanta comes with McCoughtry firing (21 pts per game), de Souze helps her with 17 points and 4 more players scores more than 8 points. I am pretty sure about Dream ability to outscore Sun tonight and also defensively Dream can lock Connecticut leading scorer with S.Lyttle defense in the post.
One more reason to back Atlanta here is that Sun returned to Connecticut only yesterday and was not able to prepare for this game normally. K.Douglas also got injured in their last outing and might see limited time today what may can big difficulties for Sun attack.
Pick: Atlanta (-3) @ 1.90 8/10 William Hill
Seattle Storm – Tulsa Shock
After allowing just 65 points in preseason games Tulsa got 89 points in their first 4 regular season games. But they played against good offensive teams like Minnesota, San Antonio and Phoenix. Seattle is different kind team and I expect Tulsa defense to appear today in this important for both teams which lies at the bottom of division.
Seattle prefers to play slow paced game and playing quite solid defense so far with just 74.5 pts allowed in away matches.
This game has big stakes on because loses of this battle will be locked at the bottom of standings early and will be under huge pressure. Last season all games between teams were low-paced and I don’t see reasons to expect another scenario here. All I hope here is that nobody will have a crazy shooting night. If they will play at least at normal percentage I see this game ending around 140 points.
Pick: Under 149.5 @ 1.95 7/10 Pinnacle