WNBA Wednesday: O'Sullivan picks Seattle Storm vs Atlanta Dream, adds parlay with Indiana Fever vs Chicago Sky
Seattle Storm at Atlanta Dream, 7 pm EDT, Indiana Fever at Chicago Sky, 8 pm EDT.
(shrug) Enh, no big deal. 4-0 last night, jus’, y’know. (shrug) No big deal. 4-0. (frowns; nods) Perfect, huh?
No biggie. Hope it helped. (shrug) That’s all. (smirk) Hope it helped you out…
Seattle O’Sullivan so far: 17-10
Bonus Pick: Seattle (-470) with Chicago (-620): Total Price (-245)
Seattle Storm at Atlanta Dream, 7 pm EDT
The Pick: O 170.5 (-110)
Seattle’s coming off that tough, last-second loss to the Dallas Wings on Sunday, and Atlanta’s back at home after losing two in a row to the Minnesota Lynx, including a 100-80 drubbing, also on Sunday. It was the first game this season where the Storm have scored fewer than 80 points; the Dream have scored fewer than 80 only twice. The two teams combine for an average of 172.8 and together give up 170.6. The Storm have the fourth-highest offensive rating in the WNBA (104.0) but Atlanta is only two spots behind at sixth (102.8). I believe the Storm should be better defensively than their fifth-rated 98.3 – or at least pretend just to make me feel better about their championship hopes; Atlanta’s 11th-ranked 102.8 feels quite, quite right to me, based on what I’ve seen from them. Seattle should be furious about losing on Sunday, and won’t take their foot off the gas. At -8.5, the line is too much for me to trust, but the Storm should take care of business, and I’ve made an accommodation for the heavy price (see below).
Indiana Fever at Chicago Sky, 8 pm EDT
The Pick: See ML parlay, above.
I mean, come on, Chicago. Show me something. (sigh)
(Chicago’s defense does give up the third-fewest ppg in the WNBA (78.1), while Indiana gives up the most (89.6). Sky forward Candace Parker is finally expected back tonight. Chicago is at home. Blah blah blah. But this is really just semantics, really. The true analysis is, to repeat:)
Come on, Chicago. Show me something (sigh).