WNBA Wednesday: O'Sullivan picks Storm vs Liberty; Natasha Howard back for NY, Bird & Stewart out for Seattle
Last night ended with frustration. The Atlanta Dream led the Los Angeles Sparks all game, and then the game came down to the wire. As someone who had taken Atlanta +4.5, the only thing I didn’t want was overtime. So what happens? The Sparks tie it at the regulation buzzer and go on to win in the extra period – by five. Once again, the only explanation is karmic injustice.
Seattle O’Sullivan so far: 80-65-1
Seattle Storm at New York Liberty, 7 pm EDT
The Pick: Seattle +1.5 (-115)
Just one game tonight. New York’s Natasha Howard has returned and has made an immediate impact. With her frontcourt force, the Liberty are no longer so dependent on the three-point shot. Still, they’ve lost three in a row, and Seattle leads in every statistical category except 3-pt shots made per game. I know they’re playing on the road and that they just lost an overtime game to Chicago, and I know Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart will be out resting, but the Storm still have the best record in the league. I’ll take the 1.5.