WNBA DFS Breakdown: Friday

WNBA DFS Breakdown: Friday

DraftKings and FanDuel Price Differences

Top 5 FanDuel

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Jasmine ThomasGCON560014.0%860017.20%-3.2%
Diana TaurasiGPHO720018.0%1010020.20%-2.2%
Natisha HiedemanGCON30007.5%45009.00%-1.5%
Alex BentleyGATL430010.8%610012.20%-1.5%
Brittney SykesGATL600015.0%820016.40%-1.4%

Top 5 DraftKings

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Sophie CunninghamGPHO400010.0%34006.80%3.2%
Leilani MitchellGPHO630015.8%680013.60%2.2%
Morgan TuckFCON36009.0%35007.00%2.0%
Kristine AnigweFCON37009.3%37007.40%1.9%
Camille LittleFPHO33008.3%32006.40%1.9%

2019 Team Stats

2019 Advanced Team Offense Stats

TEAMPACEOFFRTGDEFRTGNETRTGAST%OREB%REB%TOV%EFG%TS%
LAS VEGAS ACES100.6497.690.47.37029.653.118.247.351.9
NEW YORK LIBERTY98.295.6101.1-5.562.831.548.91845.649.7
LOS ANGELES SPARKS97.7695.997.5-1.660.131.548.71946.650.3
CHICAGO SKY97.3196.398.4-2.267.529.249.619.748.652.2
CONNECTICUT SUN95.3297.896.61.262.335.952.518.145.749.3
MINNESOTA LYNX94.9797.994.63.266.233.651.320.648.652.6
WASHINGTON MYSTICS94.67107.896.611.166.130.749.514.951.255.3
ATLANTA DREAM94.0389.9100-10.161.733.147.819.142.246.5
SEATTLE STORM93.56

DraftKings and FanDuel Price Differences

Top 5 FanDuel

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Jasmine ThomasGCON560014.0%860017.20%-3.2%
Diana TaurasiGPHO720018.0%1010020.20%-2.2%
Natisha HiedemanGCON30007.5%45009.00%-1.5%
Alex BentleyGATL430010.8%610012.20%-1.5%
Brittney SykesGATL600015.0%820016.40%-1.4%

Top 5 DraftKings

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Sophie CunninghamGPHO400010.0%34006.80%3.2%
Leilani MitchellGPHO630015.8%680013.60%2.2%
Morgan TuckFCON36009.0%35007.00%2.0%
Kristine AnigweFCON37009.3%37007.40%1.9%
Camille LittleFPHO33008.3%32006.40%1.9%

2019 Team Stats

2019 Advanced Team Offense Stats

TEAMPACEOFFRTGDEFRTGNETRTGAST%OREB%REB%TOV%EFG%TS%
LAS VEGAS ACES100.6497.690.47.37029.653.118.247.351.9
NEW YORK LIBERTY98.295.6101.1-5.562.831.548.91845.649.7
LOS ANGELES SPARKS97.7695.997.5-1.660.131.548.71946.650.3
CHICAGO SKY97.3196.398.4-2.267.529.249.619.748.652.2
CONNECTICUT SUN95.3297.896.61.262.335.952.518.145.749.3
MINNESOTA LYNX94.9797.994.63.266.233.651.320.648.652.6
WASHINGTON MYSTICS94.67107.896.611.166.130.749.514.951.255.3
ATLANTA DREAM94.0389.9100-10.161.733.147.819.142.246.5
SEATTLE STORM93.5694.593.5160.131.249.518.845.549.7
INDIANA FEVER92.4799.8100.8-156.233.25016.746.650.6
DALLAS WINGS91.3391.296.9-5.762.235.951.12041.946.5
PHOENIX MERCURY91.1198.997.31.66225.947.516.147.351.8

2019 Advanced Team Defense Stats

TEAMDEF RTGDREBDREB%STLBLKOPP PTS
OFF TOV
OPP PTS
2ND CHANCE
OPP PTS
FB
OPP PTS
PAINT
LAS VEGAS ACES90.431.374.48.1515.98.57.128.3
SEATTLE STORM93.523.568.98.93.816.88.911.330.5
MINNESOTA LYNX94.624.968.68.1415.39.49.831.5
CONNECTICUT SUN96.625.971.48.65.1148.86.532.5
WASHINGTON MYSTICS96.625.367.68.64.910.612.96.433.1
DALLAS WINGS96.924.667.67.54.116.610.310.132.1
PHOENIX MERCURY97.325.967.86.44.213.210.89.631.4
LOS ANGELES SPARKS97.526.466.27.64.416.112.39.634.6
CHICAGO SKY98.428.368.16.74.316.512.68.237.3
ATLANTA DREAM10025.662.66.66.21714.310.332.7
INDIANA FEVER100.825.766.45.8414.311.37.532.5
NEW YORK LIBERTY101.126.367.18.14.117.512.57.434.4

2019 Advanced Opposition Scoring

TEAMOPP
PTS
OPP
FGA
OPP
FG%
OPP
3PM
OPP
3PA
OPP
3P%
OPP
FTA
OPP
REB
OPP
AST
OPP
TOV
OPP
STL
OPP
BLK
OPP
PFD
NEW YORK LIBERTY82.869.942.46.719.8342136.318.613.97.75.219
LOS ANGELES SPARKS79.469.741.27.42037.117.937.817.415.88.95.617.6
CHICAGO SKY79.172.641.65.918.731.716.434.718.112.78.9415.9
ATLANTA DREAM78.371.141.56.7213216.939.618.114.18.15.116.5
INDIANA FEVER78.36940.86.318.334.519.135.319.312.46.33.317.9
CONNECTICUT SUN76.967.343.46.220.530.314.634.219.515.17.74.316
LAS VEGAS ACES76.473.338.47.322.732.415.335.818.513.98.55.615.9
WASHINGTON MYSTICS76.269.2436.920.933.212.635.417.115.45.93.514.3
MINNESOTA LYNX74.366.542.56.419.832.314.231.517.116.58.54.916.1
PHOENIX MERCURY73.968.441.4719.735.513.536.917.313.55.33.816.2
DALLAS WINGS73.765.141.45.918.931.417.933.918.614.46.55.117.1
SEATTLE STORM72.966.242.66.619.633.412.334.11816.48.63.915

Data from WNBA.com

Los Angeles Sparks at Indiana Fever

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Los Angeles

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Candace ParkerFAnkleGTD7/14/2019
Alexis JonesGKneeOUT7/14/2019
Maria VadeevaCKneeOUT7/18/2019

Indiana

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Victoria ViviansGKneeSUSP-INJ4/1/2020

Vegas Odds: Los Angeles -3   Over Under: 156.5

2019 Player Stats

Los Angeles

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Maria Vadeeva

1124.024.01.04.05.01.02.03.055.050.00.03.03.0

Nneka Ogwumike

131328.314.92.56.89.31.51.50.546.042.483.32.43.7

Chelsea Gray

141430.113.30.53.33.85.40.80.140.432.796.32.91.2

Chiney Ogwumike

14825.711.23.03.96.91.01.10.949.333.376.91.43.2

Riquna Williams

13424.710.80.52.22.71.61.20.137.440.388.01.42.3

Candace Parker

7723.48.00.95.66.42.71.00.631.727.876.53.01.0

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt

141322.66.50.61.82.42.10.60.942.743.387.50.92.1

Sydney Wiese

12617.35.30.31.51.80.80.40.442.142.41001.00.8

Alexis Jones

7115.04.70.01.11.12.40.10.138.738.580.01.31.7

Kalani Brown

13014.54.71.42.53.80.60.30.840.70.081.01.31.5

Marina Mabrey

14013.84.40.41.21.61.40.70.332.425.683.30.91.0

Alana Beard

6318.03.80.21.71.82.21.00.237.50.083.30.71.3

Indiana

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Kelsey Mitchell

161627.514.40.21.31.42.40.40.136.936.387.11.21.7

Candice Dupree

161632.612.20.95.36.32.40.40.448.10.084.01.51.0

Erica Wheeler

161626.512.10.12.42.65.91.00.345.139.396.03.12.6

Natalie Achonwa

14922.110.11.43.65.01.60.60.957.70.088.20.82.8

Tiffany Mitchell

16022.69.80.82.33.11.90.50.236.528.688.51.82.4

Teaira McCowan

16720.37.13.14.87.90.10.61.750.60.062.20.93.4

Betnijah Laney

161628.85.91.63.95.51.51.70.235.430.650.01.71.6

Kennedy Burke

13011.14.60.50.40.80.50.50.244.441.268.40.51.2

Shenise Johnson

8010.32.80.31.51.80.80.30.031.025.066.70.50.8

Paris Kea

505.22.60.00.40.40.60.00.245.566.750.00.60.2

Stephanie Mavunga

1107.91.30.81.22.00.20.30.331.30.01000.41.5

Erica McCall

706.70.90.91.32.10.30.00.115.40.01000.10.6

Victoria Vivians

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

The Skinny

The Sparks figure to be without Candace Parker (ankle) in this one, but that shouldn't stop a team with one of the highest-paced offensive attacks in the league, behind only the Aces and the Liberty. Nneka Ogwumike has been her team's most consistent contributors on the offensive end of the court this season, and she continued to have her way in a loss to Dallas on Tuesday, registering 15 points to go along with 10 boards, two assists, two steals and a block. She's put up back-to-back double-doubles and is averaging 14.9 points and 9.3 rebounds over 13 games this year. Riquna Williams will also be a player to keep an eye on heading into Friday's clash, as she's pieced together four straight double-digit scoring performances while also managing to contribute across the board. She put up 14 points and snagged three boards in Tuesday's loss to Dallas. Expect more of the same from each of these players in what will be the first matchup between these two teams on the season. 

The Fever, on the other hand, run one of the slowest-paced offenses in the WNBA, checking in at third last. Despite this, they did total 71 points in their last matchup, so they certainly have enough firepower to outscore other teams around the league. Kelsey Mitchell leads the pack with 14.4 PPG on the year, though she's been held to just 19 total points over her last two contests. Teaira McCowan, who joined the starting five in place of Natalie Achonwa in Wednesday's matchup, poured in 11 points to go with 12 rebounds and three steals, so it'll be interesting to see if she sticks with the first unit heading into Friday's game. Candice Dupree also turned in a solid performance in her squad's loss to Dallas, tallying 13 points, five boards, a steal and a block.

Minnesota Lynx at Atlanta Dream

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Minnesota

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Temi FagbenleFNot Injury RelatedGTD7/12/2019
Cecilia ZandalasiniGNot Injury RelatedGTD7/12/2019
Damiris DantasCCalfOUT7/14/2019
Seimone AugustusGKneeOUT7/14/2019
Maya MooreFPersonalOUT2/1/2020
Kelsey GriffinFToeSUSP2/1/2020
Karima Christmas-KellyGKneeOUT3/1/2020
Jessica ShepardCKneeOUT5/1/2020

Atlanta

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Nia CoffeyFIllnessGTD7/12/2019
Angel McCoughtryFKneeOUT7/31/2019
Kristy WallaceGKneeOUT5/1/2020

Vegas Odds: Minnesota -1    Over Under: 150

2019 Player Stats

Minnesota

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Odyssey Sims

151532.616.20.92.73.75.51.30.241.025.583.13.41.9

Sylvia Fowles

151530.614.32.77.09.71.01.11.258.90.069.02.12.5

Napheesa Collier

151533.611.71.54.15.62.32.01.045.935.978.01.93.1

Damiris Dantas

111129.010.31.53.55.13.20.90.542.142.668.42.12.9

Danielle Robinson

151528.19.90.62.93.53.71.20.339.322.986.72.11.7

Lexie Brown

15019.67.50.11.21.31.30.90.141.340.476.51.31.3

Asia Taylor

309.75.00.30.30.71.00.00.360.00.075.00.71.0

Jessica Shepard

6018.74.81.54.25.73.50.30.237.914.375.02.51.5

Stephanie Talbot

14413.54.20.51.11.60.90.50.233.329.391.71.11.0

Karima Christmas-Kelly

6012.02.70.20.70.81.00.80.227.827.360.00.71.3

Alaina Coates

1306.52.50.91.52.40.10.20.450.00.062.50.31.0

Shao Ting

505.41.20.40.81.20.40.00.220.00.066.70.41.2

Seimone Augustus

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Maya Moore

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Temi Fagbenle

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Kenisha Bell

101.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Atlanta

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Tiffany Hayes

141428.013.00.82.53.32.90.80.540.936.567.61.72.4

Brittney Sykes

14726.411.90.83.74.52.50.60.740.330.470.72.11.6

Elizabeth Williams

141428.38.82.63.46.11.00.92.144.70.073.61.42.1

Renee Montgomery

141425.48.20.11.61.73.00.80.135.130.873.31.81.3

Jessica Breland

141423.47.41.45.67.01.61.40.935.912.582.61.71.9

Alex Bentley

10021.67.30.31.82.12.80.70.528.122.21001.61.7

Nia Coffey

11616.56.51.42.64.00.50.50.535.234.557.91.11.6

Monique Billings

13017.85.22.43.86.20.70.50.337.30.079.31.62.2

Maite Cazorla

11115.43.70.10.60.71.70.70.042.935.080.01.11.0

Marie Gülich

13010.63.21.01.32.30.30.20.836.420.081.80.91.7

Haley Peters

406.50.50.30.30.50.30.30.30.00.01001.00.8

Angel McCoughtry

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

The Skinny

Minnesota ranks near the middle of the pack when it comes to their pace of play, though their defense has been solid to this point, giving up just 74.3 points per contest this season. While their offense won't shoot anyone out of the gym, they've managed to put up 73 or more points in each of their last eight matchups, proving they have enough firepower to hold their own. The Lynx have been led this year by Odyssey Sims, who is averaging 16.2 PPG and poured in 16 points to go along with four rebounds, four assists and two steals in her squad's last matchup Wednesday against the Sky. Sylvia Fowles has also been a key piece of the puzzle on the offensive end, as she's registered four consecutive double-digit scoring performances, including a double-double Wednesday (10 points and 12 rebounds). Minnesota bested the Dream the last time these two teams met July 2, as the Lynx brought home a convincing 85-68 victory. 

Despite losing in an embarrassing fashion to the Lynx at the beginning of the month, Atlanta created some momentum Wednesday with a 78-75 victory over the Sun. As per usual, Tiffany Hayes led the charge with 18 points, three assists and a rebound. Elizabeth Williams also stepped up in a big way for the Dream, finishing with 17 points, nine boards, four blocks and three assists. Atlanta has been held under 70 points in three of their last five games and they're allowing 78.3 PPG on the 2019 campaign, so this matchup doesn't appear overly enticing. Even so, they'll look to even the season series with a win over the Lynx on Friday. 

Phoenix Mercury at Connecticut Sun

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Phoenix

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Diana TaurasiGBackGTD7/12/2019
Yvonne TurnerGNot Injury RelatedOUT7/12/2019

Connecticut

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Layshia ClarendonGAnkleOUT9/8/2019

Vegas Odds: Connecticut -5    Over Under: 153

2019 Player Stats

Phoenix

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Brittney Griner

131334.920.02.35.27.52.10.82.253.40.076.92.83.1

DeWanna Bonner

131333.818.81.46.47.83.01.60.639.732.694.71.71.2

Leilani Mitchell

11628.811.50.32.93.24.40.50.343.142.273.31.02.6

Briann January

131331.58.20.21.82.03.41.20.142.737.588.21.52.2

Essence Carson

131021.26.20.52.02.51.70.50.533.332.090.50.81.3

Yvonne Turner

8722.56.10.42.52.92.91.00.136.028.687.52.61.4

Sancho Lyttle

12215.43.80.92.43.30.30.70.241.725.062.50.41.8

Sophie Cunningham

11111.93.10.31.82.10.80.20.237.531.384.60.71.5

Alanna Smith

1108.41.40.71.62.40.20.30.219.414.350.00.51.4

Camille Little

8010.61.30.41.51.90.50.30.325.00.01000.51.0

Brianna Turner

902.90.40.40.71.10.10.10.033.30.00.00.20.4

Diana Taurasi

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Connecticut

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Jonquel Jones

151529.715.23.07.410.41.11.02.545.028.875.82.22.5

Alyssa Thomas

151530.611.72.64.77.33.12.10.551.40.059.21.72.5

Courtney Williams

151528.611.31.24.35.53.31.10.538.347.177.11.41.5

Jasmine Thomas

151529.311.10.42.32.75.31.70.136.534.580.62.71.5

Shekinna Stricklen

151522.78.90.21.21.41.00.90.340.239.888.90.82.2

Layshia Clarendon

9015.36.20.81.72.42.10.30.041.910085.70.90.8

Natisha Hiedeman

2011.55.00.51.01.51.50.50.066.71000.02.01.0

Rachel Banham

15012.94.90.01.31.30.80.30.136.031.175.01.11.2

Bria Holmes

15012.94.10.51.01.50.60.50.340.426.763.20.50.8

Morgan Tuck

1409.32.70.41.01.40.80.40.131.733.357.10.91.1

Kristine Anigwe

1008.32.50.71.42.10.30.30.434.60.077.81.01.4

Brionna Jones

1208.32.31.80.82.50.30.30.431.00.050.00.81.3

The Skinny

Phoenix is the owner of the slowest-paced offense in the WNBA, though you never would've guessed that based on the 91 points they put up in Wednesday's 91-68 victory over Washington. Britney Griner dominated throughout the night, ultimately finishing with 25 points along with eight rebounds, four assists, a steal and two blocks. Unsurprisingly, DeWanna Bonner was close on Griner's heels, pouring in 22 points of her own. This duo has been responsible for the majority of the Mercury's scoring thus far in 2019, and they'll aim to continue that trend heading into Friday night's matchup with the Sun. 

Connecticut is coming off a three-point loss to the Dream on Wednesday, and while they sit near the middle of the pack when it comes to their offensive pace, they've experienced success on defense this season, ranking fourth in defensive efficiency (96.6). Jonquel Jones leads the Sun with 15.2 PPG on the year, though she's been held in check of late, scoring just 16 points over her team's last two matchups. It was Courtney Williams and Bria Holmes who led the pack in the scoring department Wednesday night, scoring 13 and 12 points, respectively. Friday marks the first time these two teams have met in 2019. 

New York Liberty at Chicago Sky

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

New York

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Kiah StokesCPersonalOUT10/1/2019

Chicago

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Astou NdourCNot Injury RelatedGTD7/12/2019

Vegas Odds: Chicago -4.5     Over Under: 162

2019 Player Stats

New York

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Tina Charles

151532.518.82.16.38.42.00.90.538.418.979.72.72.9

Kia Nurse

151532.916.00.62.12.72.11.10.341.235.891.81.81.8

Amanda Zahui B

9927.611.41.36.47.80.91.12.350.640.078.61.63.4

Asia Durr

141329.611.10.21.41.61.80.70.546.731.180.01.42.2

Bria Hartley

5121.69.01.63.45.04.21.20.028.925.083.31.81.4

Brittany Boyd

151524.56.50.43.03.45.92.00.139.623.183.32.92.0

Rebecca Allen

5118.66.40.82.02.80.60.81.435.537.51000.82.6

Reshanda Gray

15618.66.12.74.37.10.90.90.250.010047.80.83.4

Tanisha Wright

12017.14.80.61.92.53.51.10.340.738.966.71.71.6

Han Xu

707.43.00.10.91.00.00.10.350.050.050.00.00.6

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe

9012.32.21.61.63.10.40.20.239.10.066.70.91.6

Marine Johannes

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Chicago

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Diamond DeShields

151530.014.10.94.95.92.41.10.436.031.479.52.22.4

Allie Quigley

151529.712.90.52.63.12.80.90.349.348.21001.21.5

Courtney Vandersloot

151529.59.30.73.94.67.91.50.538.831.381.03.31.5

Jantel Lavender

151427.28.81.94.96.81.00.30.749.221.41001.51.5

Stefanie Dolson

151524.78.71.03.94.91.90.50.752.638.51002.13.1

Cheyenne Parker

15019.98.21.74.36.00.90.91.545.022.293.91.52.4

Kahleah Copper

15016.07.70.21.71.90.90.40.139.637.581.81.11.7

Gabby Williams

15116.56.70.51.51.92.00.70.342.012.576.51.51.3

Astou Ndour

206.54.50.00.00.00.00.00.01001000.00.51.0

Katie Lou Samuelson

3013.32.30.01.71.71.00.70.033.320.01000.31.3

Chloe Jackson

405.81.00.30.50.80.81.00.025.00.00.00.80.3

Jamierra Faulkner

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

The Skinny

The Liberty are coming off a tough 90-58 loss at the hands of the Aces on Sunday, a day that marked their lowest scoring total on the season. As has been the case in the past, Tina Charles was one of the lone bright spots in the loss, finishing with 13 points, eight rebounds and an assist. Despite putting up just six points Sunday, Kia Nurse will certainly be someone to watch for Friday, as she's scored 20-plus points in two of her last three contests. She also is averaging 16 points over 15 games this year, which is good enough for second on the squad behind Charles. It also won't hurt that the Liberty will get their starting center back from EuroBasket in Amanda Zahui B -- Zahui B has been a force to reckon with in the post, averaging 11.4 points along with 7.8 rebounds over nine starts. Han Xu's fantasy production could suffer as a result. Bria Hartley has also returned from the team from EuroBasket, and although she hasn't had nearly the impact that Zahui B has had this season, she's been a key contributor off the bench and is averaging nine points and five rebounds over five matchups. The return of this duo could be just what the Liberty needs to get back on track following an ugly loss. New York is known for their high-tempo style of play on the offensive end of the court and for putting up big offensive numbers, though they also own one of the worst defenses in the league, which has led to their downfall in the past. The Sky look to be a tough opponent for the Liberty, though there's a good chance Chicago will struggle to keep such an explosive offense down for a second straight game. 

Chicago emerged victorious the first time these two teams met this season, winning by a score of 91-83 in what turned out to be a track meet. Much like the Liberty, the Sky possesses a surplus of offensive talent, and are typically led by Diamond DeShields, who averages 14.1 PPG and 5.9 RPG. Allie Quigley has also stepped in as one of the key pieces on offense for her club, and she poured in an eye-popping 24 points to go with four rebounds, two steals and an assist in Wednesday's one-point loss to Minnesota. In order Chicago to bounce back and take a 2-0 series lead on the Liberty, they'll need strong performances from both DeShields and Quigley in what figures to be another high-scoring affair. 

Dallas Wings at Seattle Storm

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Dallas

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Moriah JeffersonGNot Injury RelatedOUT7/12/2019
Skylar Diggins-SmithGPersonalOUT7/14/2019
Tayler HillGKneeOUT8/1/2019
Azura StevensFFootOUT8/1/2019

Seattle

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Jewell LoydGAnkleOUT7/14/2019
Kaleena Mosqueda-LewisFAnkleOUT7/14/2019
Ramu TokashikiFPersonalSUSP7/14/2019
Sue BirdGKneeOUT7/17/2019
Breanna StewartFAchillesSUSP-INJ2/1/2020

Vegas Odds: Seattle -6     Over Under: 145.5

2019 Player Stats

Dallas

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Arike Ogunbowale

13827.414.10.61.92.52.20.90.133.326.980.51.21.8

Kayla Thornton

141230.911.52.04.06.02.01.00.335.625.993.81.61.7

Allisha Gray

141230.09.61.93.45.22.61.30.442.717.283.71.62.8

Glory Johnson

8623.57.31.64.86.41.51.90.442.436.850.01.41.5

Theresa Plaisance

14818.77.31.03.94.92.10.40.741.736.787.51.22.4

Isabelle Harrison

121023.97.21.72.84.51.30.81.141.80.074.11.82.0

Kaela Davis

14516.66.20.61.42.01.40.40.138.543.890.92.01.8

Azurá Stevens

9116.04.81.71.93.60.60.61.135.811.180.01.01.3

Megan Gustafson

709.03.90.91.92.70.60.30.058.80.087.50.30.4

Tayler Hill

4212.33.30.50.81.30.80.30.030.816.780.00.01.0

Imani McGee-Stafford

1439.42.81.21.52.70.10.60.541.90.050.01.31.6

Brooke McCarty-Williams

14316.62.80.41.21.62.90.70.125.034.680.01.11.1

Skylar Diggins-Smith

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Moriah Jefferson

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Seattle

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Natasha Howard

161631.617.82.95.88.81.81.91.642.426.280.62.83.2

Jewell Loyd

121229.715.80.52.63.12.51.80.238.730.495.02.31.2

Jordin Canada

131229.910.20.52.22.84.82.70.337.016.770.72.81.7

Alysha Clark

131229.89.21.54.35.82.80.50.644.046.584.61.82.1

Mercedes Russell

161225.97.62.43.96.30.60.90.457.50.072.40.82.2

Sami Whitcomb

15419.16.40.41.51.92.30.80.133.728.81000.91.5

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis

15414.55.70.31.01.30.80.40.143.235.31001.51.5

Shavonte Zellous

13316.75.10.21.51.71.60.30.337.116.770.81.31.5

Crystal Langhorne

16417.64.60.92.13.01.30.30.338.428.672.21.10.8

Courtney Paris

1205.80.50.60.91.50.30.30.275.00.00.00.20.3

Blake Dietrick

718.00.10.10.30.40.90.30.00.00.050.00.60.7

Sue Bird

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Breanna Stewart

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

The Skinny

The Wings will face the Storm for the first time this season Friday, and momentum will be on Dallas' side, as they look to make it two straight victories after defeating the Sparks by a score of 74-62 Tuesday evening. Like Seattle, the Wings invest in a slow and steady philosophy when they have the ball, checking in at second-to-last in terms of pace. Fortunately, they've been impressive on defense so far in 2019, holding opponents to just 73.7 PPG, which is good enough for second in the league. Arike Ogunbowale, a rookie, has been the offensive leader of the bunch in 2019, averaging 14.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists across 13 contests (eight starts). She's coming off a poor shooting performance (5-for-14 from the field), though she still managed to register 14 points on the night. Kayla Thornton is the only other player on the squad who regularly scores in double-digits (11.5 PPG), and she tallied a team-high 17 points in Tuesday's win over Los Angeles. 

Seattle has had a week off to rest since last taking the court against the Dream in a 77-66 loss, so they'll be well-rested for Friday's matchup. The Storm run one of the slowest offenses in the league, but they also have one of the most impressive defenses, and they allow the fewest points per game (72.9). Dallas is also on the slow end of the spectrum in relation to pace, so there's no reason to believe that this game will turn into a high-scoring event. For the Storm, Natasha Howard will look to turn in her third consecutive performance of 15 or more points, and she's also finished in double figures in all but one game so far in 2019. Jewell Loyd (ankle) checks in at second on the team with 15.8 PPG, but she's not expected to return in time for Friday's matchup, putting pressure on Jordin Canada, who's registered 10 or more points in each of her last four contests. 

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