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The Seattle Storm will travel to take on the Chicago Sky on Wednesday afternoon. Tip off is slated for 12 p.m. ET from Wintrust Arena. Coverage will be nationally televised on NBA TV

The Storm defeated the league-worst Indiana Fever 81-65 on July 17. Breanna Stewart finished with 25 points and eight rebounds. Tina Charles registered 15 points, seven rebounds, and two steals off the bench. The Sky beat the host Dallas Wings 89-81 on July 16. Kahleah Copper and Emma Meessman each tallied 23 points in the victory. Cooper pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds. Meessman also added eight rebounds and seven assists. 

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Prior to July 19, the Storm (17-8) had the second best record in the Western Conference and third best in the league. The Storm are 11-4 at home and 6-4 on the road. Their point differential is fourth best in the WNBA (+5.2). 

Before July 19, the defending champion Sky (19-6) had the top record in the WNBA. The Sky are 9-2 at home and 10-4 on the road. Their point differential is second best in the league (+6.5). 

The well-balanced Storm offense features five players that average double digits in points. Stewart leads the Storm in points (21.0), rebounds (7.2), and steals (1.8). Ezi Magbegor averages 11.6 points while being first in blocks (2.4) and second in rebounds (6.6) and steals (1.2). Jewell Loyd is second in points (16.2). Legend Sue Bird is top in assists (5.9) and second in steals (1.2). 

Going into July 19, the Storm ranked third in three-point percentage (35.4), seventh in field goal percentage (43.3), and eighth in points per game (80.8). The Storm have the best defensive rating in the WNBA (93.7) and are also No. 1 in fast break points allowed (7.9).  Defensively, they also rank second in points off turnovers (13.4). 

The potent Sky offense has six players that average double digits in points. Copper leads the Sky with 14.7 points along with 5.6 rebounds. Future Hall of Fame member Candice Parker is second in points (13.4) and tops in rebounds (8.8) and blocks (1.1). Courtney Vandersloot averages 10.8 points and a team-best 6.2 assists. Rebekah Gardner leads the Sky with 1.5 steals per game. 

As of July 19, the Sky led the league in field goal percentage (47.9) while being second in points (86.0) and three-point percentage (36.4). Defensively, the Sky rank fourth in blocks (4.5), as well as fifth in defensive rating (97.8) and fastbreak points (9.0). 

The Storm are tied for the most championships in WNBA history (4) and captured two in the last four seasons (2018, 2020). Last season was the first WNBA title for the Sky. 

The Storm edged the visiting Sky 74-71 on May 18 in the first meeting between the teams. Allie Quigley missed a potential game-tying three-pointer on the final possession. Magbegor led the way for the Storm with 21 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Azura Stevens recorded 18 points for the Sky. 

The teams will meet in Chicago on Aug. 9 for the third and final regular season matchup.

Written by Rolando Rosa, our US sports betting industry expert.

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