Las Vegas Aces at Seattle Storm WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/19/2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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The Las Vegas Aces travel to Key Arena to play the Seattle Storm on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle as 11.5 point favorites.
The Aces have a record of 3-9. They are 7th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of -5.4 as they average 81.0 points per game while giving up 86.4 per contest. The Storm have an overall record of 8-3. They are 4th in the Western Conference. They average 88.9 points per game and surrender 80.7, good for a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Las Vegas Aces are 2-2 against the spread
The Las Vegas Aces are 6-6 against the over/under
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Seattle Storm are 3-4 against the spread
The Seattle Storm are 2-1 against the over/under
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
06/12/18 C Isabelle Harrison Suspension is out indefinitely
05/30/18 G Moriah Jefferson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
06/12/18 F Crystal Langhorne Ribs is out indefinitely
Kayla McBride comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Aces. She pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 43% while her free throw percentage is currently at 78%. A'ja Wilson averages 21.1 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.7 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Las Vegas. Her field goal percentage is 45% for the year while her free throw percentage is 76%.
Breanna Stewart averages 21.4 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 53% and her free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Jewell Loyd averages 19.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas averages 81.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 14.0 per game. The Aces allow 86.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 19.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 2nd in the league with 88.9 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 19.8. The Storm are 4th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Storm surrender 80.7 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 16.1 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 31.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Aces are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 105.1, and their offensive rating of 98.5 is ranked 4th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 81.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 11th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 15% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the WNBA. Las Vegas is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 5th in the WNBA.
Seattle is 3rd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 6th in the league. The Storm are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 102.8 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 77.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Las Vegas -11.5
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