Las Vegas Aces vs Seattle Storm WNBA Picks 7/19/2019
Friday, July 19, 2019
Alaska Airlines Arena
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Jordin Canada and the Seattle Storm (11-8, 2nd in the Western Conference) play the Las Vegas Aces (11-5, 1st in the Western Conference) at Alaska Airlines Arena on Friday, July 19, 2019. Seattle opens as 3 point favorites.The total is set at 156.5.
The Aces have been an awful pick for WNBA bettors, having gone 6-10 ATS. Seattle is covering 55.6% of the time, going 10-8 against the spread.
Valuable Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Aces have been a rough Over option for over/under wagerers, having gone 7-9.
The Aces cover the spread 37.5% of the time away from home, having gone 3-5 ATS.
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
Seattle is covering 55.6% of the time at Alaska Airlines Arena, going 5-4 against the spread.
The Storm have been a rough Over option for over/under wagerers, having gone 6-13.
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
06/27/19 G Jewell Loyd Ankle is out indefinitely
05/21/19 G Sue Bird Knee is out indefinitely
05/19/19 F Breanna Stewart ACL is out for season
A'ja Wilson comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Aces. She pulls down 7.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 49% while her free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Kayla McBride averages 15.4 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.6 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Las Vegas. Her field goal percentage is 48% for the year while her free throw percentage is 93%.
Jordin Canada averages 10.5 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Natasha Howard averages 18.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas averages 82.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 40.2 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 15.1 per game. The Aces allow 76.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 18.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 9th in the league with 75.9 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 32.8 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 17.5. The Storm are 5th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Storm surrender 73.5 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.3 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Aces are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 92.7, and their offensive rating of 100 is ranked 12th. They are 1st in the WNBA in pace with 82.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 5th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 21% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the WNBA. Las Vegas is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 12th in the WNBA.
Seattle is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 2nd in the WNBA. The Storm are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 96.4, and their offensive rating of 99.6 is ranked 11th. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 76.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 3rd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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