Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces Expert WNBA Picks 6/25/2019
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Mandalay Bay Events Center
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A'ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces (5-4, 2nd in the Western Conference) play the Seattle Storm (7-4, 1st in the Western Conference) at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
The Storm have been decent for WNBA bettors, having gone 6-5 ATS. The Aces cover the spread 44.4% of the time, going 4-5 against the spread.
Valuable Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Storm have been a terrible Over bet for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 2-9.
Seattle is covering 42.9% of the time on the road, having gone 3-4 ATS.
Important Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Aces cover the spread 25.0% of the time at Mandalay Bay Events Center, going 1-3 against the spread.
The Aces have been a terrible Over bet for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 3-6.
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Key Seattle Storm Injuries
06/23/19 G Jordin Canada Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Las Vegas Aces
05/21/19 G Sue Bird Knee is out indefinitely
05/19/19 F Breanna Stewart ACL is out for season
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jewell Loyd comes into this game averaging 17.0 points per contest while being on the court 32.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Storm. She grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 39% while her free throw percentage is currently at 95%. Natasha Howard averages 19.4 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.9 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 46% for the year while her free throw percentage is 82%.
A'ja Wilson averages 15.8 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 53% and her free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Kayla McBride averages 15.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 51% and her free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle averages 75.3 points per game this season, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They average 31.7 rebounds per contest and 16.8 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.8 per game. The Storm allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas is 2nd in the league with 83.2 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 40.6 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 20.8. The Aces are 2nd in turnovers per game with 16.0. The Aces surrender 77.3 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 18.1 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 35.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game this season.
The Storm are 7th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.4, and their defensive rating of 96.2 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 75.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Seattle is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 2nd in the league.
Las Vegas is 2nd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 12th in the league. The Aces are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.2, and their defensive rating of 94 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 82.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 22% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle
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