Las Vegas Aces vs Seattle Storm Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/27/2020
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs Seattle Storm
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
Kayla McBride and the Las Vegas Aces (11-3, 2nd in the Western Conference) are headed to IMG Academy on Thursday where they'll take on the Seattle Storm (12-3, 1st in the Western Conference).
Kayla McBride comes into this contest averaging 11.6 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Aces. She pulls down 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 43% while her free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Danielle Robinson averages 8.1 points per game in 21.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.1 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game for Las Vegas. Her field goal percentage is 50% for the year while her free throw percentage is 88%.
Natasha Howard averages 7.4 points per game while playing 19.2 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 50% and her free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Alysha Clark averages 9.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 54% and her free throw percentage is 82%.
Las Vegas averages 88.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.1 per game. The Aces allow 80.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 19.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Seattle is 3rd in the league with 86.7 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 12.3. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 34.4 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 21.3. The Storm are 9th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Storm surrender 74.4 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 17.1 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 36.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game this season.
The Aces are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 98.3 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 81.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 16% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Las Vegas is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 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 10th in the league.
Seattle is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 12th in the WNBA. The Storm are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 93.3, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 12th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 79.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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