Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction, 10/2/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
Odds/Point Spread: Aces (+4.5)
A'ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces (18-4, 1st in the Western Conference) play the Seattle Storm (18-4, 2nd in the Western Conference) at IMG Academy on Friday. The spread on this matchup has Seattle as 4.5 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 164.5.
Breanna Stewart comes into this game averaging 19.7 points per contest while being on the court 30.4 minutes per night so far this year for the Storm. She grabs 8.3 rebounds per contest and hands out 3.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 45% while her free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Jewell Loyd averages 15.5 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.2 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 44% for the year while her free throw percentage is 88%.
A'ja Wilson averages 20.5 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Angel McCoughtry averages 14.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 20.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 52% and her free throw percentage is 88%.
Seattle averages 87.5 points per game this season, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They average 34.4 rebounds per contest and 21.9 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.2 per game. The Storm allow 76.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 17.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Las Vegas is 1st in the league with 88.7 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 8.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 20.7. The Aces are 10th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Aces surrender 80.1 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 19.3 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season.
The Storm are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 95.9, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 12th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 79.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 3rd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the WNBA. Seattle is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 12th in the WNBA.
Las Vegas is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 10th in the WNBA. The Aces are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 99, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 11th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 81 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 6th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 17% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle (-4.5)
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