Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/22/2020
Game: Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
A'ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces (9-3, 2nd in the Western Conference) host the Seattle Storm (11-2, 1st in the Western Conference) at IMG Academy on Saturday.
Breanna Stewart comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Storm. She pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 49% while her free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Natasha Howard averages 6.3 points per game in 18.1 minutes per contest this season. She averages 0.5 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 47% for the year while her free throw percentage is 82%.
A'ja Wilson averages 19.6 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Kayla McBride averages 11.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 25.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage is 93%.
Seattle averages 87.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 13.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.5 per game. The Storm allow 73.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 16.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Las Vegas is 1st in the league with 88.4 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 8.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 19.1. The Aces are 10th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Aces surrender 79.7 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 19.0 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 31.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Storm are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 92.7, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 12th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 79.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA. Seattle is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 12th in the WNBA.
Las Vegas is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 9th in the WNBA. The Aces are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 97.6, and their offensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 10th. They are 3rd in the WNBA in pace with 81.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 16% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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