Las Vegas Aces vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 5/15/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs Seattle Storm
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, WA
The Seattle Storm (18-4 last season) host the Las Vegas Aces (18-4 last year) at Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday.
The Aces stepped onto the hardwood against the Storm and took a loss by a score of 92-59 in their last contest. Las Vegas finished the contest having earned a 34.4% field goal percentage (22 out of 64) and converted 2 of 5 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Aces buried 13 of their 18 shots for a percentage of 72.2%. Regarding rebounding, they earned 33 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 14 dimes for this game while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and having 5 steals. When discussing defense, Las Vegas allowed 47.5% from the floor on 38 of 80 shooting. Seattle distributed 11 assists and had 8 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Seattle grabbed 42 rebounds (11 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Seattle finished the game shooting 75.0% at the charity stripe by making 9 of 12 shots. They also knocked down 7 of their 26 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
A'ja Wilson is someone who was a major factor for the matchup. She ended up with 18 points on 7 of 15 shooting. She saw the court for 31:41 minutes played and also totaled 6 rebounds. Wilson ended up going 46.7% from the field and totaled 4 dimes. An additional player that was a factor in this game for the Aces was Jackie Young. She pulled down 1 rebound in her 26:12 min on the court. She ended up shooting 25.0% from the floor for the contest by going 3-of-12 (11 points). When all was said and done, Young accounted for 1 assist.
Las Vegas will enter this game after finishing with a record of 18-4 last season. They had an average of 88.7 points per contest (1st in basketball) while hitting 47.7% from the field. The Aces shot 36.8% from downtown (93 of 253) and 81.5% from the free throw line. As a squad, Las Vegas snagged 37.4 rebounds per game and racked up 456 dimes last season, which ranked 3rd in the league in terms of passing. They turned it over 12.2 times per contest and as a squad committed 15.0 personal fouls per game. Defensively, the Aces forced 13.5 turnovers per game and they drew 20.6 personal fouls. They relinquished 31.1% on three-point shots while they were 3rd in basketball in points per game allowed (80.1). The Aces defense allowed a shooting percentage of 43.1% (674 of 1,564) and they relinquished 32.8 boards per contest as a group. They were ranked 7th in the WNBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 424 surrendered last year.
In their win over Vegas, the Storm collected 31 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 42 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 6 times, while recording 8 steals for the game. The Aces were called for 21 personal fouls in this contest which got the Storm to the charity stripe for a total of 12 shots. They were able to convert 9 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. In relation to shooting from distance, Seattle converted 7 out of their 26 attempts (26.9%). When the game finished, the Storm ended up going 38 for 80 from the floor which had them shooting 47.5%. The Storm allowed the Aces to bury 22 of 64 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 34.4% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 40.0% from distance via 2 out of 5 and walked away from this one shooting 13 of 18 from the free throw line (72.2%). In reference to rebounds, Seattle allowed Las Vegas to grab 33 in all (7 on the offensive side).
Breanna Stewart ended up being important for the Storm for the contest. She made 10 of 14 in the game giving her a rate of 71.4%, and had 4 rebounds. Stewart scored 26 points in her 24:37 mins on the court, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. One more player that ended being a contributor for Seattle was Jewell Loyd. She finished this one with 4 assists in 29:50 mins on the court, and she knocked down 9 out of 18 from the field. Loyd walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field while totaling 19 points and 9 total rebounds.
Seattle had a mark of 18-4 last year. Seattle accounted for 1,926 pts throughout last season (87.5 per game) and they grabbed 34.4 boards per contest. As an offensive team, the Storm connected on 47.0% from the floor, which had them ranked 4th in basketball. The Storm committed 16.5 personal fouls per contest and they hit 81.7% from the free throw line. They dished out assists 21.9 times per contest (1st in the WNBA) and they lost possession via turnover 13.2 times per game. The Storm on defense were ranked 1st in the league in points allowed per contest with 76.0. They forced their opponents into 15.2 TO's per game and let teams shoot 40.1% from the field (1st in the league). The Seattle defense surrendered 30.6% on three-point shots (159 of 519) and their opponents knocked down 82.7% of their free throw shots. They conceded 17.9 dimes and 34.3 boards per game, which had them ranked 2nd and 7th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle
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