Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction, 5/8/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, NV
The Seattle Storm (21-11 last year) head to Michelob ULTRA Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Las Vegas Aces (24-8 last season).
The Seattle Storm faced the Phoenix Mercury and took home the win by a score of 94-85 in their last contest. Seattle walked away from the contest having earned a 53.8% FG percentage (35 of 65) and knocked down 11 out of their 22 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Storm made 13 of 14 attempts for a rate of 92.9%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled 26 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 27 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. With respect to the defense, Seattle allowed the other team to shoot 46.9% from the field on 30 of 64 shooting. Phoenix totaled 13 dimes and had 7 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, Phoenix had 32 rebounds (13 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Phoenix finished the game shooting 90.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 18 of their 20 attempts. They made 7 of 24 shots from beyond the arc.
Brittney Griner is one player who was a factor for this game. She left the arena with 23 points on 11 out of 17 shooting. She played for 41 mins played and snagged 16 boards. Griner finished the contest at 64.7% from the field and recorded 4 assists.
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Seattle enters this matchup after finishing with a mark of 21-11 last year. The Storm hit on 38.0% on shots from beyond the arc (275 of 724) and 83.9% from the charity stripe. They averaged 84.8 points per outing (2nd in the league) while hitting 45.0% from the field. They turned the ball over 12.3 times per contest and as a unit committed 15.5 fouls per game. As a group, Seattle snagged 35.6 boards per contest and tallied 681 assists last season, which was 2nd in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Storm were able to force their opponents into 12.9 turnovers per contest and they drew 17.1 fouls. They were ranked 8th in the WNBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 622 conceded last year. The Storm allowed a FG percentage of 43.1% (969 of 2,246) and they surrendered 34.9 rebounds per game as a group. They surrendered 34.0% on 3-point attempts and they ranked 6th in the league in points per game allowed (80.4).
In their last game, the Las Vegas Aces took home the win by a final score of 84-83 against the Phoenix Mercury. The Aces were able to corral 27 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 33 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 8 times, while getting 6 steals in this matchup. The Mercury earned 13 fouls for this game which took the Aces to the free throw line for a total of 15 tries. They were able to convert 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 93.3%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, Las Vegas buried 6 out of their 17 attempts (35.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Aces went 32 for 69 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.4%. The Aces allowed the Mercury to make 31 of 69 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 44.9% in the game. They finished shooting 46.7% from distance by going 14 out of 30 and ended up going 7 of 10 at the charity stripe (70.0%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Las Vegas permitted Phoenix to get 33 overall (7 offensive).
Brittney Griner ended up being a major contributor for the Aces in this contest. She knocked down 11 out of 18 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 61.1%, and accumulated 9 rebounds. Griner earned 28 points in her 38 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to notch an assist.
Las Vegas had a mark of 24-8 last year. In terms of offensive execution, the Aces connected on 47.2% from the floor, which ranked them 1st in the league. Las Vegas scored 2,856 points throughout last year (89.3 per contest) and they pulled down 38.6 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists was at 20.8 times per game (3rd in the WNBA) and they coughed up possession 11.6 times per game. The Aces committed 14.2 fouls per contest and they connected on 81.9% from the free throw line. The Aces on the defensive end were ranked 5th in the league in points given up per game with 80.2. They surrendered 19.4 dimes and 34.9 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 7th and 7th in those categories. The Las Vegas defense surrendered 30.6% from downtown (232 of 759) and their opponents made 81.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They forced 11.4 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 41.5% from the floor (2nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle
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