Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction, 8/31/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Location: Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+6)
The Las Vegas Aces (26-10) play the Seattle Storm (22-14) at Michelob ULTRA Arena on Wednesday. Las Vegas opens this contest as 6 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 170.
The Seattle Storm faced the Las Vegas Aces and went home with a win by a final score of 76-73 in their last game. Seattle ended with a 41.3% FG percentage (31 out of 75) and buried 5 of 22 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Storm made 9 of their 11 tries for a percentage of 81.8%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they earned 37 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 23 assists in this game as well as forcing 11 turnovers and getting 6 steals. When talking about the defense, Seattle allowed the other team to go 41.2% from the field on 28 of 68 shooting. Las Vegas earned 4 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. Additionally, Las Vegas had 34 rebounds (4 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Las Vegas went 100.0% at the charity stripe by making 11 of their 11 tries. They knocked down 6 of 23 tries from beyond the arc.
Breanna Stewart is someone who was a factor for this game. She was able to score 24 points on 9 out of 17 shooting. She saw the court for 37 mins played and also snagged 6 boards. Stewart walked away from this one shooting 52.9% from the floor and earned 2 assists.
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Seattle will take the court with a win-loss mark of 22-14 so far this year. The Storm are connecting on 36.1% on shots from downtown (333 of 922) and 82.5% from the free throw line. They average 82.5 pts per game (5th in the WNBA) while hitting 44.2% from the field. They are turning it over 12.8 times per contest and as a squad they commit 15.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Seattle is collecting 33.6 boards per game and has accounted for 813 assists for the campaign, which is 2nd in the league in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Storm are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.1 personal fouls. They currently rank 7th in the WNBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 747 relinquished this season. The Storm defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.4% (518 of 578) and they concede 36.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They are conceding 32.0% on shots from distance and they are 3rd in basketball in points per game from their opponents (78.4).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Las Vegas Aces walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 76-73 when they faced the Seattle Storm. The Aces were able to corral 30 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 34 in this matchup. They also coughed it up 11 times, while getting 5 steals for the game. The Storm had 16 personal fouls in this contest which got the Aces to the charity stripe for a total of 11 shots. They were able to convert 11 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. When talking about 3-point attempts, Las Vegas made 6 out of their 23 attempts (26.1%). When all was said and done, the Aces finished shooting 28 out of 68 from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.2%. The Aces allowed the Storm to convert 31 of their 75 tries from the field which left them shooting 41.3% for the game. They finished 22.7% from 3-point land by going 5 out of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 11 at the free throw line (81.8%). When it comes to rebounding, Las Vegas permitted Seattle to get 37 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Chelsea Gray was important for the Aces in the game. She knocked down 9 out of 15 in this game for a field goal rate of 60.0%, and had 1 rebound. Gray earned 21 points in her 35 minutes on the court and had 5 dimes in this contest.
Las Vegas has a mark of 26-10 for the season. The Aces are committing 15.8 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 82.3% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 20.8 times per game (4th in the league) and they are turning it over 11.1 times per game. Las Vegas has earned 3,256 points on the season (90.4 per contest) and they pull in 35.4 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Aces are shooting 46.0% from the field, which ranks 3rd in basketball. The Aces are ranked 9th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 84.1. The Las Vegas defense surrenders 35.6% on 3-point attempts (329 of 925) and opponents are converting on 79.6% of their foul shots. They have conceded 21.0 assists and 36.2 boards on a nightly basis, which is 9th and 10th in the league. They are forcing 12.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.7% from the floor (5th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Las Vegas (-6)
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