Seattle Storm (2-1) vs. Las Vegas Aces (0-2)
|Date & Time||Sunday May 27, 2018, 8:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Las Vegas Aces +6.5 -- Over/Under: 156.5
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The Seattle Storm and Las Vegas Aces meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Mandalay Bay Event Center.
The Seattle Storm look for a third straight victory to get off to a solid 3-1 start to the season. The Seattle Storm are averaging 88 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 83 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Jewell Loyd is averaging 22.7 points and 6.3 rebounds while Breanna Stewart is averaging 19.7 points and 10.7 rebounds. Natasha Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing six assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 88 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won four of their last six road games.
The Las Vegas Aces look to rebound from their slow 0-2 start to the season when they play their first home game in their new digs. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 67.5 points on 32.9 percent shooting and allowing 88 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Tamera Young is averaging 18 points and 3.5 rebounds while A'ja Wilson is averaging 15 points and nine rebounds. Nia Coffey is the third double-digit scorer and Lindsay Allen is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 12.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have won four of their last five home games.
The Storm are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 Sunday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Aces are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Storm are 23-11-1 ATS in the last 35 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Las Vegas Aces don't look good in the stat column, but a lot of that has to do with the beatdown from the Sun in their season opener. Las Vegas was much better in its loss to Washington and had a chance to steal that game on the road. Now, the Aces come home for the first time and the Sin City showed with its hockey team that it's more than willing to get behind its teams. I expect a good crowd that will give these young players energy and confidence. Seattle has been really good offensively, but there's some serious defensive issues out of the gate. This is a game Las Vegas can steal. Give me the points.