Seattle Storm vs. Las Vegas Aces - 5/31/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Las Vegas Aces (0-3) vs. Seattle Storm (4-1)
WNBA Basketball: Thursday May 31, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Key Arena)
The Line: Seattle Storm -12.5 -- Over/Under: 162.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: LEAGUE PASS, JOETV
The Las Vegas Aces and Seattle Storm meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Key Arena.
The Las Vegas Aces are still looking for their first win of the season after a 0-3 start to the WNBA season. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 77.7 points on 38.9 percent shooting and allowing 93.7 points on 47 percent shooting. Kayla McBride is averaging 21 points and three assists while A'ja Wilson is averaging 19 points and 8.7 rebounds. Tamera Young is the third double-digit scorer and Nia Coffey is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 26.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have lost nine of their last 10 road games.
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The Seattle Storm look to keep the ball rolling while building on their four-game winning streak. The Seattle Storm are averaging 90 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 84.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Jewell Loyd is averaging 23 points and 6.2 rebounds while Breanna Stewart is averaging 21.4 points and 9.2 rebounds. Natasha Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 5.8 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 87.2 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 41.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won eight of their last 14 home games.
The Aces are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 road games. The Storm are 2-12 ATS in their last 14 Thursday games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Aces are 7-20 ATS in the last 27 meetings in Seattle, 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
These teams met a couple of days ago and combined for 203 points. Neither of these clubs have played a lick of defense up to this point, allowing a combined 178.5 points on average and giving up crazy percentages from downtown. It's been ugly. I'm not trying to take Vegas and the points on the road, but I'm not trying to take the Storm due to them not covering and not playing defense. So, I'll make the logical pick here and take the over.