Seattle Storm vs. Las Vegas Aces - 8/22/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Las Vegas Aces vs. Seattle Storm
Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 3:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Seattle Storm -4.5 -- Over/Under: 164.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Las Vegas Aces and Seattle Storm meet Saturday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Seattle Storm look for a win after winning nine of their last 10 games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 87.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 73.8 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 18.5 points and 7.3 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 13.7 points and 2.7 rebounds. Sami Whitcomb is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 4.6 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 41.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.
The Las Vegas Aces look to stay hot after winning eight of their last nine games. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 88.4 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 79.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 19.6 points and 8.3 rebounds while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 15.4 points and 4.8 rebounds. Dearica Hamby is the third double-digit scorer and Kayla McBride is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game.
The Storm are 34-16-2 ATS in their last 52 games as a favorite, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Aces are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog, 10-1 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Storm last 5 overall. The over is 5-1-2 in Aces last 8 Saturday games. The Storm are 27-13-1 ATS in the last 41 meetings.
These are two of the hotter teams in the league, but the Seattle Storm get the clear edge based on depth and defensive effort. While the Storm are beating teams into the ground, Las Vegas has the ability to allow teams to hang around with a back and forth style. Do that against the Storm and you lose big. I'll lay the chalk with the Storm.