Seattle Storm vs. Las Vegas Aces
Friday, October 2, 2020 at 7:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Las Vegas Aces +5 -- Over/Under: 164 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Seattle Storm and Las Vegas Aces meet Friday in game one of the WNBA Finals at the IMG Academy.
The Seattle Storm are coming off a sweep of the Minnesota Lynx. The Seattle Storm are averaging 89.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 78.7 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 23 points and eight rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 17.3 points and five rebounds. Sue Bird is the third double-digit scorer and Alysha Clark is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 91.1 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 42 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game.
The Las Vegas Aces are coming off a five-game series win over the Connecticut Sun. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 72.7 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 42.2 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 21.8 points and 10.4 rebounds while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 16 points and 4.4 rebounds. Danielle Robinson is the third double-digit scorer and Dearica Hamby is grabbing three rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 20 percent from beyond the arc and 84.4 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 29 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game.
The Storm are 23-11 ATS in their last 34 games as a favorite, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 playoff games as a favorite and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 Friday games. The Aces are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Storm last 8 overall. The under is 4-1 in Aces last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Las Vegas Aces are 2-0 straight up against the Storm in the bubble and have won five of the last six meetings overall, so a case can be made for the points here. However, the Aces didn't look good in their series against the Sun and a strong argument can be made they should have been on the losing end. The Seattle Storm were firing on all cylinders in three games against the Lynx and are going to be a handful here if that offense continues to shoot the way it has lately. The Storm are the best team in the league when playing to their potential and they're hard to bet against based on how these teams looked over the last week.
I'll lay the points with the Storm.