Seattle Storm vs. Las Vegas Aces
August 7, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Seattle -1
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The Las Vegas Aces and Seattle Storm face off on Sunday in a WNBA showdown at Climate Pledge Arena. When these two teams faced off on June 29th it was the Storm that secured the 88-78 victory.
The Las Vegas Aces come into this game with a 22-10 record overall, but they are coming off a bad loss in the last game. The defense gave up 82 points and that led to the defeat. Two games ago, against the Washington Mystics, they were defeated 83-73. The Aces are averaging 89.8 points, while their defense is giving up 83.7 points per game. The Aces want to push the pace, but at times the defense has been an issue. The Aces offense is ranked 1st in the league, while their defense is ranked 8th in the league. The top offensive player for the Aces has been Kelsey Plum, and she is averaging 20 points while shooting 45.4 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Storm, who sit with a 20-12 record overall, and in the last game they looked good. The offense put up 89 points against the Minnesota Lynx, and they won by 12 points. The Storm are averaging 80.7 points, while their defense is giving up 76.7 points per game. The offense is ranked 7th in the league, while their defense is ranked second in the league. The top offensive player for Seattle this season has been Breanna Stewart, and she is averaging 21.5 points while shooting 46.8 percent from the field and 38.2 percent from behind the three-point line.
The Aces haven’t looked good coming into this game, and it was the Storm that were able to win by ten points in the last game against Las Vegas. Seattle scored 89 points in the last game, and they are going to run up the score in this game. The Aces will struggle against Seattle’s defense, and the Storm will cover the spread. Back Seattle against the spread.