The Las Vegas Aces and Seattle Storm face off on Sunday in a WNBA showdown at the Michelob ULTRA Arena. When these two teams faced off on August 7th it was the Aces that secured the 89-81 victory.
The Aces come into this game with a 25-10 record overall, and they are coming off a win in their last game against the Chicago Sky. The offense scored 89 points and that was enough to come away with the 10-point victory. The Aces are averaging 89.9 points, while their defense is giving up 83.6 points per game. The Aces offense is ranked 1st in the league, while their defense is ranked 8th in the league. The top player for the Aces is Kelsey Plum, and she is averaging 20.1 points while shooting 45.8 percent from the field while shooting 41.9 percent from behind the three-point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Seattle Storm, who sit with a 22-13 record overall, and they are coming off another dominant win in their last game. The offense put up 96 points against the Minnesota Lynx to secure the blowout victory. Two games ago against the Chicago Sky, the Storm put up 111 points. The Storm are averaging 82 points, while their defense is giving up 77.5 points per game. The Storm’s offense is ranked 5th in the league, while their defense is ranked second. Earlier in the season, the Storm were leaning more on the defense, but the last couple of weeks it’s been more about the offense. The best player for the Storm has been Breanna Stewart, and she is averaging 21.8 points while shooting 47.4 percent from the field.
The Storm have been playing better as of late with their offense, and Las Vegas is a team that wants to push the pace whenever they can. This is a game where both teams could put up 110 points, and it wouldn’t shock me. Look for both offenses to find success here, and the over is going to cash.