Date/Time: 06-25-2018 22:00 EDT
Spread: Las Vegas Aces -7.5
In this all-Western showdown between the squads with the two best records currently in the conference, the 2nd Seattle Storm, looking to extend their current small winning streak, are visiting the 1st Las Vegas Aces, who want to turn their latest victory into a streak.
Storm are 7-4 (6-5 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on top of the Western Conference. They are 4-1 in their last 5 game4s and in their latest matchup they were victorious against the Fever at home, 65-61. Aces are 5-4 (4-5 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on the 2nd place of the Western conference. They are 3-1 in their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against the Wings at home, 86-68.
Top Basketball BookmakersSeattle are led in scoring by Natasha Howard with 19.4 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounding with 8.9 per game, while Jewel Lloyd follows with 17 ppg, adding 3.4 rebounds per game. Jordin Canada adds 9.8 ppg and leads the team in assists made with 5.3 per game. Las Vegas are led in scoring by A’ja Wilson with 15.8 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounding with 7.7 per game, while Kayla McBride follows with 15.6 ppg, adding 4.8 rebounds per game. Liz Cambage adds 14.4 ppg and 6.8 rebounds per game.
Last year Seattle led Las Vegas 2-1 wins in the regular season and they won the only game in Las Vegas by 7 points. Las Vegas have a 3-2 home record, while Seattle have a 3-4 road record. Las Vegas have the second-best offense in the league with 83.2 ppg to Seattle’s 75.3, while Seattle have a better defense, allowing 72.8 ppg to Las Vegas’ 77.3. Las Vegas have a better accuracy both from the field (44.1% to 42.9%) and from behind the arc (38.2% to 31.3%). Seattle on the other hand commit fewer turnovers per game (13.6 to 16.2), while Las Vegas are better both in rebounding (40.6 to 31.7) and in assists per game (20.8 to 16.8) and in boards grabbed). Las Vegas are the absolute favorite at home and expect them to get away with an easy win by more than 8 points.
Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction: Las Vegas Aces -7.5 (-116)