Date/Time: 07-23-2018 22:00 EDT
Spread: Las Vegas Aces -6.5
In this all-Western showdown between the top-two teams of the conference, the Seattle Storm, looking to extend their current winning streak, are visiting the Las Vegas Aces, who are tied with the Mystics on the top of the league and want to turn their latest victory into a streak.
The Storm are 12-8 (11-8-1 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on the 2nd place of the West. They have won their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against the Aces at home, 69-66. The Aces are 12-6 (6-12 against the spread) so far in the league and and sitting on top of the West. They are 6-1 in their last 7 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against the Lynx, 79-74.
Top Basketball BookmakersSeattle are led in scoring by Natasha Howard with 18.4 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounding with 8.2 per game, while Jewel Lloyd follows with 14.5 ppg. Jordin Canada adds 10.4 ppg, 3.1 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 5.2 per game. Las Vegas are led in scoring by Liz Cambage with 15.9 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounding with 8.3 per game, while A’ja Wilson follows with 15.8 ppg, adding 6.6 rebounds per game. Kayla McBride adds 15.4 ppg and 4.4 rebounds per game.
This will be the 3rd meeting between those two teams so far this season with each one having won at home. The Storm won with a 69-66 score and the Aces 60-56. Las Vegas have a 7-2 home record, while Seattle have a 4-5 road record. Las Vegas have the third-best offense in the league with 81.6 ppg to Seattle’s 75.6, while Seattle have a better defense, allowing 73.1 ppg to Las Vegas’ 76.1. Las Vegas have a better accuracy both from the field (43.5% to 41.6%) and from behind the arc (36.2% to 33.7%). Both squads are equal in turnovers committed (14.9 each), while Las Vegas are better both in assists (20.6 to 17.4) and rebounding (38 to 32.9). Las Vegas are very strong at home and expect them to get away with an easy win by more than 7 points today.
Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction: Las Vegas Aces -6.5 (-109)