Las Vegas Aces vs. Seattle Storm Prediction and Picks - July 10, 2024

Author: Kevin V. Last Updated: July 10, 2024 Game Start: 3:00pm EST

The Las Vegas Aces (13-7, 5th) pay a visit to the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday to play against the Seattle Storm (14-7, 4th). Las Vegas is 13-7 and fifth in the league standings, 3 ½ games behind first place. The Aces defeated the Dallas Wings 104-85 on Sunday and have won seven of the last eight. Seattle is 14-7 and 4th in the league standings, three games behind first place. Seattle defeated the Chicago Sky 84-71 on Sunday and the Storm have won five of the last six. Las Vegas will play without Elizabeth Kittley and Kiah Stokes. Seattle will play without Mackenzie Holmes.

Let's get into your favorite WNBA picks for tonight's matchup

Las Vegas is the best on offense, but must tighten its defense

The Las Vegas Aces are scoring an average of 89.4 (1st) points per game, while shooting 45.5% (1st) overall and 35.4% (3rd) from 3-point land. Las Vegas is shooting 83.8% from the free-throw line which is first. A’ja Wilson is leading Las Vegas in scoring with an average of 27.0 points per game and Kelsey Plum is second with an average of 19.2 points per game. Jackie Young is the leader in assists with an average of 5.7 dishes per contest. Las Vegas has three players that average double figures in scoring.

 

On defense, Las Vegas is allowing an average of 83.7 (8th) points per game, while holding opponents to 43.2% (6th) shooting overall and 37.4% (12th) shooting from three-point land. The Aces average 6.4 offensive and 29.3 defensive rebounds per game for a total of 35.7 boards per contest led by Wilson with an average of 10.9 rebounds per game. Wilson is averaging a team-best 1.8 steals per game and is the team’s rim protector with a team-high 2.7 blocked shots per game.

Seattle is playing well at both ends of the court

Seattle is scoring an average of 84.1 (3rd) points per game, while shooting 43.5% (7th) overall and 30.1% (12th) from 3-point land. Seattle is shooting 82.7% from the free throw line which is third best. Jewell Loyd is the leading scorer for Seattle with an average of 19.9 points per game, while Nneka Ogwumike is the second leading scorer with an average of 17.5 points per game. Seattle has four players averaging double figures in scoring. Skylar Diggins-Smith is the leader in assists with an average of 6.3 dishes per contest.

On defense, Seattle is allowing the average of 78.1 (4th) points per game, while holding opponents to 42.2% (2nd) shooting overall and 32.6% (4th) shooting from 3-point land. Seattle averages 9.3 offensive and 26.5 defensive rebounds per game for an average of 35.8 boards per contest led by Ezi Magbegor with an average of 9.0 rebounds per game. Ogwumike is the leader in steals with an average of 1.8 per game and Magbegor is the rim protector with an average of 2.6 blocked shots per game.

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Best Bets for Las Vegas Aces vs. Seattle Storm

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Las Vegas has the best offense in the WNBA averaging a league-high 89.4 points per game while having the best field goal shooting percentage, but the Aces are allowing an average of 83.7 points per game which is just 8th and are giving up the highest 3-point shooting percentage in the league at 37.4%. Seattle averages 84.1 points per game and has the fourth-best defense allowing just 78.1 points per game. The Storm holds opponents to 42.2% shooting which is second lowest in the WNBA. Seattle has covered the number in five of its last 6. Las Vegas covered the number last time these two played but was at home and on the road the Aces have failed to cover the number in three of the last four.

Prediction: Seattle Storm to cover

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Both offenses are well above average as Las Vegas is first in the WNBA in scoring and Seattle is third. On June 19, the two combined to score 177 points which finished over the closing line of 173 points. The total has finished over in each of the last three for Las Vegas. Las Vegas is first in field goal shooting percentage and 3rd in three-point shooting percentage, while allowing opponents to shoot the highest three-point shooting percentage in the WNBA.

Prediction: OVER

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