Seattle Storm at Las Vegas Aces 8/31/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction

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The Seattle Storm and Las Vegas Aces meet Wednesday in game 2 of the WNBA Playoffs Second Round at the Michelob ULTRA Arena. The Seattle Storm look for another upset win to take a 2-0 series lead. The Las Vegas Aces need a win to even up the series at 1-1.

The Seattle Storm are averaging 86.3 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 22.7 points and 9.3 rebounds, while Jewell Loyd is averaging 20.3 points and 2 rebounds. Gabby Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Tina Charles is dishing 1.3 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game.

The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 89.7 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Chelsea Gray is averaging 21.7 points and 2.7 rebounds, while Kelsey Plum is averaging 21.3 points and 4.3 rebounds. Jackie Young is the third double-digit scorer and A’ja Wilson is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 43.7 percent from beyond the arc and 95.3 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 23.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game.

The Storm are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Aces are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games. The over is 7-1 in Storm last 8 overall. The under is 11-5 in Aces last 16 overall. The Storm are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Las Vegas and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Seattle Storm are a talented, veteran club that knows how to win these sorts of games, so their game 1 victory isn't all that surprising. You have to give the Storm respect. With that said, the Las Vegas Aces are still the betting favorite to win the title, and they've lost back to back games just twice since June 27. The Aces didn't play anywhere close to their ability offensively in their game 1 loss, and still had their chances to win late. Assuming shots fall at even a slightly better clip, the Aces should be able to even this thing up. I'll lay the chalk with the home team.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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