Storm vs. Aces Prediction and Odds for WNBA Playoff Semifinals Game 1 (Never Count out Breanna Stewart)

Breanna Stewart dropped 21 points in an elimination win over the Mystics in Round 1
Breanna Stewart dropped 21 points in an elimination win over the Mystics in Round 1 / Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Aces won three of four regular season matchups against the Seattle Storm and hope for similar success in the WNBA Playoff Semifinals.

Vegas decimated Phoenix in Round 1, winning both games by a combined score of 196-143. Chelsea Gray dropped 27 points in the second matchup, and the Aces are clear favorites to advance.

Don't count out Breanna Stewart and the Storm though. Stewart had 21 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists in Game 2 against the Washington Mystics, and the Storm's offense looks deadly.

Can Seattle pull off an upset or will Las Vegas keep rolling?

Let's check out the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook before jumping into this Storm vs Aces matchup:

Storm vs Aces Odds, Spread and Total


  • Storm +5.0 (-110)
  • Aces -5.0 (-110)


  • Storm: +200
  • Aces: -250


  • 170.0 (Over -110/Under -110)

Storm vs Aces Prediction and Pick

For as long as I can remember, Breanna Stewart has been winning championships. Her Wikipedia page is downright insane. A few highlights:

  • 4x NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • 3x USA Basketball Athlete of the Year
  • Olympics Basketball Tournament MVP
  • EuroLeague Champion
  • 2x WNBA Finals MVP
  • 2x WNBA Champion
  • 2x WNBA MVP
  • FIBA World Cup MVP

And that's not even the full list! Simply put, Breanna Stewart is one of the best basketball players we've ever seen at any level.

Stewart is the reason I don't feel comfortable fading Seattle, even though the Aces look dominant. If the Storm have any chance at winning this series, it'll need a statement game early on. I think we get Seattle's best effort in Game 1, and I'll back the Storm at +5 to keep things close and turn this into a competitive series.

Pick: Storm +5.0 (-110)

Follow all of Joe Summers' betting picks here.