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Storm vs. Aces Prediction and Odds for WNBA Semifinals Game 2 (Expect Early Scoring from Both Seattle and Vegas)

Ben Heisler
Seattle Storm F Breanna Stewart has won 13 straight playoff games in her career for the Storm; going 15-4 over her entire career.
Seattle Storm F Breanna Stewart has won 13 straight playoff games in her career for the Storm; going 15-4 over her entire career. / WNBA Media
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When Breanna Stewart is on the floor for the Seattle Storm, they can't lose in the postseason.

Following their two-game sweep of the Washington Mystics, the team tweeted out that Seattle has won 12 consecutive postseason games where Stewart has played. Following the Storm's 76-73 upset win in Game 1 over the Las Vegas Aces, that number is now at 13 straight victories.

The Aces were held to a season low 15 points at home in the first quarter on Sunday, going down by 11 in the early going. While they eventually took the lead late in the third quarter, their comeback efforts gassed them the rest of the way.

Over at FanDuel Sportsbook, the Storm are now favorites to win the series at -114 following their road win. Should bettors expect another upset in Game 2?

Here are the latest odds for Game 2 in Las Vegas over at WynnBET Sportsbook:

Seattle Storm vs. Las Vegas Aces Odds, Spread and Total

Spread:

  • Storm +6 (-110)
  • Aces -6 (-110)

Moneyline:

  • Storm +200
  • Aces -250

Total:

  • 169.5 (OVER -110 | UNDER -110)

Seattle Storm vs. Las Vegas Aces Prediction and Pick

You guys aren't going to believe this, but I'm going back to the first quarter well that's been great for us this postseason; going 12-5 ATS in the postseason.

The Storm have taken their offense to a whole new gear in the month of August, especially early on. Their first quarter road offensive rating in the regular season was an absurd 151.6; more than 34 points higher than the second-best team during that stretch. In the postseason, the offense has remained hot; tied for the best offensive rating with the Aces during the playoffs.

Meanwhile, the Aces aren't going to be held to 15 points in the first quarter again. The last time they were held to 15 or less in the first quarter at home was more than a year ago in mid-August to the Washington Mystics.

Even at a season low in first quarter points, the OVER in the previous game only missed by a point or so, depending on which book you placed your wager at. I'll back some positive regression to the mean for Las Vegas, hitting on more open shots as both teams play at a frenetic pace in the first quarter.

PICK: 1Q OVER 43 (-110)


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