Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces Preview & Prediction for June 19 | 2024 WNBA Regular Season

Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces: Game details, preview, prediction and more [photo: Storm IG, Aces IG]
Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces: Game details, preview, prediction and more [photo: Storm IG, Aces IG]

The Seattle Storm will face the Las Vegas Aces for the first time this season in the WNBA. Seattle is coming off an 87-78 loss to the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday but it is 8-2 in its last 10 games. After ending with one of the worst records in the league last year, the Storm will be raring to test their mettle against Las Vegas.

The two-time defending champs are a highly-touted team but they are struggling. Becky Hammon’s squad holds a 6-6 record, including 1-5 in their last six games. The Aces’ defense will have to answer the bell to stay above .500 in their win-loss slate.

Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces: Preview, starting lineup and prediction

Michelob ULTRA Arena will host the first head-to-head showdown of the season between the Seattle Storm and Las Vegas Aces. Silver State Sports & Entertainment Network, FOX 13+ and Amazon Prime Video - Seattle will cover the game locally. Basketball fans can also stream the action by subscribing to the WNBA League Pass.

Moneyline: Storm (+210) vs. Aces (-260)

Spread: Storm (+6.0) vs. Aces (-6.0)

Total (O/U): Storm (o170.5 -110) vs. Aces (u170.5 -110)

Editor’s Note: The odds could change closer to the game. The odds listed were as per available information at the time of writing.

Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces: Game Preview:

The Seattle Storm defense has been one of the biggest surprises this season in the WNBA. After last year’s performance, they have stepped up on that end. They will need to be on top of their game when they try to beat the star-studded Aces.

While defense has been the Storm’s calling card this year, the opposite can be said of the Aces. The defending champs are not executing with the same precision and edge this year. They are 10th in the WNBA in defensive rating with 104.2. Only the Dallas Wings and the Indiana Fever are worse than them in that category.

Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces: Starting lineups, subs and rotations

F - Nneka Ogwumike, C - Ezi Magbegor, G - Skylar Diggins-Smith, G - Jewell Loyd and G - Victoria Vivians will start for the Seattle Storm.

Jordan Horston has carved a role as the first to come off the bench for the Storm. She will likely get that part again versus the Aces.

F - Alysha Clark, C - A’ja Wilson, C - Kiah Stokes, G - Kelsey Plum and G - Jackie Young will open the game for the Las Vegas Aces.

Tiffany Hayes or Sydney Colson will likely be the first reserve to have a shot of joining the starters.

Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces: Prediction

The Aces have been in a funk since the start of June. Their once ferocious defense has all but disappeared during their 2-5 stretch this month. And yet, it’s tough to bet against them particularly when playing at home.

The Storm have nothing to lose and will push the Aces. Las Vegas, though, doesn’t want to fall below .500 for the first time in two years. A’ja Wilson and Co. will step up to defend their home court and likely win against the spread.

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Edited by Michael Macasero
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