Aces vs Storm Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for WNBA Game on May 20 (Defending Champs Impress in Season Opener)

Aces vs Storm Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for WNBA Game on May 20 (Defending Champs Impress in Season Opener)


Opening weekend of the 2023 WNBA season continues on Saturday, May 20 with an exciting matchup between the Las Vegas Aces (0-0) and Seattle Storm (0-0).

Aces vs Storm Info

  • Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Climate Pledge Arena — Seattle, Washington
  • Coverage: ABC

The Aces open the new season on the road after a successful 2022 campaign saw them edge the Connecticut Sun, 3-1 in the WNBA Finals. Meanwhile, the Storm are looking for some revenge after being eliminated by Las Vegas in four games during last year's playoffs.

Aces vs Storm Odds & Spread

  • All WNBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: LV: (-1300) | SEA: (+730)
  • Spread: LV: -14.5 (-104) | SEA: +14.5 (-118)
  • Total: 166.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Aces enter this contest as heavy road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 166.5 points with both sides available at -110 odds.

Aces vs Storm Betting Trends

  • Las Vegas is 4-1 straight up (SU) in its last five road games.
  • Seattle is 1-5 SU in its last six games against Las Vegas.
  • Las Vegas is 4-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
  • Seattle is 1-4 ATS in its last five home games against Las Vegas.
  • The total has hit the Over in four of Las Vegas' last six games against Seattle.
  • The total has hit the Over in nine of Seattle's last 11 games.

Aces vs Storm Prediction & Pick

It's not hard to see why the Aces are massive favorites in their season-opening contest. After all, they're the defending WNBA Champions and have a stacked roster led by the dynamic duo of Kelsey Plum and A'ja Wilson, who paced Las Vegas with 20.2 and 19.5 points per game, respectively, in 2022.

The Aces also didn't break much of a sweat against the Storm last season. The two sides collided eight times between the regular season and playoffs, resulting in six wins for Las Vegas. on top of that, the Aces beat the Storm by an average of 8.3 points across the half-dozen victories.

Although the Storm are solid, the Aces are on a completely different level. Back Las Vegas to open the 2023 campaign with an all-important victory.

Final Score Prediction: Aces: 86 | Storm: 77

Aces vs Storm Best Bet

Even though I expect the Aces to win with relative ease, I don't see the 14.5-point spread being covered. While Las Vegas beat Seattle six times in 2022, none of those wins came by a margin of 15-plus points. In fact, Becky Hammon's team only beat the Storm by double digits just twice in the eight previous matchups.

Even with the Aces being 7-3 ATS in their last 10 encounters with the Storm, I just don't see today's final result being that big of a blowout.

Bet: Storm +14.5 (-118)

Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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