The 2020 WNBA Finals are set to begin on Friday, and the No. 1 seed Las Vegas Aces face the No. 2 seed Seattle Storm. Both teams finished with an 18-4 record in the Western Conference and will duke it out in a best-of-five series for a championship.
Game 1 is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. ET and will be aired on ESPN2. The series could last as late as October 11th if it takes five games to determine a victor. Games will be aired on ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC. They can also be streamed on the WatchESPN app.
While the Aces are lead by 2020 MVP A’ja Wilson, they enter the WNBA Finals as underdogs on DraftKings Sportsbook. Seattle is -230 on the money line for Game 1 while Las Vegas is +180. The Storm are 5.5-point favorites and the game is expected to be a shootout between two of the better offensive teams in the league. The over/under for total points is set at 164.5.
The Aces were forced to five games against the Connecticut Sun in their first series of the postseason and could have their hands full against a Storm team that swept the Minnesota Lynx to reach advance to clench a spot on the final stage.
Both sides have bigs capable of stuffing the stat sheet. Wilson is averaging 21.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game in the playoffs. Seattle’s Breanna Stewart has the edge in points 23 and rebounds 12.5 per game in the playoffs, but is behind Wilson with 2 blocks per game. Steward has experience on her side and isn’t far removed from winning regular season WNBA MVP and a WNBA Finals MVP in 2018. Las Vegas will be looking to rally behind their star to win its first WNBA championship while Seattle is chasing a fourth title.
Below is a full rundown of the Aces-Storm series and how to watch it.
Aces vs. Storms series info
Game 1: Friday, October 2, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN 2/WatchESPN
Game 2: Sunday, October 4, 3 p.m. ET, ABC/WatchESPN
Game 3: Tuesday, October 6, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN
Game 4: Thursday, October 8, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN 2/WatchESPN
Game 5: Sunday, October 11, 3 p.m. ET, ABC/WatchESPN