Atlanta Dream at Las Vegas Aces WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/19/2018
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Mandalay Bay Event Center
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Mandalay Bay Event Center is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Dream and the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday, August 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 3 point favorites.
The Dream have a record of 22-11. They are 1st in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 1.9 as they average 81.5 points per game while giving up 79.6 per contest. The Aces have a record of 14-18. They are 7th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of -2.1 as they average 82.1 points per game while giving up 84.2 per contest.
Valuable Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Atlanta Dream are 21-11-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Dream are 14-19 against the over/under
Important Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Las Vegas Aces are 16-16 against the spread
The Las Vegas Aces are 16-15-1 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
08/09/18 F Angel McCoughtry Knee is out for season
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
06/12/18 C Isabelle Harrison Suspension is out indefinitely
Tiffany Hayes comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Dream. She pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 44% while her free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Renee Montgomery averages 10.2 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.5 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 39% for the year while her free throw percentage is 88%.
A'ja Wilson averages 20.7 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 8.0 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Kayla McBride averages 18.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 81.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 12.6 per game. The Dream allow 79.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 19.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas is 6th in the league with 82.1 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 19.5. The Aces are 9th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Aces surrender 84.2 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 19.5 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per game this season.
The Dream are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 100.1, and their offensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 12th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 79.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 11th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the WNBA. Atlanta is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 12th in the WNBA.
Las Vegas is 9th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 3rd in the league. The Aces are 7th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 104.3, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 80.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 10th. As a team they are 9th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 15% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Las Vegas +3
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