Las Vegas Aces at Atlanta Dream WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/7/2018
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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The Las Vegas Aces travel to McCamish Pavilion to play the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 10 point favorites.
The Aces have a record of 12-15. They are 7th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of -2.6 as they average 83.6 points per game while giving up 86.2 per contest. The Dream have a record of 18-10. They are 1st in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 1.4 as they average 79.6 points per game while giving up 78.2 per contest.
Valuable Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Las Vegas Aces are 14-13 against the spread
The Las Vegas Aces are 14-13 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Atlanta Dream are 17-10-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Dream are 10-18 against the over/under
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
06/12/18 C Isabelle Harrison Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kayla McBride comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Aces. She pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 45% while her free throw percentage is currently at 92%. A'ja Wilson averages 20.5 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.6 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Las Vegas. Her field goal percentage is 46% for the year while her free throw percentage is 78%.
Angel McCoughtry averages 16.3 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Tiffany Hayes averages 17.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas averages 83.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 12.9 per game. The Aces allow 86.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 8th in the league with 79.6 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 17.9. The Dream are 6th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Dream surrender 78.2 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.8 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 36.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The Aces are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 6th. They are 1st in the WNBA in pace with 81.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 15% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the WNBA. Las Vegas is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 4th in the WNBA.
Atlanta is 8th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 12th in the league. The Dream are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.4, and their defensive rating of 98.7 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 79.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta -10
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