Las Vegas Aces at Connecticut Sun WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/5/2018
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Mohegan Sun Arena
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Mohegan Sun Arena is the site of the matchup between the Las Vegas Aces and the Connecticut Sun on Sunday, August 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 9.5 point favorites.
The Aces have a record of 12-14. They are 7th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of -1.9 as they average 83.4 points per game while giving up 85.3 per contest. The Sun have a record of 15-12. They are 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 5.0 as they average 85.9 points per game while giving up 80.9 per contest.
Valuable Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Las Vegas Aces are 14-12 against the spread
The Las Vegas Aces are 13-13 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Connecticut Sun are 12-15 against the spread
The Connecticut Sun are 11-15-1 against the over/under
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
06/12/18 C Isabelle Harrison Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
No key injuries to report
A'ja Wilson comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Aces. She pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 45% while her free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Kayla McBride averages 19.3 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game for Las Vegas. Her field goal percentage is 46% for the year while her free throw percentage is 92%.
Jasmine Thomas averages 11.9 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Chiney Ogwumike averages 14.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 1.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 61% and her free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas averages 83.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 37.5 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 9th with 12.8 per game. The Aces allow 85.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 20.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 3rd in the league with 85.9 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 19.4. The Sun are 5th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Sun surrender 80.9 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 17.5 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 32.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Aces are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 104.9, and their offensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 6th. They are 1st in the WNBA in pace with 80.9 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 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 14% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the WNBA. Las Vegas is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 5th in the WNBA.
Connecticut is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 7th in the WNBA. The Sun are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 102.5, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 8th. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 78.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 4th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Las Vegas -9.5
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