Las Vegas Aces at Dallas Wings WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/17/2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
College Park Center
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The Las Vegas Aces travel to College Park Center to play the Dallas Wings on Friday, August 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 3.5 point favorites.
The Aces head into this matchup with a mark of 14-17. They are 6th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of -2.0 as they average 81.4 points per contest while giving up 83.5 per game. The Wings have a record of 14-18. They are 7th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 1.7 as they average 86.6 points per game while giving up 84.9 per contest.
Valuable Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Las Vegas Aces are 15-16 against the spread
The Las Vegas Aces are 15-15-1 against the over/under
Important Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Dallas Wings are 17-14-1 against the spread
The Dallas Wings are 18-13-1 against the over/under
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
06/12/18 C Isabelle Harrison Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
08/15/18 F Glory Johnson Neck left last game, is "?" Friday vs Las Vegas Aces
06/12/18 G Karima Christmas-Kelly Knee is out for season
A'ja Wilson comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Aces. She pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 45% while her free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Kayla McBride averages 18.6 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Las Vegas. Her field goal percentage is 46% for the year while her free throw percentage is 92%.
Skylar Diggins-Smith averages 18.2 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Wings. She grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Liz Cambage averages 22.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 9.7 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 59% and her free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas averages 81.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 12.1 per game. The Aces allow 83.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 19.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 3rd in the league with 86.6 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.7. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 18.1. The Wings are 3rd in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Wings surrender 84.9 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 19.3 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 32.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wings are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game this season.
The Aces are 7th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 103.6, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 7th. 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. Las Vegas is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 3rd in the league.
Dallas is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 9th in the WNBA. The Wings are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 4th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 79.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 7th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas -3.5
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