New York Liberty at Las Vegas Aces WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/15/2018
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Mandalay Bay Event Center
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Mandalay Bay Event Center is the site of the matchup between the New York Liberty and the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Las Vegas as 11 point favorites.
The Liberty have a record of 7-23. They are 5th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -6.8 as they average 78.0 points per game while giving up 84.8 per contest. The Aces have a record of 13-18. They are 7th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of -2.5 as they average 81.3 points per game while giving up 83.8 per contest.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The New York Liberty are 11-19 against the spread
The New York Liberty are 18-12 against the over/under
Important Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Las Vegas Aces are 15-15 against the spread
The Las Vegas Aces are 15-14-1 against the over/under
Key New York Liberty Injuries
08/13/18 C Amanda Zahui B Hip is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs LA Sparks
08/13/18 G Epiphanny Prince Knee is doubtful Tuesday vs LA Sparks
08/13/18 G Marissa Coleman Ankle is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs LA Sparks
08/13/18 G Shavonte Zellous Ankle is doubtful Tuesday vs LA Sparks
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
06/12/18 C Isabelle Harrison Suspension is out indefinitely
Tina Charles comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Bria Hartley averages 8.4 points per game in 23.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.8 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 39% for the year while her free throw percentage is 72%.
A'ja Wilson averages 20.3 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Kayla McBride averages 18.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 78.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 34.0 rebounds per game and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 14.1 per game. The Liberty allow 84.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 19.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas is 7th in the league with 81.3 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 19.3. The Aces are 9th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Aces surrender 83.8 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 8th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 19.5 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game this season.
The Liberty are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.4, and their defensive rating of 108 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 77.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. New York is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 6th in the league.
Las Vegas is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 3rd in the WNBA. The Aces are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 106.5, and their offensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 5th. They are 1st in the WNBA in pace with 81 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 11th. 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.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York -11
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