Phoenix Mercury at Las Vegas Aces WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/17/2018
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Mandalay Bay Event Center
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The Phoenix Mercury travel to Mandalay Bay Event Center to take on the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday, June 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Phoenix as 6.5 point favorites.
The Mercury head into this matchup with a mark of 8-3. They are 4th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 2.5 as they average 82.3 points per contest while giving up 79.7 per game. The Aces have an overall mark of 3-8. They are 7th in the Western Conference. They total 81.0 points per contest and give up 86.4, which is a point differential of -5.4.
Valuable Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Phoenix Mercury are 2-3 against the spread
The Phoenix Mercury are 5-1 against the over/under
Important Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Las Vegas Aces are 2-1 against the spread
The Las Vegas Aces are 6-5 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
06/12/18 C Isabelle Harrison Suspension is out indefinitely
06/08/18 F Nia Coffey Ankle is out indefinitely
05/30/18 G Moriah Jefferson Knee is out indefinitely
Diana Taurasi comes into this game averaging 19.5 points per contest while being on the court 31.4 minutes per night so far this year for the Mercury. She grabs 2.6 rebounds per contest and hands out 4.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 42% while her free throw percentage is currently at 97%. Brittney Griner averages 20.8 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.5 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 58% for the year while her free throw percentage is 80%.
Kayla McBride averages 15.0 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage currently is at 78%. A'ja Wilson averages 21.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 82.3 points per game this season, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They average 30.7 rebounds per contest and 20.6 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 12.3 per game. The Mercury allow 79.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 15.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas is 6th in the league with 81.0 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -5.4. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 19.2. The Aces are 2nd in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Aces surrender 86.4 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 6th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 19.9 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 36.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game this season.
The Mercury are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 76.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 3rd. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Phoenix is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 9th in the league.
Las Vegas is 5th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 5th in the league. The Aces are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.5, and their defensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 81.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 11th. As a team they are 10th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% 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?
Josh's Pick: Take Las Vegas +6.5
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