Phoenix Mercury at Las Vegas Aces WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/1/2018
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Mandalay Bay Event Center
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The Phoenix Mercury travel to Mandalay Bay Event Center to play the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Las Vegas as 1.5 point favorites.
The Mercury have a record of 15-11. They are 5th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 1.8 as they average 83.4 points per game while giving up 81.6 per contest. The Aces have a record of 12-13. They are 7th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of -1.6 as they average 83.0 points per game while giving up 84.6 per contest.
Valuable Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Phoenix Mercury are 15-11 against the spread
The Phoenix Mercury are 13-13 against the over/under
Important Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Las Vegas Aces are 14-11 against the spread
The Las Vegas Aces are 12-13 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
07/25/18 G Diana Taurasi Suspension Served is probable Tuesday vs Seattle Storm
07/25/18 G Leilani Mitchell Personal is "?" Tuesday vs Seattle Storm
07/03/18 F Sancho Lyttle ACL is out for season
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
06/12/18 C Isabelle Harrison Suspension is out indefinitely
Brittney Griner comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Mercury. She pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 53% while her free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Diana Taurasi averages 20.3 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.8 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 45% for the year while her free throw percentage is 94%.
A'ja Wilson averages 20.0 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Kayla McBride averages 19.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 83.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 31.8 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.2 per game. The Mercury allow 81.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 16.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas is 6th in the league with 83.0 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 20.0. The Aces are 9th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Aces surrender 84.6 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 20.0 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 35.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game this season.
The Mercury are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 77.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Phoenix is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 11th in the league.
Las Vegas is 9th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 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 5th in the league. The Aces are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 102.2, and their defensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 80.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 10th. As a team they are 10th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 15% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? WNBA game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Phoenix -1.5 and under 174 points
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