Atlanta Dream vs Las Vegas Aces Expert WNBA Picks 8/13/2019
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Mandalay Bay Events Center
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Mandalay Bay Events Center is the site where Kayla McBride and the Las Vegas Aces (15-9, 2nd in the Western Conference) will play the Atlanta Dream (5-19, 6th in the Eastern Conference) on Tuesday.
The Dream have been a bad option for wagerers, having gone 10-14 ATS. Las Vegas is covering 41.7% of the time, going 10-14 against the spread.
Valuable Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Dream have been an awful Over choice for O/U basketball wagerers, having gone 10-13.
The Dream cover 54.5% of the time as the road team, having gone 6-5 ATS.
Important Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Aces cover 36.4% of the time at Mandalay Bay Events Center, going 4-7 against the spread.
The Aces have been an awful Over choice for O/U basketball wagerers, having gone 9-14.
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
05/10/19 F Angel McCoughtry Knee is out indefinitely
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
07/21/19 C A'ja Wilson Ankle is out indefinitely
Brittney Sykes comes into this game averaging 10.7 points per contest while being on the court 26.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Dream. She grabs 4.8 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 36% while her free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Tiffany Hayes averages 14.0 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.0 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 41% for the year while her free throw percentage is 76%.
Kayla McBride averages 14.5 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Liz Cambage averages 15.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 24.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.0 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 70.0 points per game this season, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.8 and their shooting percentage is 37% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They average 36.4 rebounds per contest and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.9 per game. The Dream allow 78.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.0 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 19.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas is 3rd in the league with 80.5 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 38.8 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 20.8. The Aces are 3rd in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Aces surrender 75.8 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 18.5 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season.
The Dream are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 90.4, and their defensive rating of 101.8 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 77 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 41% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 46% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Atlanta is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 8th in the league.
Las Vegas is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 12th in the WNBA. The Aces are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 93.2, and their offensive rating of 99 is ranked 12th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 80.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 7th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 22% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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