Connecticut Sun vs Las Vegas Aces Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 8/11/2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Mandalay Bay Events Center
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Jasmine Thomas and the Connecticut Sun (16-6, 1st in the Eastern Conference) go to Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Las Vegas Aces (15-8, 1st in the Western Conference).
The Sun have been hot and cold for WNBA wagerers, having gone 10-12 ATS. Las Vegas is covering 40.9% of the time, going 9-13 against the spread.
Valuable Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Sun have been a great Under option for O/U wagerers, having gone 9-13.
Connecticut is covering 30.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 3-7 ATS.
Important Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Aces are covering the spread 36.4% of the time at Mandalay Bay Events Center, going 4-7 against the spread.
The Aces have been a great Under option for O/U wagerers, having gone 7-14.
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
06/26/19 G Layshia Clarendon Ankle is out 3-4 months
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
07/21/19 C A'ja Wilson Ankle is out indefinitely
Jasmine Thomas comes into this contest averaging 11.7 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Jonquel Jones averages 15.8 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.5 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 45% for the year while her free throw percentage is 78%.
Liz Cambage averages 15.0 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Kayla McBride averages 15.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 79.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.0 per game. The Sun allow 74.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas is 3rd in the league with 80.8 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 6.6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 39.3 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 20.8. The Aces are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Aces surrender 74.2 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 18.0 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season.
The Sun are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 96, and their offensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 11th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 78 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 7th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the WNBA. Connecticut is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 7th in the WNBA.
Las Vegas is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 12th in the WNBA. The Aces are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 91, and their offensive rating of 99.1 is ranked 12th. They are 1st in the WNBA in pace with 81.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 6th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% 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?
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut
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