Las Vegas Aces vs Chicago Sky Expert WNBA Picks 8/18/2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Kayla McBride and the Las Vegas Aces (17-9, 1st in the Western Conference) go to Wintrust Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Chicago Sky (15-10, 3rd in the Eastern Conference).
The Aces have been an awful option for wagerers, having gone 10-15 ATS. Chicago covers the spread 70.8% of the time, going 17-7 against the spread.
Valuable Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Aces have been a strong Under bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 10-14.
The Aces are covering the spread 36.4% of the time as the visitor, having gone 4-7 ATS.
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
Chicago covers the spread 72.7% of the time at Wintrust Arena, going 8-3 against the spread.
The Sky have been a rough Under bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 14-10.
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
07/21/19 C A'ja Wilson Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
08/16/19 G Courtney Vandersloot Illness is upgraded to probable Friday vs LA Sparks
08/13/19 F/C Jantel Lavender Foot is out for season
08/12/19 G Jamierra Faulkner Concussion is questionable Friday vs LA Sparks
Kayla McBride comes into this game averaging 14.9 points per contest while being on the court 29.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Aces. She grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 45% while her free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Liz Cambage averages 15.8 points per game in 25.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.3 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Las Vegas. Her field goal percentage is 49% for the year while her free throw percentage is 76%.
Diamond DeShields averages 14.8 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Allie Quigley averages 14.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas averages 81.3 points per game this season, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They average 39.0 rebounds per contest and 21.0 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 14.8 per game. The Aces allow 76.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 18.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 2nd in the league with 82.3 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 36.0 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 21.4. The Sky are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Sky surrender 80.9 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 19.0 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Aces are 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.2, and their defensive rating of 94.2 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 80.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 6th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 22% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Las Vegas is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 12th in the league.
Chicago is 4th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 11th in the league. The Sky are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.3, and their defensive rating of 99.6 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 81.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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