Las Vegas Aces vs Connecticut Sun WNBA Picks Against the Spread 8/23/2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
Mohegan Sun Arena
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Jasmine Thomas and the Connecticut Sun (19-8, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) host the Las Vegas Aces (19-9, 1st in the Western Conference) at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, August 23, 2019.
The Aces have been lousy for wagerers, having gone 11-16 ATS. The Sun are covering the spread 44.4% of the time, going 12-15 against the spread.
Valuable Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Aces have been a decent Under choice for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 12-14.
Las Vegas is covering 41.7% of the time away from home, having gone 5-7 ATS.
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Sun are covering the spread 30.8% of the time at Mohegan Sun Arena, going 4-9 against the spread.
The Sun have been an excellent Under choice for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 11-16.
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
08/22/19 G Rachel Banham Ankle is questionable Friday vs Las Vegas Aces
06/26/19 G Layshia Clarendon Ankle is OUT 3-4 months
Liz Cambage comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 25.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Aces. She pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 50% while her free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Kayla McBride averages 14.6 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Las Vegas. Her field goal percentage is 44% for the year while her free throw percentage is 91%.
Jasmine Thomas averages 11.8 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Courtney Williams averages 12.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas averages 82.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 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 league. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14.6 per game. The Aces allow 76.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 18.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 5th in the league with 78.6 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 3.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 18.9. The Sun are 8th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Sun surrender 75.6 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 19.0 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season.
The Aces are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.7, and their defensive rating of 94.3 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 80.8 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 21% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Las Vegas is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 12th in the league.
Connecticut is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 6th in the WNBA. The Sun are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 96.8, and their offensive rating of 100.6 is ranked 11th. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 78.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 8th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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