Las Vegas Aces vs New York Liberty WNBA Picks and Tips 6/9/2019
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Westchester County Center
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Kia Nurse and the New York Liberty (0-4, 6th in the Eastern Conference) host the Las Vegas Aces (2-2, 3rd in the Western Conference) at Westchester County Center on Sunday, June 9, 2019.
The Aces have been a less than ideal choice for bettors, having gone 2-2 ATS. The Liberty are covering the spread 33.3% of the time, going 1-2 against the spread.
Valuable Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Aces have been an awful Over pick for over/under basketball bettors, having gone 1-3.
The Aces are covering the spread 50.0% of the time on the road, having gone 1-1 ATS.
Important New York Liberty Betting Trends
New York is covering the spread 0% of the time at Westchester County Center, going 0-1 against the spread.
The Liberty have been a rough Under pick for over/under basketball bettors, having gone 3-1.
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New York Liberty Injuries
05/24/19 C Kiah Stokes Personal is out indefinitely
Kayla McBride comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Aces. She pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 52% while her free throw percentage is currently at 89%. A'ja Wilson averages 15.5 points per game in 29.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.5 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Las Vegas. Her field goal percentage is 47% for the year while her free throw percentage is 63%.
Kia Nurse averages 11.0 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 1.3 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Tina Charles averages 23.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 9.8 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas averages 83.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.3 per game. The Aces allow 76.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 18.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 6th in the league with 78.8 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -7.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 38.5 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 16.0. The Liberty are 4th in turnovers per game with 16.3. The Liberty surrender 86.3 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 17.8 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 10.8 per game this season.
The Aces are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 91.3, and their offensive rating of 99.7 is ranked 12th. They are 1st in the WNBA in pace with 83.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 6th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 20% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the WNBA. Las Vegas is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 10th in the WNBA.
New York is 5th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 5th in the league. The Liberty are 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.4, and their defensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 79.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 8th. As a team they are 8th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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