Las Vegas Aces vs Phoenix Mercury Basketball Betting Tips 9/8/2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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Talking Stick Resort Arena is the site where Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury (15-18, 5th in the Western Conference) will take on the Las Vegas Aces (20-13, 2nd in the Western Conference) on Sunday.
The Aces have been dicey for wagerers, having gone 12-20 ATS. Phoenix is covering 51.6% of the time, going 16-15 against the spread.
Valuable Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Aces have been a solid Over option for O/U wagerers, having gone 15-16.
Las Vegas is covering 31.3% of the time as the visitor, having gone 5-11 ATS.
Important Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Mercury are covering the spread 56.3% of the time at Talking Stick Resort Arena, going 9-7 against the spread.
The Mercury have been a pretty good Under option for O/U wagerers, having gone 14-18.
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Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
09/06/19 F Tamera Young Wrist left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Phoenix Mercury
09/05/19 C Carolyn Swords Concussion missed last game, is questionable Sunday vs Phoenix Mercury
09/05/19 C Liz Cambage Foot injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Phoenix Mercury
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
09/06/19 G Diana Taurasi Hamstring left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Las Vegas Aces
08/24/19 FW Alanna Smith Ankle is out for season
Liz Cambage comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Aces. She pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 50% while her free throw percentage is currently at 75%. A'ja Wilson averages 16.4 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Las Vegas. Her field goal percentage is 47% for the year while her free throw percentage is 78%.
Brittney Griner averages 20.6 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Mercury. She grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 56% and her free throw percentage currently is at 81%. DeWanna Bonner averages 17.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas averages 81.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 39.0 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 14.2 per game. The Aces allow 78.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 19.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 9th in the league with 76.1 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -0.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 32.7 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 17.9. The Mercury are 11th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Mercury surrender 77.0 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 18.0 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 37.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mercury are 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game this season.
The Aces are 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.4, and their defensive rating of 96.4 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 46% is 8th. As a team they are 6th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% 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 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 12th in the league.
Phoenix is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 8th in the WNBA. The Mercury are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 101.4, and their offensive rating of 100.2 is ranked 5th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 75.7 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 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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