Phoenix Mercury vs Las Vegas Aces WNBA Betting Tips 8/20/2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Mandalay Bay Events Center
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DeWanna Bonner and the Phoenix Mercury (13-13, 4th in the Western Conference) travel to Mandalay Bay Events Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Las Vegas Aces (18-9, 1st in the Western Conference).
The Mercury have been decent for WNBA wagerers, having gone 13-12 ATS. Las Vegas covers the spread 42.3% of the time, going 11-15 against the spread.
Valuable Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Mercury have been a bad Over option for over/under WNBA wagerers, having gone 10-16.
Phoenix covers the spread 50.0% of the time on the road, having gone 6-6 ATS.
Important Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Aces are covering 41.7% of the time at Mandalay Bay Events Center, going 5-7 against the spread.
The Aces have been a bad Over option for over/under WNBA wagerers, having gone 11-14.
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
08/18/19 C Brittney Griner Suspension is out Tuesday vs Las Vegas Aces
08/11/19 G Diana Taurasi Hamstring is out indefinitely
08/05/19 FW Alanna Smith Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/02/19 F Essence Carson Calf is out indefinitely
07/16/19 F Sancho Lyttle Knee is out indefinitely
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
No key injuries to report
DeWanna Bonner comes into this game averaging 18.8 points per contest while being on the court 34.0 minutes per night so far this year for the Mercury. She grabs 7.7 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 39% while her free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Leilani Mitchell averages 13.6 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.1 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 45% for the year while her free throw percentage is 88%.
Kayla McBride averages 14.7 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Liz Cambage averages 16.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 25.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 50% and her free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 75.8 points per game this season, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They average 32.3 rebounds per contest and 17.1 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 11.9 per game. The Mercury allow 75.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 17.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas is 3rd in the league with 82.0 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 39.1 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 20.8. The Aces are 4th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Aces surrender 76.8 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 18.7 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season.
The Mercury are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.2, and their defensive rating of 100.3 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 74.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 7th. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Phoenix is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 7th in the league.
Las Vegas is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 12th in the WNBA. The Aces are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 94.6, and their offensive rating of 101 is ranked 12th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 80.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 6th. As a unit they are 5th 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 Las Vegas
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