Washington Mystics vs Las Vegas Aces Expert WNBA Picks Against the Spread 6/20/2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Mandalay Bay Events Center
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Natasha Cloud and the Washington Mystics (5-3, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) travel to Mandalay Bay Events Center on Thursday where they'll take on the Las Vegas Aces (4-3, 1st in the Western Conference).
The Mystics have been pretty good for Vegas, having gone 4-4 ATS. Las Vegas is covering the spread 42.9% of the time, going 3-4 against the spread.
Valuable Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Mystics have been a rough Over option for over/under WNBA bettors, having gone 3-5.
The Mystics are covering the spread 25.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 1-3 ATS.
Important Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Aces are covering the spread 25.0% of the time at Mandalay Bay Events Center, going 1-3 against the spread.
The Aces have been a rough Over option for over/under WNBA bettors, having gone 1-6.
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Key Washington Mystics Injuries
06/09/19 C Emma Meesseman Personal is out indefinitely
06/09/19 G Kim Mestdagh Personal is out indefinitely
05/30/19 G Kiara Leslie Knee is out indefinitely
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
No key injuries to report
Natasha Cloud comes into this contest averaging 11.0 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per night so far this season for the Mystics. She pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Kristi Toliver averages 11.0 points per game in 26.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.5 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 45% for the year while her free throw percentage is 78%.
A'ja Wilson averages 13.4 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 8.0 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Kayla McBride averages 18.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 53% and her free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 84.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 32.6 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 11.3 per game. The Mystics allow 75.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 15.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas is 1st in the league with 84.4 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 8.3. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 42.1 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 19.6. The Aces are 2nd in turnovers per game with 16.6. The Aces surrender 76.1 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 18.3 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season.
The Mystics are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 97.6 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 76.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Washington is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 3rd in the league.
Las Vegas is 4th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 12th in the league. The Aces are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.3, and their defensive rating of 91.3 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 83.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 5th. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 21% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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