Washington Mystics vs Las Vegas Aces WNBA Game Picks 7/5/2019
Friday, July 5, 2019
Mandalay Bay Events Center
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Kayla McBride and the Las Vegas Aces (8-5, 1st in the Western Conference) play the Washington Mystics (9-3, 1st in the Eastern Conference) at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Friday, July 5, 2019.
The Mystics have been awful for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 8-4 ATS. Las Vegas is covering the spread 30.8% of the time, going 4-9 against the spread.
Valuable Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Mystics have been a strong Under play for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 5-7.
Washington is covering the spread 57.1% of the time away from home, having gone 4-3 ATS.
Important Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
Las Vegas is covering the spread 20.0% of the time at Mandalay Bay Events Center, going 1-4 against the spread.
The Aces have been a solid Under play for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 6-7.
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
Kristi Toliver comes into this game averaging 11.8 points per contest while being on the court 27.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Mystics. She grabs 2.3 rebounds per contest and hands out 5.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 48% while her free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Natasha Cloud averages 9.7 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.8 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 39% for the year while her free throw percentage is 75%.
Kayla McBride averages 14.8 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage currently is at 91%. A'ja Wilson averages 17.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 51% and her free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 86.8 points per game this season, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 13.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They average 33.7 rebounds per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 11.1 per game. The Mystics allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 15.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas is 2nd in the league with 82.7 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 21.6. The Aces are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Aces surrender 78.2 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 19.2 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 4th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game this season.
The Mystics are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 94.7 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 77.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Washington is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 10th in the league.
Las Vegas is 2nd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 12th in the league. The Aces are 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.2, and their defensive rating of 93.8 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 82.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% 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?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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