Atlanta Dream vs Las Vegas Aces Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 7/29/2020
Atlanta Dream vs Las Vegas Aces
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A'ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces play the Atlanta Dream at IMG Academy on Wednesday.
The Dream were inconsistent for Vegas oddsmakers last year, having gone 16-18 ATS. The Aces covered the spread 40.5% of the time, going 15-22 against the spread. The Aces were pretty good for Las Vegas oddsmakers as favorites, going 12-19 ATS. Atlanta covered the spread 0.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 0-5 against the spread.
Valuable Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Dream were a pretty good Over option for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 15-18.
The Dream covered the spread 58.8% of the time last year away from home, having gone 10-7 ATS.
Important Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
Las Vegas covered the spread 44.4% of the time last year at IMG Academy, going 8-10 against the spread.
The Aces were a pretty good Over option for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 19-17.
Elizabeth Williams comes into this contest after averaging 9.3 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night last season for the Dream. She pulled down 6.5 rebounds per game and dished out 1.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage was 46% while her free throw percentage was at 73%. Shekinna Stricklen averaged 9.0 points per game in 23.6 minutes per contest last season. She averaged 1.1 assists per contest and 1.9 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage was 41% for the year while her free throw percentage was 82%.
A'ja Wilson averaged 16.5 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest last year for the Aces. She grabbed 6.5 rebounds per game and had 1.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage was 48% and her free throw percentage was at 79%. Kayla McBride averaged 13.3 points per game last season and she saw the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. She also averaged 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage was 43% and her free throw percentage was 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averaged 71.2 points per contest last season, which ranked them 12th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin was -7.6 and their shooting percentage was 37% as a team, which had them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shot 29% which was good for 12th in the league. They averaged 36.1 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game, which ranked them 4th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 6th with 13.6 per game. The Dream allowed 78.9 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 9th in the league. They also allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 39.5 rebounds a game which ranked 12th and they gave up 19.2 assists per contest, which put them in 7th place in the league. They forced 12.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas was 3rd in the league with 82.2 points per game last year. They were 5th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin was 3.4. They shot 37% from 3-point range, which was good for 1st in the WNBA. They were 1st in the league in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 20.9. The Aces were 5th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Aces surrendered 78.8 points per contest, which ranked them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense allowed a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 9th with 19.3 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces were 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game last season.
The Dream were 12th in the league in defensive rating with 101.4, and their offensive rating of 91.6 was ranked 6th. They were 7th in the WNBA in pace with 77.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 42% was 12th. As a unit they were 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 46% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBA. Atlanta was 6th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 46%, which was 9th in the WNBA.
Las Vegas was 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 45%, which was 12th in the WNBA. The Aces were 5th in the league in defensive rating with 96.8, and their offensive rating of 100.9 was ranked 12th. They were 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 80.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% was 8th. As a unit they were 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 21% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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