Chicago Sky vs Las Vegas Aces Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 7/26/2020
Chicago Sky vs Las Vegas Aces
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Diamond DeShields and the Chicago Sky (20-14, 3rd in the Eastern Conference last season) are headed to IMG Academy on Sunday where they'll meet the Las Vegas Aces (21-13, 2nd in the Western Conference last year).
The Sky were strong for basketball wagerers last year, having gone 23-12 ATS. Las Vegas covered the spread 40.5% of the time, going 15-22 against the spread. The Sky were strong for basketball wagerers as the favorite, going 8-5 ATS. Las Vegas went 12-19 against the spread as an underdog, so they covered the spread 38.7% of the time.
Valuable Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Sky were a great Over pick for over/under basketball bettors, having gone 24-11.
The Sky covered the spread 64.7% of the time last year as a visitor, having gone 11-6 ATS.
Important Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Aces covered the spread 44.4% of the time last year at IMG Academy, going 8-10 against the spread.
The Aces were a solid Over pick for over/under basketball bettors, having gone 19-17.
Diamond DeShields comes into this contest after averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night last season for the Sky. She pulled down 5.5 rebounds per game and dished out 2.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage was 40% while her free throw percentage was at 84%. Courtney Vandersloot averaged 11.2 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest last season. She averaged 9.1 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage was 45% for the year while her free throw percentage was 85%.
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
Chicago averaged 84.6 points per contest last season, which ranked them 2nd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin was 1.3 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shot 34% which was good for 6th in the league. They averaged 36.4 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game, which ranked them 3rd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 4th with 14.4 per game. The Sky allowed 83.3 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 11th in the league. They also allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 35.4 rebounds a game which ranked 8th and they gave up 19.2 assists per contest, which put them in 8th place in the league. They forced 12.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 5th 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 Sky were 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 101.7, and their offensive rating of 103.3 was ranked 5th. They were 1st in the WNBA in pace with 81.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% was 2nd. As a unit they were 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA. Chicago was 4th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 46%, which was 10th 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?
Guy's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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