Connecticut Sun vs Las Vegas Aces Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/20/2020
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
Danielle Robinson and the Las Vegas Aces (8-3, 2nd in the Western Conference) host the Connecticut Sun (5-7, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) at IMG Academy on Thursday.
DeWanna Bonner comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 43% while her free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Jasmine Thomas averages 12.7 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.3 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 39% for the year while her free throw percentage is 91%.
Danielle Robinson averages 7.7 points per game while playing 21.3 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage currently is at 89%. A'ja Wilson averages 19.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage is 76%.
Connecticut averages 79.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 12.8 per game. The Sun allow 80.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 17.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Las Vegas is 3rd in the league with 87.5 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 18.5. The Aces are 10th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Aces surrender 79.8 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 19.0 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 31.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The Sun are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 102.1, and their offensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 6th. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 78.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 11th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA. Connecticut is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 5th in the WNBA.
Las Vegas is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 9th in the WNBA. The Aces are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 97.9, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 9th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 81.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 16% 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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