Las Vegas Aces vs Atlanta Dream Prediction, 9/5/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
IMG Academy is the venue where Elizabeth Williams and the Atlanta Dream (5-13, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Las Vegas Aces (13-4, 3rd in the Western Conference) on Saturday.
A'ja Wilson comes into this game averaging 20.3 points per contest while being on the court 31.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Aces. She grabs 8.5 rebounds per contest and hands out 1.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 48% while her free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kayla McBride averages 11.8 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Las Vegas. Her field goal percentage is 43% for the year while her free throw percentage is 92%.
Elizabeth Williams averages 10.4 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 51% and her free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Monique Billings averages 8.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage is 77%.
Las Vegas averages 88.1 points per game this season, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They average 37.1 rebounds per contest and 19.8 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 12.5 per game. The Aces allow 79.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 18.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Atlanta is 9th in the league with 80.3 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -8.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 34.1 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 17.4. The Dream are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.6. The Dream surrender 88.3 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 20.2 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Aces are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 98.3 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 81.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 6th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 16% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Las Vegas is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 11th in the league.
Atlanta is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 3rd in the WNBA. The Dream are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 98.8 is ranked 3rd. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 80.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 8th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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