Las Vegas Aces vs Chicago Sky Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/18/2020
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs Chicago Sky
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
Allie Quigley and the Chicago Sky (7-4, 1st in the Eastern Conference) play the Las Vegas Aces (8-2, 2nd in the Western Conference) at IMG Academy on Tuesday.
Kayla McBride comes into this game averaging 10.2 points per contest while being on the court 24.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Aces. She grabs 2.1 rebounds per contest and hands out 1.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Danielle Robinson averages 7.2 points per game in 21.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.6 assists per contest and 1.9 rebounds per game for Las Vegas. Her field goal percentage is 47% for the year while her free throw percentage is 88%.
Allie Quigley averages 14.5 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Courtney Vandersloot averages 11.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 8.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage is 88%.
Las Vegas averages 88.0 points per game this season, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They average 36.9 rebounds per contest and 18.2 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.7 per game. The Aces allow 79.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Chicago is 5th in the league with 86.1 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 3.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 21.2. The Sky are 2nd in turnovers per game with 16.6. The Sky surrender 82.3 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 18.1 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 30.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season.
The Aces are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 97.4 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 81.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 15% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Las Vegas is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 10th in the league.
Chicago is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 9th in the WNBA. The Sky are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 101.1, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 8th. They are 3rd in the WNBA in pace with 81.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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