Las Vegas Aces vs New York Liberty Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/9/2020
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs New York Liberty
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
IMG Academy is the venue where Layshia Clarendon and the New York Liberty (0-5, 6th in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Las Vegas Aces (3-2, 5th in the Western Conference) on Sunday.
A'ja Wilson comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Aces. She pulls down 9.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 46% while her free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Angel McCoughtry averages 14.4 points per game in 20.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game for Las Vegas. Her field goal percentage is 54% for the year while her free throw percentage is 88%.
Layshia Clarendon averages 13.2 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Amanda Zahui B. averages 9.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 23.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 35% and her free throw percentage is 64%.
Las Vegas averages 88.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.8 per game. The Aces allow 81.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.8 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 19.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
New York is 12th in the league with 72.4 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 36%, while their average scoring margin is -18.0. They shoot 25% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Liberty are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.4. The Liberty surrender 90.4 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 17.4 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 39.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game this season.
The Aces are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 97.7 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 83.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 5th. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 15% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Las Vegas is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 9th in the league.
New York is 1st in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 2nd in the league. The Liberty are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 87.4, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 82.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 41% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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