New York Liberty vs Las Vegas Aces Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/29/2020
Game: New York Liberty vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
IMG Academy is the venue where Kayla McBride and the Las Vegas Aces (11-3, 2nd in the Western Conference) will take on the New York Liberty (2-12, 6th in the Eastern Conference) on Saturday.
Amanda Zahui B. comes into this contest averaging 10.7 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 40% while her free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Layshia Clarendon averages 12.6 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.3 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 48% for the year while her free throw percentage is 88%.
Kayla McBride averages 11.6 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Danielle Robinson averages 8.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 21.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 50% and her free throw percentage is 88%.
New York averages 74.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -14.9 and their shooting percentage is 38% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.1 per game. The Liberty allow 89.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 18.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Las Vegas is 1st in the league with 88.5 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 19.4. The Aces are 10th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Aces surrender 80.1 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 19.0 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game this season.
The Liberty are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 91.5 is ranked 3rd. They are 1st in the WNBA in pace with 81.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 44% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the WNBA. New York is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 3rd 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 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 10th in the WNBA. The Aces are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 98.3, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 10th. 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 57% 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?
Tony's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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