Washington Mystics vs Las Vegas Aces Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/15/2020
Game: Washington Mystics vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
IMG Academy is the venue where A'Ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces (7-2, 2nd in the Western Conference) will play the Washington Mystics (3-6, 4th in the Eastern Conference) on Saturday.
Leilani Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 8.2 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Mystics. She pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Ariel Atkins averages 13.8 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.2 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 48% for the year while her free throw percentage is 86%.
A'Ja Wilson averages 21.2 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 9.0 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Kayla McBride averages 10.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 24.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage is 91%.
Washington averages 78.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 33.0 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.4 per game. The Mystics allow 80.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 16.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Las Vegas is 1st in the league with 88.0 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 17.9. The Aces are 7th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Aces surrender 80.1 points per contest, which ranks them 5th 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 7th with 18.3 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 30.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 4th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Mystics are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.1, and their defensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 79.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Washington is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 4th in the league.
Las Vegas is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 11th in the WNBA. The Aces are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 97.8, and their offensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 10th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 81.9 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 14% 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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