Chicago Sky vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction, 9/2/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Sky vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Location: Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Michelob ULTRA Arena is the venue where and the Las Vegas Aces (19-7) will take on the Chicago Sky (14-13) on Thursday.
The Chicago Sky stepped onto the hardwood against the Phoenix Mercury and ended up losing by a score of 103-83 in their last contest. Chicago wrapped up the game with a 45.1% FG percentage (32 out of 71) and knocked down 6 of their 20 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Sky buried 13 of 15 attempts for a rate of 86.7%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 32 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 13 assists for this contest while forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and earning 2 steals. With respect to defending, Chicago allowed their opponent to shoot 52.0% from the field on 39 out of 75 shooting. Phoenix earned 9 assists and had 8 steals in this contest. Additionally, Phoenix collected 35 rebounds (9 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 5 blocked shots. Phoenix finished shooting 91.7% when shooting free throws by converting 11 of 12 tries. They also made 14 of their 27 tries from beyond the perimeter.
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Azura Stevens is a player who was a factor in the game. She accumulated 15 points on 7 of 10 shooting. She was on the court for 29:38 mins and snagged 9 boards. Stevens finished 70.0% from the field but finished the game without a dime. An additional player that was a major contributor in this contest for the Sky was Kahleah Copper. She had 5 rebounds in her 27:18 minutes on the hardwood. She went 57.1% from the field for the contest by shooting 8-of-14 (18 points). In all, Copper didn't record a dime.
Chicago enters this game with a record of 14-13 for the campaign. They have an average of 83.3 pts per game (3rd in the league) while connecting on 43.9% from the field. The Sky are connecting on 35.3% on 3-pointers (198 of 561) and 85.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Chicago is snagging 35.7 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 585 assists for the season, which ranks 2nd in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 14.3 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.6 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on the defensive end, the Sky are forcing 15.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.2 personal fouls. They are 8th in the WNBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 497 relinquished so far this year. The Sky defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 42.5% (411 of 464) and they concede 35.5 boards per game as a team. They concede 34.5% on 3-point shots while they are 6th in the league in points per game allowed (80.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Las Vegas Aces walked away with a victory by a final of 87-71 when they played the Indiana Fever. The Aces snagged 31 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 38 for the matchup. They also turned it over 16 times, while earning 12 steals in the game. The Fever had 18 personal fouls for the contest which took the Aces to the charity stripe for 22 tries. They were able to make 18 of the free throws for a percentage of 81.8%. In relation to shots from distance, Las Vegas knocked down 7 of their 12 tries (58.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Aces ended up shooting 31 out of 64 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.4%. The Aces permitted the Fever to bury 27 out of their 67 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 40.3% in this matchup. They finished shooting 26.7% from beyond the arc by connecting on 4 of 15 and finished the game at 13 of 20 from the free throw line (65.0%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Las Vegas permitted Indiana to get 31 overall (8 offensive).
Jackie Young was important for the Aces for the game. She made 5 out of 9 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 55.6%, and had 3 rebounds. Young recorded 13 points in her 37:06 mins of playing time and tallied 4 assists for this contest. One more player that was important for Las Vegas was Riquna Williams. She finished this one with 2 assists in her 26:49 mins on the court, and she shot 6 of 10 from the field. Williams finished going 60.0% from the floor in addition to totaling 15 points and 3 rebounds.
Las Vegas has a record of 19-7 for the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Aces are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which ranks 1st in basketball. Las Vegas has accumulated 2,308 points this year (88.8 per game) and they pull in 38.9 boards per game. They are earning an assist 20.9 times per game (3rd in the WNBA) and they turn it over 12.1 times per contest. The Aces are responsible for committing 15.1 fouls per game while shooting 81.5% from the free throw line. The Aces on defense are ranked 5th in the league in PPG allowed with 80.1. They give up 18.9 dimes and 35.3 rebounds per game, which is ranked 6th and 5th in basketball. The Las Vegas defense gives up 29.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (181 of 608) and opponents are connecting on 81.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 11.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.8% from the field (1st in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago
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