Connecticut Sun vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction, 5/23/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, NV
The Connecticut Sun (3-0) are headed to Michelob ULTRA Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Las Vegas Aces (1-1).
The Connecticut Sun faced the Indiana Fever and notched a win by a score of 88-67 in their last contest. Connecticut wrapped up the game having earned a 55.2% FG percentage (37 of 67) and converted 10 out of their 21 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Sun converted 4 of 7 attempts for a percentage of 57.1%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 38 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 29 dimes in the game as well as creating 12 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In the matter of the defense, Connecticut allowed the other team to shoot 36.4% from the field on 24 of 66 shooting. Indiana doled out 12 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Indiana snagged 31 rebounds (12 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Indiana finished the game shooting 93.8% when shooting free throws by knocking down 15 of their 16 tries. They knocked down 4 of 15 attempts from distance.
Brionna Jones is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. She ended up finishing with 16 points on 8 of 11 shooting. She played for 25:21 minutes and pulled down 5 rebounds. Jones finished shooting 72.7% from the field and distributed 2 dimes. Someone else that had an impact in the matchup for the Sun was Jonquel Jones. She had 11 rebounds in her 24:27 minutes played on the night. She finished the game at 87.5% from the field for the matchup by connecting on 7-of-8 (17 points). Overall, Jones collected 5 assists.
Connecticut will enter this contest with a mark of 3-0 for the campaign. They are averaging 84.0 pts per game (4th in the WNBA) while going 47.4% from the field. The Sun are shooting 45.9% on shots from beyond the arc (28 of 61) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Connecticut is pulling in 38.0 boards per game and has accounted for 64 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 1st in the WNBA in terms of passing. They are turning it over 15.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.3 personal fouls per contest. On the defensive end, the Sun have forced 13.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.0 fouls. They give up 25.9% on shots from downtown and they are 2nd in the WNBA in points per game allowed (70.7). The Sun are giving up a FG percentage of 38.5% (40 of 54) and they surrender 28.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 8th in the league in allowing assists with 48 conceded for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Las Vegas Aces walked away with a victory by a final of 96-80 when they played the Seattle Storm. The Aces were able to pull down 32 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 for this game. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while recording 7 steals in the matchup. The Storm committed 13 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Aces to the charity stripe for a total of 18 shots. They were able to make 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 88.9%. Pertaining to shots from downtown, Las Vegas buried 6 of their 15 attempts (40.0%). When all was said and done, the Aces ended up shooting 37 for 69 from the floor which had them shooting 53.6%. The Aces permitted the Storm to convert 32 of 76 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 42.1% in this matchup. They finished 28.0% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 7 of 25 and ended up going 9 of 12 at the charity stripe (75.0%). With respect to rebounds, Las Vegas allowed Seattle to collect 34 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Jackie Young ended up being a factor for the Aces for the game. She made 5 of 12 in this contest giving her a field goal percentage of 41.7%, and tallied 10 rebounds. Young scored 21 points in her 34:55 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 assists for the game. Someone else who came through for Las Vegas was A'ja Wilson. She came away with 5 assists in her 34:42 minutes played, and she shot 7 of 16 from the field. Wilson ended the game having shot 43.8% from the field while also notching 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Las Vegas has a mark of 1-1 this season. The Aces are responsible for committing 13.5 fouls per game and they go 86.7% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 23.0 times per game (1st in the WNBA) and they turn it over 8.5 times per game. Las Vegas has totaled 179 points on the year (89.5 per game) and they average 36.0 boards per contest. As an offensive team, the Aces are connecting on 48.3% from the floor, which is 2nd in the league. The Aces on the defensive side of the court are 11th in the WNBA in points per game surrendered with 88.5. They relinquish 20.0 assists and 39.0 rebounds per contest, which is 8th and 7th in the WNBA. The Las Vegas defense allows 36.5% on shots from distance (19 of 52) and their opposition knocks down 74.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 10.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.3% from the field (9th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Las Vegas and over the total points
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