Las Vegas Aces vs Atlanta Dream Prediction, 8/26/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Location: Gateway Center Arena in College Park, GA
The Atlanta Dream (6-18) host the Las Vegas Aces (17-7) at Gateway Center Arena on Thursday.
The Las Vegas Aces played the Connecticut Sun and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 76-62 in their last game. Las Vegas ended having earned a 39.7% FG percentage (25 of 63) and knocked down 3 out of their 9 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Aces knocked down 9 of 10 attempts for a percentage of 90.0%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 30 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 15 assists in the game as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 6 steals. With respect to defense, Las Vegas allowed their opponent to shoot 44.8% from the field on 30 out of 67 shooting. Connecticut recorded 16 assists and had 11 steals in this contest. Moreover, Connecticut pulled down 39 boards (8 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Connecticut ended up going 83.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 10 of 12 attempts. They converted 6 of 18 shots from three-point range.
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Chelsea Gray is a player who was a major factor in the game. She accounted for 15 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 31:42 mins played and also collected 4 rebounds. Gray finished 63.6% from the field and recorded 3 dimes. Another player that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Aces was Liz Cambage. She pulled down 6 rebounds in 30:04 minutes on the hardwood. She finished 66.7% from the floor in this game by shooting 6-of-9 (13 points). When all was said and done, Cambage didn't record a dime.
Las Vegas will enter this contest with a mark of 17-7 for the season. They have an average of 89.3 pts per game (1st in the league) while shooting 46.9% from the field. The Aces are shooting 36.6% on shots from distance (117 of 320) and 81.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Las Vegas is grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game and has tallied 495 dimes for the year, which ranks 4th in the league in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 12.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 15.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Aces are forcing their opponents into 11.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.7 fouls. They are surrendering 29.8% on three-point shots while they are 7th in the league in PPG from their opponents (80.8). The Aces are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.0% (276 of 472) and they concede 35.6 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 8th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 454 relinquished on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Atlanta Dream took a loss by a score of 86-79 when they played the Chicago Sky. The Dream were able to snag 24 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 38 for the contest. They coughed up the ball 7 times, while earning 6 steals in the game. The Sky committed 17 fouls in this game which got the Dream to the charity stripe for a total of 9 attempts. They were able to convert 6 of the free throws for a percentage of 66.7%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, Atlanta made 7 of their 22 attempts (31.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Dream went 33 for 79 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.8%. The Dream permitted the Sky to bury 34 of 66 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 51.5% for this game. They shot 47.1% from three-point range by going 8 of 17 and ended up shooting 10 out of 14 at the free throw line (71.4%). When talking about how they rebounded, Atlanta permitted Chicago to pull down 35 in all (4 offensive).
Courtney Williams was important for the Dream in this contest. She converted 8 out of 17 in this game for a field goal rate of 47.1%, and accumulated 6 rebounds. Williams scored 16 points in her 34:17 minutes of playing time and totaled 4 dimes for this contest. One more player that was pivotal for Atlanta was Monique Billings. She accumulated 2 dimes in her 31:21 minutes on the court, and she converted 4 of 11 from the field. Billings finished going 36.4% from the field while also totaling 8 points and 8 total rebounds.
Atlanta has a win-loss record of 6-18 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Dream are shooting 41.8% from the floor, which is 9th in the league. Atlanta has accounted for 1,944 pts for the campaign (81.0 per game) and they grab 33.6 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 17.9 times per game (9th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.4 times per contest. The Dream are responsible for committing 19.1 fouls per game and they hit 71.3% from the charity stripe. The Dream are ranked 12th in basketball in PPG allowed with 87.1. They give up 21.8 dimes and 37.6 boards per game, which ranks them 12th and 11th in basketball. The Atlanta defense allows 40.5% on shots from 3-point land (214 of 529) and opponents are connecting on 78.7% of their free throw shots. They have forced 16.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.6% from the floor (12th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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