Las Vegas Aces vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 9/17/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs Chicago Sky
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
The Chicago Sky (15-15) host the Las Vegas Aces (22-8) at Wintrust Arena on Friday.
The Las Vegas Aces faced the Dallas Wings and earned the victory with a final of 85-75 in their last game. Las Vegas finished the game with a 47.7% FG percentage (31 of 65) and knocked down 7 of 19 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Aces knocked down 16 of 21 attempts for a rate of 76.2%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 33 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 16 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing 14 turnovers and getting 11 steals. In regard to defending, Las Vegas allowed the other team to shoot 41.9% from the field on 31 out of 74 shooting. Dallas doled out 12 dimes and had 6 steals for the contest. Additionally, Dallas had 40 rebounds (12 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Dallas finished the game at 85.7% when shooting free throws by making 6 of 7 attempts. They converted 7 out of their 26 shots from distance.
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A'ja Wilson is a player who was a major factor for this contest. She notched 21 points on 8 of 18 shooting. She saw the court for 39:00 mins played and pulled down 12 boards. Wilson ended up going 44.4% from the field and also recorded 1 assist. An additional player that came through in this matchup for the Aces was Jackie Young. She grabbed 6 rebounds in her 28:07 minutes on the basketball court. She finished shooting 36.4% from the floor in this game via 4-of-11 (8 points). At the conclusion of this game, Young earned 3 assists.
Las Vegas steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 22-8 for the season. The Aces are shooting 37.0% on shots from downtown (147 of 397) and 81.5% from the charity stripe. They average 89.0 points per contest (1st in the WNBA) while shooting 46.9% from the floor. They turn it over 11.6 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 14.7 fouls per contest. As a team, Las Vegas is pulling down 38.5 boards per contest and has 623 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 3rd in the WNBA in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Aces are forcing 11.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.3 personal fouls. They relinquish 30.0% on 3-pointers and they rank 6th in the WNBA in PPG allowed (80.4). The Aces defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.4% (343 of 579) and they relinquish 35.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 7th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 580 relinquished this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Chicago Sky took a defeat with a final score of 79-71 against the Washington Mystics. The Sky earned 25 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 31 for this game. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while recording 8 steals for this game. The Mystics were called for 15 fouls in the game which took the Sky to the charity stripe for 15 tries. They were able to make 12 of those for a rate of 80.0%. With respect to 3-point shots, Chicago buried 3 of their 22 attempts (13.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Sky finished shooting 28 out of 67 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.8%. The Sky permitted the Mystics to convert 29 of 60 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.3% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 33.3% from distance by connecting on 9 of 27 and ended up shooting 12 of 17 from the charity stripe (70.6%). With respect to how they attacked the glass, Chicago allowed Washington to collect 35 overall (4 offensive).
Courtney Vandersloot ended up being a factor for the Sky in this matchup. She made 2 of 4 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and earned 2 rebounds. Vandersloot tallied 4 points in her 27:31 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 6 assists for this contest. An additional player that was pivotal for Chicago was Candace Parker. She walked away with 5 dimes in 26:00 mins on the court, and she shot 5 out of 12 from the floor. Parker walked away from this one going 41.7% from the floor while totaling 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Chicago has a mark of 15-15 on the campaign. Chicago has scored 2,496 pts for the year (83.2 per contest) and they collect 35.5 rebounds per game. The Sky are committing 19.3 personal fouls per game and they connect on 84.6% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Sky are shooting 44.1% from the field, which is 6th in basketball. They are getting an assist 21.7 times per contest (1st in basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.0 times per game. The Sky on defense are ranked 7th in the league in points given up per game with 81.1. They relinquish 18.4 assists and 35.7 rebounds per contest, which ranks 5th and 8th in the league. The Chicago defense allows 34.6% on 3-point attempts (195 of 563) and their opponents are connecting on 77.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.7% from the floor (6th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago and over the total points
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