Las Vegas Aces vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 6/1/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
The Las Vegas Aces (4-2) go to Mohegan Sun Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Connecticut Sun (6-1).
The Las Vegas Aces played the Indiana Fever and walked away with a win by a score of 113-77 in their last game. Las Vegas finished having earned a 55.1% field goal percentage (38 out of 69) and knocked down 7 out of their 15 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Aces buried 30 of their 39 attempts for a rate of 76.9%. When talking about grabbing boards, they collected 32 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 23 assists for the contest as well as forcing 20 turnovers and having 12 steals. With respect to the defense, Las Vegas allowed 39.4% from the field on 26 out of 66 shooting. Indiana distributed 15 assists and had 4 steals for the game. Moreover, Indiana grabbed 34 boards (9 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Indiana finished the game shooting 87.5% at the charity stripe by making 21 of 24 attempts. They also converted 4 of their 16 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Riquna Williams is one player who was a contributor in this game. She left the arena with 18 points on 5 of 11 shooting. She played 38:32 minutes and also pulled down 6 boards. Williams finished the game at 45.5% from the field and also earned 2 assists. An additional player that played a role in this contest for the Aces was Jackie Young. She pulled down 3 rebounds in 31:44 min on the hardwood. She shot 42.9% from the field in this matchup by shooting 3-of-7 (10 points). When all was said and done, Young had accumulated 3 assists.
Las Vegas steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 4-2 this season. They currently have an average of 89.8 points per game (2nd in basketball) while connecting on 48.4% from the field. The Aces are connecting on 33.0% on shots from distance (29 of 88) and 82.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Las Vegas is grabbing 35.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 122 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 5th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 10.5 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 13.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Aces are forcing 12.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.8 personal fouls. They give up 31.3% on 3-pointers and they rank 3rd in the league in opponents points per game (79.0). The Aces are allowing a shooting percentage of 41.3% (72 of 107) and they relinquish 36.2 rebounds per contest as a unit. They currently rank 6th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 111 surrendered for the season.
For their last game, the Connecticut Sun got the victory with a final of 86-81 when they played the Washington Mystics. The Sun snagged 26 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 7 steals in this matchup. The Mystics committed 23 fouls in the game which took the Sun to the free throw line for a total of 26 attempts. They were able to bury 17 of the free throws for a rate of 65.4%. In regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Connecticut converted 11 out of their 25 tries (44.0%). When all was said and done, the Sun finished 29 out of 58 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. The Sun permitted the Mystics to bury 28 of their 71 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 39.4% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 30.0% from three-point range by going 9 of 30 and finished the contest at 16 out of 18 at the charity stripe (88.9%). In relation to how they rebounded, Connecticut allowed Washington to collect 33 in total (9 on the offensive side).
DeWanna Bonner ended up having an impact for the Sun in this matchup. She knocked down 5 out of 12 in the matchup giving her a field goal percentage of 41.7%, and accumulated 11 rebounds. Bonner racked up 17 points in her 36:39 mins of playing time and had 3 dimes for this game. Another player that ended up playing a role for Connecticut was Jonquel Jones. She ended up walking away with 5 dimes in 35:09 mins on the hardwood, and she knocked down 7 out of 13 from the field. Jones ended up shooting 53.8% from the field and also notching 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Connecticut has a win-loss record of 6-1 on the year. The Sun commit 20.4 personal fouls per game while shooting 73.1% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 19.1 times per contest (5th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.4 times per game. Connecticut has totaled 581 points on the season (83.0 per game) and they collect 39.3 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Sun are connecting on 45.0% from the floor, which is 3rd in the league. The Sun are ranked 1st in the WNBA in points per game surrendered with 73.6. They are forcing their opponents into 11.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.2% from the floor (2nd in the WNBA). The Connecticut defense gives up 30.9% on 3-pointers (47 of 152) and their opponents are making 82.0% of their free throw shots. They concede 16.1 dimes and 29.3 boards per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 1st in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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