Las Vegas Aces vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 8/24/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena is the venue where and the Connecticut Sun (17-6) will take on the Las Vegas Aces (17-6) on Tuesday.
The Las Vegas Aces faced off with the Washington Mystics and earned the victory with a final of 93-83 in their last game. Las Vegas wrapped up the game with a 56.7% FG percentage (34 of 60) and made 6 of 11 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Aces buried 19 of their 23 tries for a percentage of 82.6%. Concerning grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 37 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 20 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. When discussing defending, Las Vegas let their opponent shoot 42.9% from the floor on 30 of 70 shooting. Washington doled out 5 assists and had 9 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Washington grabbed 29 boards (5 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Washington finished shooting 90.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 18 of their 20 tries. They buried 5 out of their 27 tries from long range.
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Jackie Young is one player who played a role in this matchup. She ended up walking away with 2 points on 0 of 2 shooting. She saw the court for 35:42 minutes played and also snagged 2 rebounds. Young earned 4 assists in this game. Someone else that was a determining factor in this game for the Aces was A'ja Wilson. She grabbed 14 rebounds in her 34:06 minutes played on the night. She walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field in the game by connecting on 7-of-14 (19 points). When the final whistle blew, Wilson earned 5 assists.
Las Vegas comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 17-6 this season. The Aces are hitting 36.7% on three-point attempts (114 of 311) and 81.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 90.5 pts per contest (1st in the WNBA) while hitting 47.2% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 12.0 times per contest and as a team they commit 15.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Las Vegas is snagging 39.1 rebounds per contest and has totaled 480 dimes this season, which has them ranked 4th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Aces are forcing their opponents into 11.5 turnovers per game while drawing 19.9 fouls. The Aces defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 40.9% (265 of 458) and they relinquish 35.4 boards per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 7th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 438 relinquished on the campaign. They give up 29.7% on 3-pointers and they are 7th in the WNBA in opponents PPG (81.0).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Connecticut Sun got the victory with a final of 82-71 when they played the Minnesota Lynx. The Sun were able to corral 28 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 for this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while recording 5 steals in this matchup. The Lynx were called for 24 fouls for this contest which took the Sun to the charity stripe for a total of 25 tries. They were able to bury 23 of the free throws for a percentage of 92.0%. When it comes to three-point attempts, Connecticut converted 5 of 14 attempts (35.7%). When all was said and done, the Sun ended up shooting 27 for 55 from the field which had them shooting 49.1%. The Sun allowed the Lynx to convert 28 of 66 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.4% for the matchup. They finished shooting 35.7% from beyond the perimeter by going 5 of 14 and ended up shooting 10 out of 10 at the free throw line (100.0%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Connecticut permitted Minnesota to pull down 22 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Briann January ended up being a major contributor for the Sun for the matchup. She knocked down 1 out of 4 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 25.0%, and had 3 rebounds. January earned 7 points in her 37:09 mins on the court and added 4 assists for the game. Someone else that was pivotal for Connecticut was DeWanna Bonner. She accumulated 1 assist in her 36:44 minutes played, and she converted 10 of 17 from the floor. Bonner ended the game having shot 58.8% from the field as well as earning 31 points and 11 boards.
Connecticut has a win-loss mark of 17-6 on the campaign. Connecticut has accounted for 1,822 pts so far this season (79.2 per game) and they pull in 36.5 rebounds per contest. The Sun have committed 18.2 fouls per game and they go 80.9% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Sun are shooting 44.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 4th in basketball. They are assisting teammates 18.1 times per contest (8th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 13.7 times per contest. The Sun are ranked 1st in the WNBA in PPG given up with 71.9. They have forced 12.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.0% from the floor (2nd in basketball). The Connecticut defense gives up 32.4% on 3-point attempts (153 of 472) and opponents are making 82.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 17.3 assists and 28.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is 3rd and 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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