Las Vegas Aces vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 8/28/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs Indiana Fever
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN
The Las Vegas Aces (18-7) are headed to Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Saturday where they'll take on the Indiana Fever (5-18).
The Las Vegas Aces took the court against the Atlanta Dream and took home the win by a score of 78-71 in their last game. Las Vegas wrapped up the contest with a 43.8% FG percentage (32 out of 73) and converted 3 out of their 13 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Aces knocked down 11 of their 15 tries for a rate of 73.3%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they collected 43 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 26 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In reference to the defense, Las Vegas allowed the other team to go 36.1% from the floor on 26 out of 72 shooting. Atlanta recorded 19 assists and had 8 steals in this contest. On top of that, Atlanta collected 34 rebounds (5 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Atlanta finished shooting 80.0% at the charity stripe by converting 12 of their 15 shots. They made 7 of 23 attempts from beyond the arc.
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Riquna Williams is a player who had an impact for the game. She walked away with 6 points on 2 out of 8 shooting. She played for 35:46 mins played and also pulled down 3 rebounds. Williams went 25.0% from the field and also totaled 1 assist. One more player that had an impact in this matchup for the Aces was A'ja Wilson. She pulled down 12 rebounds in her 32:28 minutes on the basketball court. She went 62.5% from the field in this matchup by going 10-of-16 (21 points). When this game wrapped up, Wilson collected 7 assists.
Las Vegas will enter this contest with a record of 18-7 for the campaign. The Aces are hitting 36.0% on shots from distance (120 of 333) and 81.5% from the free throw line. They average 88.8 pts per contest (1st in the WNBA) on 46.7% from the field. They cough up possession 12.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 15.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Las Vegas is collecting 38.9 boards per game and has totaled 521 assists this year, which ranks 3rd in the league in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Aces are forcing 11.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.7 personal fouls. The Aces are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.9% (284 of 492) and they concede 35.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They rank 8th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 473 relinquished on the year. They relinquish 29.8% on 3-pointers while they are 6th in the WNBA in opponents PPG (80.4).
In their last game, the Indiana Fever got the victory with a final of 83-81 against the Dallas Wings. The Fever were able to corral 18 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 28 for the contest. They turned the ball over 8 times, while earning 8 steals in the matchup. The Wings committed 19 fouls in this matchup which took the Fever to the free throw line for 21 attempts. They were able to bury 18 of those for a percentage of 85.7%. With respect to three-point shots, Indiana knocked down 7 out of 20 attempts (35.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Fever finished 29 for 64 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.3%. The Fever allowed the Wings to knock down 28 out of 60 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 46.7% for the game. They went 40.9% from downtown by shooting 9 out of 22 and finished the contest at 16 out of 18 at the free throw line (88.9%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Indiana allowed Dallas to collect 30 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Kelsey Mitchell ended up being a factor for the Fever for the contest. She knocked down 5 of 17 in this matchup for a rate of 29.4%, and accumulated 3 rebounds. Mitchell accumulated 14 points in her 34:07 mins on the court and had 4 assists in the matchup. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Indiana was Victoria Vivians. She ended up finishing with no assists in 32:36 mins on the hardwood, and she shot 3 of 14 from the floor. Vivians wrapped this one up going 21.4% from the field in addition to contributing 11 points and 6 rebounds.
Indiana has a record of 5-18 on the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Fever are connecting on 41.5% from the floor, which is 10th in the WNBA. Indiana has scored 1,729 pts so far this year (75.2 per game) and they pull in 34.8 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.6 times per contest (11th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per contest. The Fever have committed 18.1 fouls per contest while shooting 79.2% from the charity stripe. The Fever on defense are ranked 10th in the league in points allowed per contest with 84.3. They give up 19.7 dimes and 33.7 total boards per game, which is ranked 8th and 4th in the WNBA. The Indiana defense concedes 37.0% on shots from distance (187 of 505) and their opponents are converting on 82.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 12.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the field (9th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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