Las Vegas Aces vs New York Liberty Prediction, 6/3/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs New York Liberty
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Las Vegas Aces (5-3) are headed to Barclays Center on Thursday where they'll take on the New York Liberty (5-2).
The Las Vegas Aces faced the Connecticut Sun and took a loss by a final of 74-67 in their last contest. Las Vegas wrapped up the game having earned a 43.8% FG percentage (28 out of 64) and knocked down 0 of their 5 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Aces buried 11 of their 12 shots for a percentage of 91.7%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned 29 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 20 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In reference to the defense, Las Vegas allowed the other team to go 40.0% from the floor on 24 of 60 shooting. Connecticut dished out 16 dimes and had 8 steals in this game. On top of that, Connecticut collected 34 boards (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Connecticut went 95.7% when shooting free throws by burying 22 of 23 shots. They also knocked down 4 out of their 17 attempts from three-point range.
A'ja Wilson is a player who came through for the contest. She scored 14 points on 6 of 11 shooting. She saw the court for 37:05 mins played and also collected 5 boards. Wilson shot 54.5% from the floor and distributed 6 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in this contest for the Aces was Liz Cambage. She pulled down 7 rebounds in her 35:03 minutes on the court. She finished 64.7% from the floor in the game by shooting 11-of-17 (28 points). When all was said and done, Cambage accounted for 2 assists.
Las Vegas steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 5-3 so far this season. The Aces are connecting on 33.0% on three-point attempts (29 of 88) and 82.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 89.8 points per outing (2nd in basketball) on 48.4% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 10.5 times per game and as a team they are committing 13.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Las Vegas is pulling in 35.0 rebounds per game and has totaled 122 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 5th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. When they are on the defensive end, the Aces are forcing their opponents into 12.1 turnovers per game and they draw 17.5 personal fouls. They relinquish 29.2% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 2nd in the league in points per game from their opponents (78.3). The Aces are allowing a FG percentage of 40.8% (97 of 140) and they concede 35.4 boards per game as a group. They are 9th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 145 relinquished on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the New York Liberty took a defeat with a final score of 90-87 against the Atlanta Dream. The Liberty corralled 32 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 36 for the game. They coughed up the ball 20 times, while getting 9 steals for the matchup. The Dream earned 19 fouls in the game which took the Liberty to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They were able to make 19 of the free throws for a percentage of 90.5%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, New York made 14 of 34 tries (41.2%). When all was said and done, the Liberty went 27 out of 69 from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.1%. The Liberty permitted the Dream to knock down 40 of 87 attempts from the floor which had them at 46.0% for the game. They finished 28.6% from downtown by going 6 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 4 of 8 from the free throw line (50.0%). With respect to rebounding, New York allowed Atlanta to collect 45 overall (10 offensive).
Betnijah Laney was important for the Liberty in the matchup. She made 4 out of 12 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 33.3%, and earned 6 rebounds. Laney earned 20 points in her 41:03 mins of playing time and accumulated 11 assists for this game. Another player that was important for New York was Michaela Onyenwere. She left the arena with 2 assists in her 39:25 mins played, and she shot 10 out of 22 from the field. Onyenwere walked away from this one going 45.5% from the floor in addition to contributing 29 points and 5 boards.
New York has a mark of 5-2 for the campaign. The Liberty commit 17.1 personal fouls per contest and they hit 82.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 20.9 times per game (2nd in the league) and they turn the ball over 17.7 times per game. New York has accumulated 589 points on the campaign (84.1 per game) and they collect 34.7 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Liberty are shooting 44.3% from the field, which has them ranked 4th in basketball. The Liberty on the defensive side of the court are 8th in basketball in points allowed per game with 83.4. The New York defense surrenders 29.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (44 of 147) and their opponents are connecting on 75.4% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 18.3 assists and 39.6 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 6th and 11th in the WNBA. They are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.2% from the field (5th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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