Las Vegas Aces vs Washington Mystics Prediction, 6/5/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs Washington Mystics
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
The Las Vegas Aces (6-3) travel to Entertainment and Sports Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Washington Mystics (2-4).
The Las Vegas Aces faced the New York Liberty and earned the victory with a final of 94-82 in their last game. Las Vegas ended having earned a 45.7% FG percentage (32 of 70) and knocked down 4 out of their 11 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Aces converted 26 of their 29 shots for a percentage of 89.7%. When discussing hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 38 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 21 assists for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In the matter of defense, Las Vegas allowed the other team to go 40.7% from the field on 33 of 81 shooting. New York totaled 25 assists and had 8 steals for the matchup. On top of that, New York pulled down 38 boards (10 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 4 blocks. New York went 77.8% at the charity stripe by making 7 of 9 shots. They knocked down 9 of 30 attempts from three-point range.
Jackie Young is someone who played a role for the game. She notched 16 points on 6 of 12 shooting. She played 40:00 mins and snagged 3 rebounds. Young went 50.0% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. One more player that came through in this matchup for the Aces was A'ja Wilson. She grabbed 13 rebounds in her 35:04 minutes on the hardwood. She shot 52.9% from the field for the game by going 9-of-17 (30 points). When the final whistle blew, Wilson had accumulated 5 assists.
Las Vegas steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 6-3 on the season. They turn the ball over 10.8 times per game and as a squad they are committing 13.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Las Vegas is pulling down 34.8 rebounds per contest and has tallied 185 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 1st in the WNBA in terms of passing the rock. The Aces are hitting 33.9% on three-point attempts (40 of 118) and 83.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 89.0 points per contest (2nd in the league) while hitting 48.5% from the field. On defense, the Aces have forced 12.0 turnovers per game while drawing 17.9 personal fouls. The Aces defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.8% (108 of 161) and they relinquish 35.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They currently rank 11th in the league in giving up assists with 170 relinquished for the campaign. They are relinquishing 29.3% on 3-pointers while they are 2nd in basketball in PPG allowed (78.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Washington Mystics went home defeated by a final of 86-81 against the Connecticut Sun. The Mystics pulled down 24 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 33 for this game. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while earning 7 steals in this matchup. The Sun had 24 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Mystics to the free throw line for 18 attempts. They were able to convert 16 of the free throws for a clip of 88.9%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Washington knocked down 9 of their 30 tries (30.0%). In all, the Mystics finished shooting 28 for 71 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.4%. The Mystics allowed the Sun to convert 29 of 58 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 50.0% in this game. They wrapped up this game 44.0% from downtown via 11 out of 25 and ended up going 17 of 26 at the free throw line (65.4%). In relation to how they rebounded, Washington allowed Connecticut to snag 32 in all (6 offensive).
Tina Charles was important for the Mystics for the matchup. She knocked down 11 of 22 for the game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and added 8 rebounds. Charles accumulated 29 points in her 36:52 mins of playing time and accounted for 3 assists in the matchup. Someone else who was a determining factor for Washington was Natasha Cloud. She accumulated 3 assists in her 35:44 minutes on the court, and she converted 1 of 6 from the floor. Cloud wrapped this one up going 16.7% from the field while earning 2 points and 4 rebounds.
Washington has a win-loss record of 2-4 for the year. Washington has totaled 470 pts so far this year (78.3 per contest) and they average 35.2 boards per game. The Mystics are committing 19.2 personal fouls per game and they shoot 86.7% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Mystics are shooting 38.4% from the field, which is 12th in the league. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 17.0 times per game (11th in the WNBA) and they turn it over 11.3 times per game. The Mystics on defense are ranked 5th in the WNBA in PPG surrendered with 79.5. The Washington defense concedes 42.1% on three-point shots (53 of 126) and opponents are connecting on 75.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 20.8 dimes and 36.0 total boards per game, which is 11th and 7th in the WNBA. They have forced 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.1% from the floor (11th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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