New York Liberty vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction, 6/15/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Liberty vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Location: Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Michelob ULTRA Arena is the venue where and the Las Vegas Aces (8-3) will take on the New York Liberty (6-4) on Tuesday.
The New York Liberty faced off with the Phoenix Mercury and walked away with a win by a score of 85-83 in their last game. New York walked away from the contest having earned a 42.1% field goal percentage (32 of 76) and buried 10 of their 32 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Liberty converted 11 of their 14 shots for a rate of 78.6%. In reference to grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 36 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 18 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and having 7 steals. In reference to the defense, New York allowed the other team to shoot 38.5% from the field on 25 of 65 shooting. Phoenix earned 8 dimes and had 4 steals for this game. Furthermore, Phoenix collected 42 rebounds (8 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Phoenix ended up shooting 84.8% from the charity stripe by making 28 of their 33 tries. They knocked down 5 of 24 attempts from three-point range.
Betnijah Laney is one player who was a contributor for this contest. She was able to score 23 points on 9 of 19 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 36:16 minutes and also pulled down 7 rebounds. Laney finished the game shooting 47.4% from the floor and also dished out 10 assists. One more player that had an impact in this game for the Liberty was Sami Whitcomb. She pulled down 3 rebounds in her 34:39 min on the court. She ended up shooting 50.0% from the field for the contest by connecting on 5-of-10 (14 points). Overall, Whitcomb accounted for 6 assists.
New York will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 6-4 for the year. They average 82.0 points per outing (5th in the league) while connecting on 43.6% from the floor. The Liberty are hitting 40.2% on 3-point shots (113 of 281) and 81.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, New York is grabbing 33.9 boards per contest and is sitting with 209 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 5th in the WNBA in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 16.0 times per contest and as a group they commit 18.5 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Liberty are forcing 13.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. They are giving up 29.6% on three-point shots and they are ranked 10th in basketball in points per game allowed (84.6). The Liberty defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 41.6% (132 of 182) and they surrender 39.5 boards per contest as a group. They rank 3rd in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 186 conceded for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Las Vegas Aces walked away with a victory by a final of 85-78 when they played the Dallas Wings. The Aces were able to snag 37 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for the contest. They also coughed it up 16 times, while earning 6 steals in the game. The Wings were called for 26 personal fouls in this game which took the Aces to the free throw line for 26 tries. They were able to make 21 of those for a rate of 80.8%. When talking about shots from beyond the arc, Las Vegas made 4 out of 12 attempts (33.3%). When the game finished, the Aces finished 30 out of 64 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.9%. The Aces permitted the Wings to convert 25 of 77 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 32.5% for this game. They finished 20.8% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 5 out of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 23 of 27 at the charity stripe (85.2%). When discussing rebounds, Las Vegas permitted Dallas to pull down 36 overall (14 on the offensive side).
A'ja Wilson ended up being a factor for the Aces in this game. She buried 10 of 18 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 55.6%, and had 14 rebounds. Wilson tallied 28 points in her 35:13 mins on the court and accumulated 3 assists for the matchup. An additional player that was important for Las Vegas was Riquna Williams. She ended up walking away with 2 dimes in her 31:52 minutes on the hardwood, and she put in 4 of 9 from the floor. Williams finished going 44.4% from the floor as well as collecting 9 points and 5 boards.
Las Vegas has a win-loss record of 8-3 so far this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Aces are hitting on 47.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 1st in the WNBA. Las Vegas has tallied 982 pts so far this year (89.3 per game) and they average 36.2 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 20.2 times per contest (4th in the league) and they are giving up possession 11.4 times per contest. The Aces are committing 15.3 fouls per contest and they hit 83.6% from the charity stripe. The Aces on the defensive side of the court are 4th in the WNBA in points given up per game with 79.9. They have given up 19.4 assists and 35.6 total boards per game, which is 8th and 5th in basketball. The Las Vegas defense allows 29.4% on shots from 3-point land (74 of 252) and opponents are converting on 84.2% of their free throw attempts. They have forced 11.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.3% from the floor (2nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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