New York Liberty vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction, 6/17/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Liberty vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Location: Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: CBS Sports Network
The New York Liberty (6-5) head to Michelob ULTRA Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Las Vegas Aces (9-3).
The New York Liberty faced the Las Vegas Aces and ended up losing by a score of 100-78 in their last contest. New York finished the contest with a 47.5% FG percentage (29 of 61) and knocked down 9 of 28 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Liberty made 11 of 17 attempts for a rate of 64.7%. In relation to pulling down boards, they compiled 24 with 4 of them being offensive. They also doled out 18 dimes for the matchup while forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and getting 9 steals. With regard to the defense, New York let their opponent shoot 55.6% from the floor on 40 out of 72 shooting. Las Vegas distributed 7 dimes and had 10 steals for the contest. Moreover, Las Vegas had 36 rebounds (7 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 1 block. Las Vegas ended up going 93.8% when shooting free throws by knocking down 15 of their 16 shots. They buried 5 of 13 shots from beyond the arc.
Betnijah Laney is one player who came through in this game. She accumulated 15 points on 7 of 12 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 29:36 minutes and grabbed 2 boards. Laney finished the game at 58.3% from the floor and also distributed 6 assists. Someone else that came through in this contest for the Liberty was Rebecca Allen. She totaled 2 rebounds in 28:44 minutes played. She finished 25.0% from the floor for the game by going 2-of-8 (6 points). Overall, Allen earned 1 assist.
New York comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 6-5 so far this season. They lose possession via turnover 16.2 times per game and as a group they commit 18.5 fouls per contest. As a team, New York is collecting 33.0 boards per game and has accounted for 227 dimes on the season, which is 5th in the WNBA in terms of passing the rock. The Liberty are shooting 39.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (122 of 309) and 80.0% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 81.6 pts per contest (5th in basketball) while hitting 43.9% from the floor. On defense, the Liberty have forced 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They rank 8th in the WNBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 212 relinquished on the campaign. The Liberty are allowing a field goal percentage of 42.8% (147 of 198) and they concede 39.2 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 30.1% on 3-pointers and they are 10th in the league in points per game allowed (86.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Las Vegas Aces walked away with a victory by a final of 100-78 against the New York Liberty. The Aces corralled 29 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 15 times, while earning 10 steals for this game. The Liberty were called for 18 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Aces to the free throw line for a total of 16 tries. They were able to make 15 of the free throws for a rate of 93.8%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Las Vegas converted 5 out of 13 tries (38.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Aces finished shooting 40 out of 72 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.6%. The Aces allowed the Liberty to convert 29 of 61 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.5% for the contest. They went 32.1% from distance by going 9 out of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 11 of 17 from the free throw line (64.7%). In regard to rebounding, Las Vegas allowed New York to grab 24 overall (4 offensive).
A'ja Wilson ended up being a factor for the Aces in this matchup. She knocked down 4 of 9 for the matchup giving her a field goal percentage of 44.4%, and had 4 rebounds. Wilson earned 10 points in her 29:56 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 assists for this contest. Someone else that was pivotal for Las Vegas was Jackie Young. She walked away with 5 assists in her 28:52 minutes on the court, and she shot 5 of 11 from the field. Young finished going 45.5% from the floor while totaling 11 points and 3 boards.
Las Vegas has a record of 9-3 this year. The Aces have committed 15.3 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 84.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 20.7 times per game (2nd in the league) and they are turning it over 11.7 times per game. Las Vegas has tallied 1,082 points on the campaign (90.2 per contest) and they pull in 36.2 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Aces are shooting 48.5% from the floor, which is ranked 1st in the league. The Aces are ranked 4th in basketball in points given up per game with 79.8. They relinquish 19.3 assists and 34.7 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 5th and 4th in the league. The Las Vegas defense concedes 29.6% on shots from 3-point land (83 of 280) and their opponents are converting on 82.5% of their foul shots. They are forcing 12.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.8% from the floor (2nd in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York
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