Washington Mystics vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction, 8/17/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Las Vegas Aces (16-6) play the Washington Mystics (8-11) at Michelob ULTRA Arena on Tuesday.
The Washington Mystics took the court against the Las Vegas Aces and ended up losing by a score of 84-83 in their last contest. Washington ended the game having earned a 45.2% field goal percentage (33 of 73) and buried 10 out of their 29 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Mystics knocked down 7 of 9 attempts for a rate of 77.8%. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 33 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 18 assists for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Concerning the defense, Washington let their opponent shoot 47.8% from the field on 33 out of 69 shooting. Las Vegas earned 8 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. On top of that, Las Vegas pulled down 38 boards (8 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 1 block. Las Vegas shot 71.4% from the free throw line by converting 15 of their 21 tries. They buried 3 out of their 10 attempts from beyond the arc.
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Tina Charles is one player who was a major factor for this contest. She racked up 20 points on 7 out of 17 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 34:44 mins and pulled down 8 boards. Charles finished 41.2% from the floor but wasn't able to get a dime. One more player that was a major factor in this game for the Mystics was Natasha Cloud. She collected 2 rebounds in her 34:42 minutes played. She ended up shooting 62.5% from the floor in the game by hitting 5-of-8 (11 points). At the conclusion of this game, Cloud had accumulated 10 assists.
Washington will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 8-11 this season. The Mystics are hitting 33.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (185 of 551) and 82.4% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 82.0 points per contest (7th in the league) while hitting 41.1% from the field. They cough up possession 11.9 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 17.8 fouls per contest. As a unit, Washington is pulling in 34.5 rebounds per game and has accumulated 370 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 9th in the league in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Mystics are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.7 personal fouls. They relinquish 39.1% on 3-point attempts while they are 9th in the league in PPG allowed (83.9). The Mystics defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 45.1% (253 of 337) and they surrender 36.6 boards per game as a unit. They rank 6th in the league in giving up assists with 376 surrendered on the season.
When they last played, the Las Vegas Aces walked away with a victory by a final of 84-83 against the Washington Mystics. The Aces earned 30 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 38 for the contest. They also gave up possession 11 times, while recording 4 steals for the game. The Mystics committed 24 fouls in the matchup which took the Aces to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They were able to bury 15 of them for a rate of 71.4%. In reference to shots from distance, Las Vegas knocked down 3 of their 10 attempts (30.0%). Overall, the Aces finished 33 for 69 from the field which had them shooting 47.8%. The Aces permitted the Mystics to convert 33 of 73 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.2% in the matchup. They finished 34.5% from beyond the arc by shooting 10 of 29 and ended up shooting 7 of 9 from the charity stripe (77.8%). In regard to rebounding, Las Vegas allowed Washington to collect 33 in total (6 on the offensive side).
A'ja Wilson ended up being a factor for the Aces in the matchup. She made 8 of 16 in this matchup for a rate of 50.0%, and had 14 rebounds. Wilson racked up 20 points in her 34:09 minutes on the court and had 3 dimes in this contest. One more player that was important for Las Vegas was Chelsea Gray. She wrapped the game up with 11 dimes in 30:19 mins on the hardwood, and she knocked down 4 of 11 from the field. Gray wrapped this one up going 36.4% from the field in addition to contributing 8 points and 2 total rebounds.
Las Vegas has a mark of 16-6 so far this season. Las Vegas has accounted for 1,988 pts so far this season (90.4 per game) and they collect 39.2 boards per contest. The Aces have committed 15.2 fouls per contest while shooting 81.5% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Aces are hitting on 46.8% from the floor, which is 1st in the league. They are dishing out assists 20.9 times per contest (4th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.9 times per contest. The Aces on defense are ranked 6th in the WNBA in PPG given up with 81.0. They relinquish 19.2 dimes and 35.7 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 6th and 5th in basketball. The Las Vegas defense gives up 30.3% on 3-point attempts (159 of 525) and opponents are converting on 81.6% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 11.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.8% from the field (1st in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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