Atlanta Dream vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction, 8/9/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Location: Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: CBS Sports Network
Michelob ULTRA Arena is the site where and the Las Vegas Aces (23-10) will take on the Atlanta Dream (14-19) on Tuesday.
The Atlanta Dream faced the Atlanta Dream and ended up losing by a score of 81-71 in their last contest. Atlanta wrapped up the contest with a 39.1% field goal percentage (25 out of 64) and buried 7 out of their 22 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Dream converted 14 of their 20 tries for a percentage of 70.0%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they compiled 32 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 18 assists in this game while creating 13 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In regard to the defense, Atlanta let their opponent shoot 47.0% from the floor on 31 of 66 shooting. Atlanta earned 6 dimes and had 4 steals for the game. Moreover, Atlanta had 33 boards (6 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Atlanta ended up going 100.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 7 of their 7 attempts. They also buried 12 of 26 shots from 3-point land.
Naz Hillmon is a player who was a factor for the matchup. She notched 10 points on 3 of 6 shooting. She was on the court for 28 mins played and collected 7 boards. Hillmon finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field and recorded 2 assists.
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Atlanta will enter this matchup with a mark of 14-19 on the year. They currently have an average of 78.3 points per game (11th in the league) while connecting on 42.1% from the field. The Dream are hitting 35.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (247 of 702) and 77.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Atlanta is pulling down 35.5 boards per contest and has accumulated 577 assists on the campaign, which ranks 12th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.6 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Dream are forcing 14.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.9 personal fouls. They currently rank 4th in the WNBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 642 relinquished so far this season. The Dream defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.9% (469 of 592) and they surrender 33.9 rebounds per game as a group. They relinquish 33.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 5th in the league in points per game allowed (80.9).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Las Vegas Aces went home victorious with a score of 89-81 when they faced the Las Vegas Aces. The Aces pulled down 24 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 in the game. They gave up possession of the ball 5 times, while recording 8 steals in this game. The Aces were called for 13 fouls for the game which got the Aces to the free throw line for a total of 14 tries. They were able to make 12 of the free throws for a rate of 85.7%. With respect to three-point shots, Las Vegas buried 7 of their 27 attempts (25.9%). Overall, the Aces shot 35 for 76 from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.1%. The Aces allowed the Aces to bury 29 of 66 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 43.9% for the matchup. They finished shooting 34.8% from 3-point land by connecting on 8 of 23 and ended up going 15 out of 20 from the charity stripe (75.0%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Las Vegas permitted Las Vegas to pull down 39 in total (12 offensive).
A'ja Wilson ended up having an impact for the Aces in this contest. She made 13 out of 24 for this game for a rate of 54.2%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. Wilson scored 29 points in her 34 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the contest.
Las Vegas has a win-loss record of 23-10 for the year. The Aces are committing 15.9 fouls per game and they hit 81.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 20.7 times per contest (6th in the league) and they turn it over 11.2 times per game. Las Vegas has tallied 2,961 pts for the year (89.7 per game) and they average 35.8 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Aces are hitting on 45.6% from the field, which is 3rd in the WNBA. The Aces defensively are ranked 9th in the WNBA in PPG given up with 83.6. The Las Vegas defense concedes 35.4% on shots from beyond the arc (299 of 845) and opponents are knocking down 79.4% of their foul shots. They concede 20.8 dimes and 36.4 boards per game, which ranks them 10th and 10th in the league. They are forcing 12.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.4% from the floor (6th in the WNBA).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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