Las Vegas Aces vs Atlanta Dream Prediction, 5/13/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Location: Gateway Center Arena in College Park, GA
TV: Bally Sports Southeast
Gateway Center Arena is the venue where and the Atlanta Dream (2-0) will play the Las Vegas Aces (2-1) on Friday.
The Las Vegas Aces played the Washington Mystics and ended up losing by a score of 89-76 in their last game. Las Vegas ended the contest having earned a 41.5% field goal percentage (27 of 65) and buried 6 out of their 17 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Aces converted 16 of 18 attempts for a rate of 88.9%. In the matter of getting rebounds, they earned 34 with 5 of them being offensive. They also distributed 16 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 9 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In relation to the defense, Las Vegas let their opponent shoot 44.6% from the field on 33 out of 74 shooting. Washington dished out 8 assists and had 10 steals in the game. On top of that, Washington collected 38 rebounds (8 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Washington shot 82.4% at the free throw line by making 14 of 17 shots. They also buried 9 of 27 attempts from beyond the arc.
Jackie Young is someone who came through for the game. She ended up walking away with 19 points on 7 of 16 shooting. She saw the court for 35 minutes and also grabbed 7 rebounds. Young finished 43.8% from the floor and also totaled 4 dimes.
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Las Vegas comes into this contest with a mark of 2-1 this year. They turn it over 16.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 20.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Las Vegas is collecting 39.0 rebounds per game and has earned 61 dimes on the campaign, which is 4th in the WNBA in terms of passing the rock. The Aces are hitting 42.9% on shots from downtown (24 of 56) and 87.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 89.0 pts per game (2nd in basketball) while connecting on 48.2% from the field. When they are on defense, the Aces are forcing their opponents into 9.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.7 personal fouls. The Aces are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.7% (28 of 53) and they surrender 31.3 boards per game as a squad. They are 8th in the WNBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 58 relinquished so far this year. They are giving up 30.6% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 9th in the WNBA in points per game allowed (83.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Atlanta Dream walked away with a victory by a final of 77-75 against the Los Angeles Sparks. The Dream were able to corral 32 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while getting 3 steals in the game. The Sparks earned 16 fouls in the game which got the Dream to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 84.2%. When it comes to shots from distance, Atlanta made 13 of their 30 attempts (43.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Dream ended up going 24 out of 69 from the floor which gave them a rate of 34.8%. The Dream permitted the Sparks to knock down 25 out of their 72 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 34.7% for this contest. They went 31.6% from distance by going 6 out of 19 and finished the contest at 19 of 23 at the free throw line (82.6%). When talking about team rebounding, Atlanta allowed Los Angeles to grab 36 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Rhyne Howard pitched in for the Dream in this game. She made 7 of 18 for the contest for a field goal rate of 38.9%, and had 8 rebounds. Howard earned 21 points in her 34 mins of playing time and accumulated 1 assist for this game.
Atlanta has a mark of 2-0 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Dream are connecting on 33.3% from the floor, which is ranked 11th in the league. Atlanta has tallied 143 pts this year (71.5 per contest) and they collect 43.0 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 12.5 times per contest (11th in the league) and they turn it over 17.0 times per game. The Dream are responsible for committing 22.0 personal fouls per game while shooting 85.4% from the free throw line. The Dream defensively are ranked 2nd in basketball in points given up per game with 67.0. The Atlanta defense gives up 26.3% on 3-point shots (10 of 38) and opponents are knocking down 80.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 12.5 assists and 37.5 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 2nd and 10th in the league. They are forcing 12.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 29.6% from the floor (1st in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta
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