Las Vegas Aces vs Washington Mystics Prediction, 8/2/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs Washington Mystics
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Location: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
The Washington Mystics (19-12) play the Las Vegas Aces (22-8) at Entertainment and Sports Arena on Tuesday.
The Las Vegas Aces took the court against the Indiana Fever and took home the win by a score of 94-69 in their last game. Las Vegas ended having earned a 50.7% FG percentage (36 of 71) and converted 6 of 17 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Aces knocked down 16 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 84.2%. When it comes to rebounding, they collected 37 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 23 assists in the game while creating 14 turnovers and having 9 steals. In relation to defense, Las Vegas let their opponent shoot 31.0% from the field on 22 of 71 shooting. Indiana dished out 15 assists and had 2 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Indiana pulled down 39 boards (15 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Indiana finished 85.7% at the charity stripe by burying 18 of 21 shots. They also buried 7 out of their 25 attempts from downtown.
Kelsey Plum is one player who was a contributor for the matchup. She accumulated 26 points on 9 out of 12 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 25 minutes played and pulled down 3 rebounds. Plum ended up shooting 75.0% from the field and recorded 1 assist.
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Las Vegas heads into this game with a mark of 22-8 on the year. They are losing possession via turnover 11.6 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Las Vegas is pulling in 36.1 rebounds per contest and has racked up 625 dimes so far this year, which ranks 4th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Aces are shooting 35.8% from downtown (283 of 790) and 81.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 90.6 points per contest (1st in the league) while shooting 45.8% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Aces are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. The Aces are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.2% (379 of 549) and they surrender 36.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 8th in the WNBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 620 conceded on the year. They are giving up 35.3% on shots from distance and they are 7th in the league in PPG allowed (83.8).
When they last played, the Washington Mystics went home victorious with a score of 78-75 against the Seattle Storm. The Mystics snagged 27 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 in this matchup. They turned it over 9 times, while recording 3 steals for the game. The Storm committed 18 personal fouls for the game which took the Mystics to the charity stripe for a total of 13 tries. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 92.3%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, Washington made 6 of their 17 tries (35.3%). In all, the Mystics finished shooting 30 out of 67 from the field which gave them a rate of 44.8%. The Mystics permitted the Storm to bury 26 of 59 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 44.1% in the matchup. They went 29.6% from three-point range by going 8 of 27 and finished the contest at 15 of 18 at the charity stripe (83.3%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Washington allowed Seattle to snag 26 overall (2 offensive).
Ariel Atkins ended up being a major contributor for the Mystics for the matchup. She made 8 of 17 in the game for a rate of 47.1%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. Atkins racked up 23 points in her 32 mins of playing time and earned 2 assists for this game.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 19-12 on the year. Washington has totaled 2,469 points so far this year (79.6 per contest) and they grab 35.0 rebounds per game. The Mystics are committing 16.1 fouls per contest and they connect on 77.8% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Mystics are shooting 43.7% from the field, which is ranked 6th in the league. They are earning an assist 20.0 times per contest (7th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.1 times per game. The Mystics defensively are ranked 1st in the league in points allowed per contest with 75.3. They are forcing 14.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (2nd in the WNBA). The Washington defense concedes 32.7% on shots from 3-point land (222 of 679) and their opponents are connecting on 76.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 18.3 assists and 33.8 total rebounds per game, which is 1st and 5th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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