New York Liberty vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction, 7/6/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Liberty vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Location: Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: CBS Sports Network
The New York Liberty (8-12) are headed to Michelob ULTRA Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Las Vegas Aces (15-6).
The New York Liberty faced the Los Angeles Sparks and took a loss by a final of 84-74 in their last game. New York walked away from the contest having earned a 39.7% field goal percentage (27 out of 68) and converted 12 out of their 33 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Liberty knocked down 8 of 12 tries for a rate of 66.7%. With respect to pulling down boards, they earned 28 with 7 of them being offensive. They also dished out 22 assists for the game while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When discussing defending, New York allowed 46.9% from the floor on 30 of 64 shooting. Los Angeles distributed 8 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. On top of that, Los Angeles grabbed 37 rebounds (8 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Los Angeles finished the contest at 81.8% from the free throw line by burying 18 of their 22 attempts. They converted 6 of 16 attempts from beyond the arc.
Marine Johannes is a player who played a role for this game. She ended up scoring 17 points on 5 of 11 shooting. She played for 36 mins played and pulled down 4 rebounds. Johannes ended up shooting 45.5% from the field and also totaled 4 assists.
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New York enters this game with a win-loss record of 8-12 for the season. The Liberty are shooting 33.3% on 3-point shots (190 of 570) and 78.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 77.3 points per contest (12th in the league) while shooting 42.4% from the field. They are giving up possession 15.0 times per game and as a team they are committing 17.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, New York is pulling down 34.3 boards per game and has earned 398 dimes this season, which ranks 10th in the WNBA in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Liberty are able to force 12.2 turnovers per game and they draw 16.7 fouls. They are 1st in the WNBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 354 conceded for the year. The Liberty defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 41.1% (243 of 333) and they concede 37.1 rebounds per game as a team. They concede 35.3% from beyond the arc and they are 6th in the league in points per game from their opponents (81.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Las Vegas Aces took a loss by a score of 102-71 when they played the Minnesota Lynx. The Aces corralled 24 defensive rebounds and 1 offensive boards for a total of 25 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 6 times, while getting 6 steals for this game. The Lynx committed 12 personal fouls in this contest which got the Aces to the charity stripe for 11 attempts. They were able to bury 9 of the free throw tries for a clip of 81.8%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Las Vegas made 12 of their 37 attempts (32.4%). When the game finished, the Aces finished 25 out of 68 from the floor which had them at 36.8%. The Aces allowed the Lynx to knock down 37 of 74 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 50.0% for this game. They finished the game shooting 41.4% from three-point range by going 12 out of 29 and finished the contest at 16 of 23 at the free throw line (69.6%). When talking about attacking the glass, Las Vegas permitted Minnesota to get 53 overall (15 offensive).
Kelsey Plum ended up having an impact for the Aces in this contest. She made 4 out of 12 in the game for a field goal rate of 33.3%, and had 2 rebounds. Plum had 12 points in her 25 mins on the court and totaled 5 dimes for the game.
Las Vegas has a mark of 15-6 this year. Las Vegas has accounted for 1,869 pts for the campaign (89.0 per game) and they pull in 36.1 boards per contest. The Aces are responsible for committing 15.9 personal fouls per contest while shooting 80.8% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Aces are connecting on 45.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 4th in the league. They are earning an assist 20.3 times per contest (6th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.7 times per contest. The Aces are ranked 9th in the WNBA in points allowed per contest with 84.0. The Las Vegas defense concedes 33.6% on 3-point attempts (188 of 560) and their opponents are making 79.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 20.8 assists and 37.2 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 9th and 11th in the WNBA. They are forcing 12.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.2% from the floor (5th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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