Las Vegas Aces vs Atlanta Dream Prediction, 6/2/2023 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Friday, June 2, 2023
Location: Gateway Center in College Park, GA
TV: Youtube TV
The Atlanta Dream (2-2) host the Las Vegas Aces (4-0) at Gateway Center on Friday.
The Las Vegas Aces took the court against the Minnesota Lynx and earned the victory with a final of 94-73 in their last game. Las Vegas walked away from the contest with a 44.4% field goal percentage (32 of 72) and knocked down 14 of their 39 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Aces converted 16 of 17 tries for a percentage of 94.1%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 36 with 4 of them being offensive. They also doled out 25 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When talking about the defense, Las Vegas allowed their opponent to shoot 36.6% from the field on 26 of 71 shooting. Minnesota dished out 8 dimes and had 4 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Minnesota grabbed 40 rebounds (8 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Minnesota went 82.4% when shooting free throws by converting 14 of 17 tries. They buried 7 out of their 21 shots from beyond the arc.
Chelsea Gray is one player who was a major contributor for this contest. She ended up scoring 19 points on 7 of 10 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 32 minutes and also grabbed 5 rebounds. Gray finished the game shooting 70.0% from the floor and also totaled 10 dimes.
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Las Vegas enters this game with a record of 4-0 for the season. The Aces are connecting on 39.3% on 3-point shots (44 of 112) and 83.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 96.5 points per outing (1st in the WNBA) while connecting on 49.3% from the floor. They are turning it over 13.3 times per contest and as a unit are committing 16.5 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Las Vegas is snagging 40.3 boards per game and has tallied 90 dimes this season, which is 4th in the league in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Aces are able to force 14.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. They are giving up 32.5% on 3-point attempts while they are 1st in the league in points per game from their opponents (71.8). The Aces are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 36.9% (56 of 71) and they concede 33.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 5th in basketball in giving up assists with 69 relinquished on the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Atlanta Dream got the victory with a final of 83-65 when they faced the Chicago Sky. The Dream corralled 35 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in the game. They turned the ball over 9 times, while earning 8 steals for the matchup. The Sky earned 15 fouls in the matchup which got the Dream to the free throw line for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to convert 18 of those for a rate of 75.0%. In reference to three-point attempts, Atlanta made 5 of 13 attempts (38.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Dream shot 30 for 70 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.9%. The Dream allowed the Sky to convert 25 of 77 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 32.5% for the contest. They went 30.0% from three-point range by shooting 6 of 20 and ended up going 9 out of 11 from the free throw line (81.8%). In reference to rebounding, Atlanta permitted Chicago to grab 44 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Rhyne Howard ended up being important for the Dream in the game. She converted 8 of 11 for this game for a field goal percentage of 72.7%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. Howard tallied 20 points in her 29 minutes on the court and accounted for 1 assist in this contest.
Atlanta has a record of 2-2 for the campaign. As an offense, the Dream are connecting on 39.5% from the field, which ranks them 10th in basketball. Atlanta has totaled 331 pts so far this year (82.8 per game) and they average 37.0 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 17.5 times per contest (10th in the WNBA) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per contest. The Dream commit 16.8 personal fouls per game and they hit 82.6% from the free throw line. The Dream on the defensive end are ranked 6th in the WNBA in PPG given up with 79.3. They have forced 14.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 39.8% from the field (4th in the league). The Atlanta defense surrenders 32.3% on shots from 3-point land (32 of 99) and their opponents are making 79.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 18.0 dimes and 40.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 4th and 12th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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