Las Vegas Aces vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 6/8/2023 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
TV: WNBA League Pass
The Connecticut Sun (6-1) host the Las Vegas Aces (6-0) at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday.
The Las Vegas Aces took the court against the Connecticut Sun and earned the victory with a final of 90-84 in their last contest. Las Vegas walked away from the game with a 50.8% field goal percentage (32 of 63) and knocked down 4 out of their 15 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Aces knocked down 22 of 26 attempts for a rate of 84.6%. When it comes to getting rebounds, they earned 31 with 5 of them being offensive. They also distributed 25 assists for the game in addition to creating 15 turnovers and earning 9 steals. Regarding defense, Las Vegas allowed the other team to shoot 40.8% from the floor on 29 of 71 shooting. Connecticut totaled 10 dimes and had 6 steals for the contest. Additionally, Connecticut pulled down 34 rebounds (10 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Connecticut finished shooting 69.6% at the charity stripe by converting 16 of their 23 attempts. They made 10 of their 26 shots from downtown.
A'ja Wilson is one player who came through for the game. She walked away with 23 points on 9 of 13 shooting. She was on the court for 35 mins and totaled 10 rebounds. Wilson finished 69.2% from the floor and also earned 1 assist.
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Las Vegas heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-0 on the year. They are averaging 93.7 points per outing (1st in the league) while hitting 48.1% from the floor. The Aces are shooting 35.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (54 of 154) and 81.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Las Vegas is snagging 37.8 boards per game and has earned 128 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 4th in the league in terms of passing. They cough up possession 11.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 15.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Aces are forcing their opponents into 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.2 fouls. The Aces are allowing a FG percentage of 39.5% (82 of 115) and they concede 35.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 7th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 112 conceded for the season. They relinquish 38.1% on three-point shots and they rank 1st in the WNBA in points per game allowed (75.7).
In their last game, the Connecticut Sun took a defeat with a final score of 90-84 when they faced the Las Vegas Aces. The Sun corralled 24 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 34 in this contest. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Aces had 17 personal fouls for this game which took the Sun to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They were able to bury 16 of the free throw tries for a rate of 69.6%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, Connecticut knocked down 10 of 26 tries (38.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the Sun went 29 out of 71 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.8%. The Sun allowed the Aces to knock down 32 out of their 63 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.8% in the matchup. They went 26.7% from beyond the perimeter by going 4 of 15 and ended up shooting 22 of 26 from the free throw line (84.6%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Connecticut permitted Las Vegas to grab 31 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Rebecca Allen ended up having an impact for the Sun in the game. She converted 8 of 11 for this game giving her a field goal percentage of 72.7%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. Allen tallied 22 points in her 21 mins on the hardwood and had 2 dimes for the matchup.
Connecticut has a win-loss record of 6-1 for the year. Connecticut has earned 553 pts on the campaign (79.0 per contest) and they pull in 37.1 rebounds per contest. The Sun have committed 18.7 fouls per game and they hit 75.9% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Sun are connecting on 41.0% from the field, which ranks them 7th in the league. They are assisting teammates 19.4 times per contest (6th in the WNBA) and they are turning it over 12.9 times per contest. The Sun defensively are ranked 3rd in the league in points allowed per game with 76.1. They are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.8% from the field (4th in basketball). The Connecticut defense surrenders 29.2% on 3-point shots (47 of 161) and opponents are making 79.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 17.9 assists and 35.3 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 3rd and 7th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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