Date/Time: 07-02-2018 15:00 EDT
Spread: Las Vegas Aces -9.5
In this multi-conference battle, two teams on completely different courses for the past week face off, when the struggling Chicago Sky, looking to end their current losing streak and return to the winning ways, are hosting the team with the best record currently in the West, the Las Vegas Aces, who want to turn their latest victory into a streak.
Sky are 6-6 (6-5-1 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on the 3rd place of the Eastern Conference. They are 1-4 in their last 5 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by the Sparks on the road, 69-94. Aces are 7-5 (4-8 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on top of the Western Conference. They are 3-1 in their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against the Fever at home in overtime, 102-97.
Top Basketball BookmakersChicago are led in scoring by Diamond DeShields with 14.8 ppg, adding 5.8 boards per game. She is followed by Alli Quigley with 12 ppg. Adding 3 boards and 2.7 dimes per game. Courtney Vandersloot adds 10.2 ppg, 4.7 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 7.7 per game. Las Vegas are led in scoring by A’ja Wilson with 17.2 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounding with 7.7 per game, while Liz Cambage follows with 14.8 ppg, adding 7.2 rebounds per game. Kayla McBride adds 14.7 ppg and 4.8 rebounds per game.
Las Vegas led Chicago 2-1 wins last year, being victorious in the only game in Las Vegas by 4 points. Las Vegas have a 5-2 home record, while Chicago have a 2-4 road record. Las Vegas have the second-best offense in the league with 82.1 ppg to Chicago’s 78.4 and they also have a better defense, allowing 77.9 ppg to Chicago’s 82.4. Chicago have a better accuracy both from the field (43.6% to 43.2%) and from behind the arc (34.8% to 34.1%) and they also commit fewer turnovers per game (15.9 to 16.3). Las Vegas on the other hand dish more assists (21.2 to 19.5) and grab more rebounds (41.5 to 36.2). Las Vegas are the favorite but expect the guests to force a closer game than 10 points on the road.
Chicago Sky vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction: Chicago Sky +9.5 (-109)