Date/Time: 08-03-2018 20:00 EDT
Spread: Dallas Wings +5.5
In this all-Western battle between two teams sitting on opposite sides of the conference, the last Dallas Wings (6-15), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the team with the best record in the West, the Las Vegas Aces (14-7), who on the other side want to bounce back after their latest defeat.
Dallas Wings have a 6-15 record (11-10 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the Western Conference. In their last game they snapped a six-game losing streak by winning at home against New York with an 87-64 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Arike Ogunbowale with 14.6 ppg, while Kayla Thornton follows with 10.9 ppg and 5.8 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersLas Vegas Aces have a 14-7 record (8-13 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the first place of the Western Conference. In their last game they saw a three-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against Los Angeles with a 68-76 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by A’ja Wilson with 15.8 ppg, adding 6.6 boards per game. She is followed by Liz Cambage with 15 ppg and a team high 8.2 boards per game.
In their two previous meetings earlier this season the Aces won home twice by an average of 25 points. Wings are 6-5 at home so far season, while the Aces are 5-5 on the road. Aces are better both offensively, scoring a third-best of 81 ppg to Wings’ second-worse of 69.9 and defensively, allowing 74.4 ppg to Wings’ 75. Aces have better percentages both in field goals (43% to 38.1%) and in 3-pointers (37.5% to 29.8%). They are also better in dimes made (20.7 to 16.1) and in boards grabbed (38.2 to 36.5), while both teams are almost equal in turnovers committed (14.9 to 15.1). Bookmakers give the Aces a -5.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds once again against an inferior Wings squad.
Las Vegas Aces vs Dallas Wings Prediction: Las Vegas Aces -5.5 (-113)