Date/Time: 07-13-2018 19:00 EDT
Spread: Washington Mystics -4.5
The best team of the East faces the best of the West in tonight’s matchup, when the team with the best record currently in the league, the Las Vegas Aces, looking to extend their current lengthy winning streak, are hosting the best in the East Washington Mystics, who on the other hand want to end a losing streak of their own.
Aces are 10-5 (5-10 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on top of the league. They are 6-1 in their last 7 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against the Fever on the road, 74-71. Mystics are 9-5 (8-6 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on top of the East. They have lost their last 2 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by the Mercury at home, 68-91.
Top Basketball BookmakersLas Vegas are led in scoring by A’ja Wilson with 16.4 ppg. She also adds 7.1 rebounds per game, while Liz Cambage follows with 15.6 ppg and leading the team in rebounding with 7.5 per game. Kayla McBride adds 15.3 ppg and 4.9 rebounds per game. Washington are led in scoring by Elena Delle Donne with 15.8 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounding with 8.2 per game, while Kristi Toliver follows with 11.9 ppg, adding 3 rebounds and leading the team in assists made with 5.6 per game. Ariel Atkins adds 11.8 ppg.
In their latest matchup previously this year Washington were victorious on the road by 23 points. Washington have a 4-2 home record, while Las Vegas have a 4-3 road record. Washington have the best offense in the league with 85.1 ppg and Las Vegas follow second with 82.6. Both squads have almost identical defenses, allowing 76.2 and 76.4 ppg respectively. Washington have a better accuracy from the field (45.2% to 43.5%), while Las Vegas have a better accuracy from behind the arc (36.2% to 33.7%). Washington commit fewer turnovers (11.3 to 14.9), while Las Vegas dish more assists (20.9 to 20.5) and grab more rebounds per game (38.4 to 32.1). Las Vegas are coming in hot and expect them to give a hard time to the hosts and force a close game today.
Las Vegas Aces vs Washington Mystics Prediction: Las Vegas Aces +4.5 (-110)