Date/Time: 06-19-2018 22:00 EDT
Spread: Las Vegas Aces -3.5
In this battle between two teams from opposing conferences coming off victories in their latest matchups, the Washington Mystics, who want to continue on the winning ways after ending their previous losing streak, are visiting the Las Vegas Aces, who are looking to extend their current small winning streak.
Mystics are 5-3 (4-4 ATS) so far in the league and are sitting on the 3rd place of the Eastern Conference. In their latest matchup they ended a 2-game defeat streak with a road victory against the Sparks, 81-52. Aces are 4-3 (3-4 ATS) so far in the league and are tied with the Sparks 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 Lynx on the road, 80-75.
Top Basketball BookmakersWashington are led in scoring by Elena Delle Donne with 14 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounding with 8.6 per game, while Emma Meesseman follows with 13.3 ppg, adding 4.3 rebounds per game. Ariel Atkins adds 11.4 ppg. Las Vegas are led in scoring by Kayla McBride with 18 ppg. She also adds 5.1 rebounds per game, while Liz Cambage follows with 15 ppg, adding 6.5 rebounds per game. A’ja Wilson adds 13.4 ppg and a team high 8 rebounds per game.
Washington led Las Vegas 2-1 wins last year with the Aces being victorious at home with an 85-73 score. Las Vegas have a 2-1 home record, while Washington have a 2-2 road record. Both squads have identical offenses with 84.4 ppg each, while Washington have a better defense, allowing 75 ppg to Las Vegas’ 76.1. Washington have a better accuracy from the field (44% to 43.6%), while Las Vegas have a better accuracy from behind the arc (37.9% to 34.3%). Las Vegas grab more rebounds (42.1 to 32.6), while Washington dish more assists (21.5 to 19.6) and commit fewer turnovers per game (12.4 to 16.7). Aces have been playing better so far this season and expect them to get away with a win by more than 4 points today.
Washington Mystics vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction: Las Vegas Aces -3.5 (-114)