Date/Time: 07-05-2018 22:30 EDT
Spread: Las Vegas Aces -1.5
The two best squads of each conference are clashing tonight, when the best in the East Washington Mystics, looking to extend their current lengthy winning streak, are hosting the best in the West Las Vegas Aces, who have lost only once in their last 5 games and want to continue on the winning ways.
Mystics are 9-3 (8-4 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on top of the Eastern Conference. They have won their last 5 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against the Sun at home, 102-59. Aces are 8-5 (4-9 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on top of the Western Conference. They are 4-1 in their last 5 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against the Sky, 90-82.
Top Basketball BookmakersWashington are led in scoring by Elena Delle Donne with 17.2 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounding with 8.9 per game, while Emma Meesseman follows with 13.3 ppg, adding 4.3 rebounds per game. Ariel Atkins adds 12.2 ppg. Las Vegas are led in scoring by A’ja Wilson with 17.1 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounding with 7.3 per game, while Liz Cambage follows with 14.9 ppg, adding 7.3 rebounds per game. Kayla McBride adds 14.8 ppg and 4.8 rebounds per game.
In their latest matchup earlier this year Washington were victorious on the road by 23 points. Las Vegas have a 6-2 home record, while Washington have a 5-2 road record. Those two teams are the best in the league offensively, with Washington leading with 86.8 ppg and Las Vegas following second with 82.7. Washington also have a better defense, allowing 73.2 ppg to Las Vegas’ 78.2 and a better accuracy from the field. (45.7% to 44%). Both squads are very close both in accuracy from behind the arc (35.4% to 35.2%) and in assists per game (21.6 to 21.3), while Las Vegas grab more rebounds (40.4 to 33.7) and Washington commit fewer turnovers per game (12.1 to 16.1). Washington are as hot as it gets right now so pick them for the road victory in this one.
Washington Mystics vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction: Washington Mystics +1.5 (-113)