In this all-Western battle between two teams sitting on opposite sides of the conference table, the second Phoenix Mercury (6-3), looking to extend their current winning streak, are hosting the last Las Vegas Aces (1-6), who want to end a losing streak of their own. WNBA Las Vegas Aces vs Phoenix Mercury Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 06-10-2017 18:00 EDT
Spread: Phoenix Mercury -13.5
Phoenix Mercury have a 6-3 record on the season. The Mercury currently sit in second place of the West and third overall in the WNBA as a whole. They have four consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against the Chicago Sky with a 96-79 score, beating the odds They are led in scoring by Brittney Griner with 21.3 ppg. Griner adds a team high 6.7 boards per game. She is followed by Diana Taurasi with 18.8 ppg and a team high 4.66 dimes per game. DeWanna Bonner adds 16.2 ppg and 5.6 rebounds per game.
Las Vegas Aces have a 1-6 record on the season. Vegas rests in last place of the West and second to last in the league overall. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost at home against the Atlanta Dream with an 83-87 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by A’ja Wilson with 20.6 ppg, adding a team high 7.9 boards per game. She is followed by Kayla McBride with 14 ppg, while Nia Coffey adds 11.8 ppg.
Mercury won all three meetings against the San Antonio Stars last season, winning the only home game with an 81-64 score. The Mercury are 2-2 at home so far this season, while Aces are 0-4 on the road. Mercury are better offensively, scoring 84.4 ppg to Aces’ 80.7, while Aces have the worst defense in the league, allowing 91 ppg to Mercury’s 82.1.
Club Mercury have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with a league-best of 48.4% to Aces’ 42.2% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 34.8% to Aces’ league-low of 29.6%. They are also better in assists made, with 21 to Aces’ 18.1 and in turnovers committed (13.4 to 15.6), while Aces are only better in rebounding, grabbing 34.6 to Mercury’s second-worse of 28.2. Aces are one of the weakest squads of the league and Vegas odds give the Mercury a -13.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home victory.
Las Vegas Aces vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction: Phoenix Mercury -13.5 (-113)
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WNBA Las Vegas Aces vs Phoenix Mercury Spread and Prediction