Las Vegas Aces (12-15) vs. Atlanta Dream (18-10)
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 7, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Atlanta Dream -8 -- Over/Under: 166.5
NBA TV, FOX SPORTS SOUTH
The Las Vegas Aces and Atlanta Dream meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the McCamish Pavilion.
The Las Vegas Aces need a bounce back victory here after splitting their last six games. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 83.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 86.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 20.5 points and 8.3 rebounds while Kayla McBride is averaging 19.2 points and 3.2 assists. Tamera Young is the third double-digit scorer and Kelsey Plum is dishing 3.6 assists. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have won four of their last six road games.
The Atlanta Dream look to keep the ball rolling after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 79.6 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 78.2 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 17.7 points and 3.4 rebounds while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 16.3 points and three assists. Renee Montgomery is dishing 3.4 assists and Brittney Sykes is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 29.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won six of their last seven home games.
The Aces are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Dream are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Aces are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta, 15-3 ATS in the last 18 meetings and the under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
We've seen the Las Vegas Aces thrive in the underdog role, but we've seen the last few days the teams we expect to make a playoff push, make that playoff push. The teams that need to win are starting to win and win big. There's only so many regular season game left. You can make an arguement the Atlanta Dream are the hottest team in the league, and during this SU winning stretch, they're covering whatever number you put in front of them. Six of seven covers at home and 13 covers in their last 16 games overall. Yes, the Atlanta Dream are a team I'm trying to blindly fade at the moment.