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Connecticut Sun vs. Las Vegas Aces - 8/23/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Las Vegas Aces at Connecticut Sun
Date & Time Friday August 23, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Mohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville, Connecticut
The Line
The Line: Connecticut Sun -2 -- Over/Under: 161.5
TV Channel
NBA TV, NESN+, NBA TV CANADA
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The Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Sun meet Friday in WNBA action at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

The Las Vegas Aces look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 82.1 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 76.9 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Liz Cambage is averaging 16.2 points and 8.6 rebounds while A'ja Wilson is averaging 16.1 points and 6.6 rebounds. Kayla McBride is the third double-digit scorer and Dearica Hamby is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Las Vegas  Aces are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.4 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have won five of their last seven road games.

The Connecticut Sun look for a statement win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 78.6 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 75.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Jonquel Jones is averaging 14.8 points and 10.3 rebounds while Courtney Williams is averaging 12 points and 3.4 assists. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Alyssa Thomas is dishing 3.1 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won seven straight home games.

The Aces are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The Sun are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Aces are 4-9-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 8-2 in Sun last 10 vs. Western Conference. The under is 7-3-1 in Aces last 11 road games.

We're probably getting the better team and free points, but the Connecticut Sun are a different team at home where they've won seven straight and win by an average of 10.1 points on the season. Eight of the Suns 11 covers this season have also come at home. I'll lay the bucket in this intriguing battle between two playoff teams.

Pick:
Connecticut Sun -2

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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