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Connecticut Sun vs. Las Vegas Aces - 8/5/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Las Vegas Aces (12-14) vs. Connecticut Sun (15-12)
Date & Time Sunday August 5, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Connecticut Sun -9.5 -- Over/Under: 169.5
TV Channel
LEAGUE PASS, NBCSB
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WNBA | Las Vegas Aces (12-14) vs. Connecticut Sun (15-12)
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The Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Sun meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

The Las Vegas Aces need a big road victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 83.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 85.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 20.3 points and 8.5 rebounds while Kayla McBride is averaging 19.3 points and 3.2 assists. Tamera Young is the third double-digit scorer and Kelsey Plum is dishing 3.5 assists. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have won three straight road games.

The Connecticut Sun look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 85.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 80.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Chiney Ogwumike is averaging 14.4 points and 7.4 rebounds while Courtney Williams is averaging 12.9 points and 3.2 assists. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Alyssa Thomas is dishing 4.4 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have split their last six home games.

The Aces are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sun are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Aces are 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Las Vegas Aces have been a money making machine as of late in the underdog role, which includes winning five of the last seven games outright as an underdog. And as well as the Connecticut Sun have been playing as of late, it wasn't that long ago when they were getting their head bashed in on a nightly basis. Las Vegas also beat the Sun by four points when it scored 94 points and shot 49.3 percent from the field. The Las Vegas Aces are simply too good in the underdog role to turn down this many points.

Pick:
Las Vegas Aces +9.5

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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