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Las Vegas Aces vs. Chicago Sky - 7/5/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Sky (6-11) vs. Las Vegas Aces (6-12)
Date & Time Thursday July 5, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Las Vegas Aces -3 -- Over/Under: 173
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WNBA | Chicago Sky (6-11) vs. Las Vegas Aces (6-12)
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The Chicago Sky and Las Vegas Aces meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Mandalay Bay Event Center.

The Chicago Sky could use a bounce back win here after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 81.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 88.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 17.1 points and 2.5 assists while Diamond DeShields is averaging 13.9 points and 5.1 rebounds. Cheyenne Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Vandersloot is dishing 7.4 assists. The Chicago Sky are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have lost five of their last six road games.

The Las Vegas Aces look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 81.9 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 85.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 20.1 points and 8.7 rebounds while Kayla McBride is averaging 17.9 points and 2.4 assists. Tamera Young is the their double-digit scorer and Kelsey Plum is dishing 3.5 assists. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have lost four of their last six home games.

The Sky are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Aces are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss, 20-7-3 ATS in their last 30 Thursday games and 28-11 ATS in their last 39 vs. Eastern Conference. The Sky are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings.

The Chicago Sky have been hot garbage for much of the season, but even worse on the road where they're being outscored by 9.9 points. The Las Vegas Aces have been hit or miss this season, but they've played their best ball at home and the offensive production has picked up the last couple of weeks. The home team has also won seven of the last eight games against the Sky and Aces. I'll lay the bucket here with the home team.

Las Vegas Aces -3

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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