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Las Vegas Aces vs. Chicago Sky - 9/15/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Sky at Las Vegas Aces
Date & Time Sunday September 15, 2019, 5:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Thomas & Mack Center
Las Vegas, NV
The Line
The Line: Las Vegas Aces -3 -- Over/Under: 173.5
TV Channel
ESPN2, TSN2
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The Chicago Sky and Las Vegas Aces meet Sunday in the second round of the WNBA playoffs at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The Chicago Sky look for another playoff win after smoking the Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday. The Chicago Sky are averaging 85.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 83.1 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Diamond DeShields is averaging 16.2 points and 5.5 rebounds while Allie Quigley is averaging 13.8 points and 2.5 assists. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have won five of their last eight road games.

The Las Vegas Aces haven’t played in a week and have split their last eight games. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 82.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 78.8 points on 39.9 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 16.5 points and 6.4 rebounds while Liz Cambage is averaging 15.9 points and 8.2 rebounds. Kayla McBride is the third double-digit scorer and Dearica Hamby is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have won their last four home games.

The Sky are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Aces are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 Sunday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sky are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Las Vegas and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 9-2-1 in Aces last 12 overall. The over is 38-18-2 in Sky last 58 overall.

The Las Vegas Aces have had trouble fulfilling expectations and covering numbers all season, and they don't head into the playoffs playing well. The Chicago Sky have been one of the bigger surprises all season and have an explosive offense that can run any team out of the gym when things are clicking. With that said, Las Vegas wins at home by an average of 5.8 points, while the Sky lose on the road by an average of 2.8 points. Las Vegas has also won four of the last five meetings against the Sky, including a 15-point win on the road last month. The Aces get whatever they want offensively against the Sky. I'll gladly lay the bucket. 

Pick:
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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