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Las Vegas Aces vs. Connecticut Sun - 7/7/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Connecticut Sun (10-8) vs. Las Vegas Aces (7-12)
Date & Time Saturday July 7, 2018, 10:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Las Vegas Aces +4.5 -- Over/Under: 167.5
TV Channel
LEAGUE PASS, AT&T SPORTSNET - ROCKY MOUNTAIN, WCCT
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WNBA | Connecticut Sun (10-8) vs. Las Vegas Aces (7-12)
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The Connecticut Sun and Las Vegas Aces meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Mandalay Bay Event Center.

The Connecticut Sun could use a bounce back victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 86.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 82 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Chiney Ogwumike is averaging 15.3 points and 7.6 rebounds while Jasmine Thomas is averaging 12.8 points and 4.3 assists. Courtney Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Bentley is dishing 3.1 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.2 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost six of their last eight road games.

The Las Vegas Aces look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 81.4 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 85.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 20.3 points and 8.4 rebounds while Kayla McBride is averaging 18.5 points and 2.7 assists. Tamera Young is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Kelsey Plum is dishing 3.5 assists. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have split their last six home games.

The Sun are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Aces are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sun are 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Las Vegas, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Las Vegas.

The Connecticut Sun have been awful as of late, especially on the road, and it hasn't helped that Alyssa Thomas continues to miss time. I'm not sure how anybody can lay chalk with the Sun in their current form. The Las Vegas Aces have been hit or miss, but they're a young team that's gaining confidence and plays well at home in front of a decent home crowd. The points here are the only play, as Connecticut can't be trusted right now.

Pick:
Las Vegas Aces +4.5

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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