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Las Vegas Aces vs. Indiana Fever - 7/22/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indiana Fever (3-21) vs. Las Vegas Aces (11-13)
Date & Time Sunday July 22, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Las Vegas Aces -8.5 -- Over/Under: 166
TV Channel
LEAGUE PASS, AT&T SPORTSNET - ROCKY MOUNTAIN
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WNBA | Indiana Fever (3-21) vs. Las Vegas Aces (11-13)
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The Indiana Fever and Las Vegas Aces meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Mandalay Bay Event Center.

The Indiana Fever have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since June 15-18 of last year. The Indiana Fever are averaging 75.3 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 84.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Candice Dupree is averaging 13.5 points and 6.4 rebounds while Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 13 points and 2.6 assists. Cappie Pondexter is the third double-digit scorer and Natalie Achonwa is gabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Las Vegas Aces look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 82.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 85 points on 43.6 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 19.8 points and 8.9 rebounds while Kayla McBride is averaging 19.5 points and three assists. Tamera Young is the third double-digit scorer and Kelsey Plum is dishing 3.5 assists. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have split their last six home games.

The Fever are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Aces are 30-12 ATS in their last 42 vs. Eastern Conference, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Fever are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Seems like oddmakers have caught on to our Las Vegas Aces, as we've made a killing backing this young team, especially as big underdogs where they've won outright. We're now being hit with a big number, but we're not budging, as the Indiana Fever have failed to cover nine of their last 12 games as an underdog of at least five points. The Fever get boatload of free points every game and rarely come close to covering. These young Aces are playing with confidence and should be ready to win a game against lesser comp after pulling off big upsets. I'll lay the big number, even if it's more of a fade from the Fever than anything else.

Pick:
Las Vegas Aces -8.5

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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