Indiana Fever (5-25) vs. Las Vegas Aces (12-18)
|Date & Time||Saturday August 11, 2018, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Las Vegas Aces -9.5 -- Over/Under: 167.5
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The Indiana Fever and Las Vegas Aces meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Mandalay Bay Event Center.
The Indiana Fever could use a feel good victory here after losing six of their last eight games. The Indiana Fever are averaging 75.3 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 84.3 points on 47 percent shooting. Candice Dupree is averaging 14.2 points and 6.5 rebounds while Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 12.8 points and 2.6 assists. Cappie Pondexter is the third double-digit scorer and Natalie Achonwa is gabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Las Vegas Aces need a victory here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 83.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 87.1 points on 45 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 20.3 points and 8.2 rebounds while Kayla McBride is averaging 18.7 points and 3.2 assists. Tamera Young is the third double-digit scorer and Kelsey Plum is dishing 3.9 assists. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have split their last six home games.
The Fever are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss and 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Aces are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games, 12-5 ATS in their last 17 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Fever are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Las Vegas, 0-7 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Indiana Fever are simply counting the days until the offseason and are piling up the blowout losses in the process. The Fever are also on the end of a rare back-to-back, which doesn't help when going up against a young team with fresh legs. The Las Vegas Aces need a victory here in order to have any shot of staying in the playoff race. I don't want to lay this much chalk with a hit or miss team like the Aces, but the Fever have give us no reason to trust them, and every time I take the points with them, they burn me. So, give me the Aces by double digits.