Minnesota Lynx (6-6) vs. Las Vegas Aces (5-9)
|Date & Time||Sunday June 24, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Las Vegas Aces +9 -- Over/Under: 163.5
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The Minnesota Lynx and Las Vegas Aces meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Mandalay Bay Event Center.
The Minnesota Lynx look for a fourth straight victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 79.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 79.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 18.5 points and 2.6 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 17.4 points and 12.1 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have lost four of their last six road games.
The Las Vegas Aces look for a statement victory after winning four of their last six games. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 81 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 84.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 20.8 points and 8.6 rebounds while Kayla McBride is averaging 17.2 points and 2.3 assists. Kelsey Plum is dishing 3.3 assists and Tamera Young is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have lost three of their last five home games.
The Lynx are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Aces are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Lynx are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Las Vegas, 13-6-2 ATS in the last 21 meetings and the over is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings.
The Minnesota Lynx are slowly starting to turn things around and are coming off a beatdown over the Phoenix Mercury. However, even with four straight wins, the Lynx are only outscoring teams by 5.4 points in their last five games. I'm not to the point I'm ready to say the Lynx are back and laying big numbers with confidence. The Las Vegas Aces are a young club that's playing their best ball of the season and are averaging 86.8 points at home. This is a lot of points to pass up. Give me the Aces to keep this game within single digits.