Minnesota Lynx (16-13) vs. Las Vegas Aces (12-17)
|Date & Time||Thursday August 9, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Las Vegas Aces -1 -- Over/Under: 162.5
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The Minnesota Lynx and Las Vegas Aces meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Mandalay Bay Event Center.
The Minnesota Lynx look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 12 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 78.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 77.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 17.8 points and 2.4 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 17 points and 11.6 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have split their last six road games.
The Las Vegas Aces need a bounce back victory here in order to snap a three-game losing streak. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 84.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 87 points on 44.8 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 20.4 points and 8.3 rebounds while Kayla McBride is averaging 19.2 points and 3.2 assists. Tamera Young is grabbing five rebounds and Kelsey Plum is dishing 3.9 assists. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have won four of their last six home games.
The Lynx are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Aces are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. Western Conference and 21-8-3 ATS in their last 32 Thursday games. The Lynx are 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Las Vegas.
We've been backing the Las Vegas Aces a lot lately and it's paid off, and this is a bigger game for them as they need as many wins as possible to sneak back into the playoff picture. The Minnesota Lynx are as inconsistent as all hell and are still dealing with the injury to Rebekkah Brunson. With all that said, the Lynx are still the better, more experienced team and those clubs usually find a way to win this time of year. Teams are making that playoff push and watching the standings. This is where the contenders seperate themselves from the pretenders. I love watching the Aces play, but I have to take the Lynx and the free point.