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Las Vegas Aces vs. New York Liberty - 6/14/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Liberty at Las Vegas Aces
Date & Time Friday June 14, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Line
The Line: Las Vegas Aces -10.5 -- Over/Under: 166
TV Channel
LEAGUE PASS, MYLVTV
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The New York Liberty and Las Vegas Aces meet Friday in WNBA action at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

The New York Liberty look for a third straight win to rebound from a 2-4 start. The New York Liberty are averaging 79.7 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 82 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 21.3 points and 9.2 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 14.2 points and 2.5 assists. Asia Durr is the third double-digit scorer and Bria Hartley is grabbing five rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 28.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty haven’t won a road game since July 11 of last year.

The Las Vegas Aces need a win here to get back to a .500 record. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 82.2 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 78.6 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Kayla McBride is averaging 17.2 points and five rebounds while Liz Cambage is averaging 14.8 points and 6.5 rebounds. A'ja Wilson is the third double-digit scorer and Dearica Hamby is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have split their last six home games.

The Liberty are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Aces are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Friday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss. The Liberty are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Las Vegas and 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Aces last 6 overall. The under is 6-1 in Liberty last 7 vs. Western Conference.

The New York Liberty have just beaten two good teams back-to-back in the underdog role, which includes a 10-point win over these Aces, a game in which they allowed just 35.4 percent shooting. The Liberty are a much better team than their record indicates, it's just a matter of getting back to their defensive identity.  The Las Vegas Aces are the more talented team and will figure things out eventually, but a club that's lost three of their last four shouldn't be laying double-digit chalk. I'll take the Liberty and the free points.

Pick:
New York Liberty +10.5

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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