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Las Vegas Aces vs. New York Liberty - 6/22/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Liberty (4-6) vs. Las Vegas Aces (4-9)
Date & Time Friday June 22, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Las Vegas Aces +2 -- Over/Under: 159
TV Channel
ESPN2
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WNBA | New York Liberty (4-6) vs. Las Vegas Aces (4-9)
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The New York Liberty and Las Vegas Aces meet Friday in WNBA action at the Mandalay Bay Event Center.

The New York Liberty look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last eight games. The New York Liberty are averaging 78 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 80.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 21.6 points and seven rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 12.2 points and 1.9 assists. Shavonte Zellous is grabbing 2.9 rebounds and Bria Hartley is dishing 4.3 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost two of their last three road games.

The Las Vegas Aces hope to stay hot after winning three of their last five games. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 80.3 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 85.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 20.8 points and 8.2 rebounds while Kayla McBride is averaging 16.3 points and 2.4 assists. Nia Coffey is the third double-digit scorer and Tamera Young is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have lost three of their last four home games.

The Liberty are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Aces are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Liberty are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Las Vegas, 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Aces just beat the New York Liberty on the road by 15 points a week ago, and they're currently playing their best ball of the season. The Liberty aren't playing great ball overall, and they're giving up 82 points on the road on almost 45 percent shooting, so I'm not sure why they're the favorites on the road. It's a young team starting to find itself, national TV game and Vegas has done a great job of showing support for its new club. it's hard not to take the Aces to win this game outright. Give me Las Vegas.

Pick:
Las Vegas Aces +2

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