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Las Vegas Aces vs. Phoenix Mercury - 8/20/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Phoenix Mercury at Las Vegas Aces
Date & Time Tuesday August 20, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Line
The Line: Las Vegas Aces -6.5 -- Over/Under: 161.5
TV Channel
TWITTER, MYLVTV
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The Phoenix Mercury and Las Vegas Aces meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 75.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 75.1 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 19.4 points and seven rebounds while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18.3 points and 7.6 rebounds. Leilani Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Yvonne Turner is dishing 2.6 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 86.2 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have lost five of their last six road games.

The Las Vegas Aces look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 82 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 76.8 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Liz Cambage is averaging 15.8 points and 8.3 rebounds while A'ja Wilson is averaging 15.4 points and 6.6 rebounds. Kayla McBride is the third double-digit scorer and Dearica Hamby is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Las Vegas  Aces are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have won nine of their last 11 home games.

The Mercury are 9-19 ATS in their last 28 Tuesday games, 21-10-1 ATS in their last 32 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Aces are 4-13-1 ATS in their last 18 games following a straight up win, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win. The Mercury are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Las Vegas and 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The over is 4-0-1 in Aces last 5 overall. The under is 7-3 in Mercury last 10 road games.

Griner is expected to return from suspension, so that's a big boost for the Mercury. However, Phoenix has been awful on the road all year, which includes losses in five of its last six and shooting just 40.4 percent from the field. The Las Vegas Aces are healthy again and are fresh off a game where they lit up the Chicago Sky for 100 points. In their last three games overall, the Aces are averaging 94.3 points. If that continues, the Aces should cruise to a double-digit victory. 

Pick:
Las Vegas Aces -6.5

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