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Minnesota Lynx vs. Las Vegas Aces - 7/13/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Las Vegas Aces (9-12) vs. Minnesota Lynx (12-8)
Date & Time Friday July 13, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Minnesota Lynx -10 -- Over/Under: 164
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WNBA | Las Vegas Aces (9-12) vs. Minnesota Lynx (12-8)
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The Las Vegas Aces and Minnesota Lynx meet Friday in WNBA action at the Target Center.

The Las Vegas Aces look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 82.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 84.9 points on 44 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 20.6 points and 8.5 rebounds while Kayla McBride is averaging 18.9 points and 2.8 assists. Tamera Young is the third double-digit scorer and Kelsey Plum is dishing 3.7 assists. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have won four of their last six road games.

The Minnesota Lynx look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 79.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 76.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 19 points and 2.6 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 17.4 points and 11.8 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won five of their last six home games.

The Aces are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. Western Conference. The Lynx are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Aces are 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings, the over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Minnesota and the over is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings.

The Las Vegas Aces are starting to grow on me, as they're a young club that's starting to tap into their potential and learning how to finish games. The Aces are going to struggle against the top teams in this league in the short term, but they compete and are worth a look when getting points. The Minnesota Lynx have owned the Aces over the years, but they've failed to cover their last four games as a double-digit favorite, and they're just 1-6 ATS this season when favored by at least 7.5 points. This could easily be a blowout, as the Aces aren't consistent enough yet, but I like the trends here. I'll take a stab with the free buckets.

Las Vegas Aces +10

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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