Las Vegas Aces (1-6) vs. Phoenix Mercury (6-3)
|Date & Time||Sunday June 10, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -14.5 -- Over/Under: 171
LEAGUE PASS, FSAZ+
The Las Vegas Aces and Phoenix Mercury meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Las Vegas Aces look for their first road victory of the season to rebound from a brutal 1-6 record. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 80.7 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 91 points on 45.2 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 20.9 points and 7.9 rebounds while Kayla McBride is averaging 14 points and 2.4 assists. Nia Coffey is the third double-digit scorer and Tamera Young is grabbing four rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 41.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have lost 11 of their last 12 road games.
The Phoenix Mercury look to keep the ball rolling while building on their four-game winning streak. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 84.4 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 82.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 21.3 points and 6.7 rebounds while Diana Taurasi is averaging 18.8 points and 4.7 assists. DeWanna Bonner is the third double-digit scorer and Sancho Lyttle is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 87.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.2 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Mercury have split their last four home games.
The Aces are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The Mercury are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Aces are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix, 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I'm never the guy who lays double-digit chalk often, as I always try to make a case for the underdog. The problem is the Las Vegas Aces have shown us very little this season, especially defensively where they are one of the worst teams in the league. On the road this season, Las Vegas is being outscored by 18.2 points and is allowing 93 points in those games. The Phoenix Mercury are playing their best ball of the young season and are shooting 51.6 percent from the field in their last five games. The Mercury could get double-digit points in this game if they wanted to.