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Washington Mystics vs. Las Vegas Aces - 8/3/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Las Vegas Aces (12-14) vs. Washington Mystics (15-11)
Date & Time Friday August 3, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Washington Mystics -7.5 -- Over/Under: 170.5
TV Channel
NBA TV, NBCSWA
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The Las Vegas Aces and Washington Mystics meet Friday in WNBA action at the Capital One Arena.

The Las Vegas Aces need a big road victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 83.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 85.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 20.3 points and 8.5 rebounds while Kayla McBride is averaging 19.3 points and 3.2 assists. Tamera Young is the third double-digit scorer and Kelsey Plum is dishing 3.5 assists. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have won three straight road games.

The Washington Mystics look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 10 games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 84.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 82.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 20.9 points and 7.5 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 13.4 points and 4.5 assists. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and LaToya Sanders is grabbing six rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 86 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won five of their last seven home games.

The Aces are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mystics are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Aces are 11-2 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Washington, 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.

The Las Vegas Aces layed an unexpected egg against the Mercury, but they're still a team that's covered five of their last six games as an underdog. Las Vegas also beat Washington by 12 points in the last meeting back in June. The Washington Mystics have covered five of their last seven games as a favorite of at least five points, but they're outscoring teams by just 2.5 points at home this season and are still struggling defensively. The value here is with the Aces and the points given the way they've thrived in the underdog role.

Pick:
Las Vegas Aces +7.5

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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