Phoenix Mercury vs. Las Vegas Aces - 7/31/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Las Vegas Aces vs. Phoenix Mercury
Friday, July 31, 2020 at 10:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury +5.5 -- Over/Under: 175 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Las Vegas Aces and Phoenix Mercury meet Friday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Las Vegas Aces look for a victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 93 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 79 points on 43.1 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 21.5 points and 11 rebounds while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds. Dearica Hamby is the third double-digit scorer and Kayla McBride is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 25.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Mercury need a victory here to rebound from a rough 0-2 start. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 88 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.5 points on 53.6 percent shooting. Bria Hartley is averaging 18.5 points and four rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 15.5 points and eight rebounds. Skylar Diggins-Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Diana Taurasi is dishing 2.5 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 45 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game.
The Aces are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mercury are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 15-5 ATS in their last 20 Friday games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 13-4-2 in Aces last 19 overall. The over is 4-0 in Mercury last 4 overall. The Aces are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
The Las Vegas Aces have shown more through two games and the early struggles from the Phoenix Mercury are concerning, especially on the defensive side of the floor. However, it's still a small sample size and I'm not ready to give up on the Mercury, one of the better rosters in the league and a championship contender when playing to their potential. I still see value in the Mercury and the free points.