Washington Mystics vs. Las Vegas Aces - 8/5/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Mystics vs. Las Vegas Aces - 8/5/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Las Vegas Aces vs. Washington Mystics

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM (IMG Academy)

The Line: Washington Mystics -2.5 -- Over/Under: 177 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Las Vegas Aces and Washington Mystics meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.

The Las Vegas Aces look for a big win to get a game above a .500 record. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 90 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 82.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 19.8 points and 9.5 rebounds while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 14.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. Dearica Hamby is the third double-digit scorer and Kayla McBride is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 27.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game.

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The Washington Mystics look for a strong win here to build on their 3-1 record. The Washington Mystics are averaging 92.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 81 points on 44 percent shooting. Ariel Atkins is averaging 18.8 points and 1.8 rebounds while Aerial Powers is averaging 18 points and 2.8 assists. Myisha Hines-Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Emma Meesseman is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 50.6 percent from beyond the arc and 84.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game.

The Aces are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mystics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 14-5-2 in Aces last 21 overall. The over is 10-4 in Mystics last 14 overall. The Aces are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Las Vegas Aces are more than capable of winning this game outright and have been kind to bettors ATS lately, but the Washington Mystics are off to the stronger start and have shown slightly more offensive depth. The Las Vegas Aces have allowed a few teams to hang around longer than usual, and that's not going to fly against the defending champs. I'll lay the bucket with confidence. 

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Randy’s Pick Washington Mystics -2.5

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