Las Vegas Aces vs. Washington Mystics - 8/15/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Las Vegas Aces vs. Washington Mystics - 8/15/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Mystics vs. Las Vegas Aces

Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM (IMG Academy)

The Line: Las Vegas Aces -10.5 -- Over/Under: 162 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Washington Mystics need a win here to snap a rough six-game losing streak. The Washington Mystics are averaging 78.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 80.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Aerial Powers is averaging 16.3 points and 2.5 assists while Myisha Hines-Allen is averaging 14.8 points and 8.1 rebounds. Emma Meesseman is the third double-digit scorer and Ariel Atkins is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game.

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The Las Vegas Aces look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 88 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 80.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 21.2 points and nine rebounds while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 15.9 points and 4.9 rebounds. Dearica Hamby is the third double-digit scorer and Kayla McBride is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.8 rebounds per game.

The Mystics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Aces are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Mystics last 7 overall. The over is 17-7-2 in Aces last 26 overall. The Mystics are 15-7 ATS in the last 22 meetings in Las Vegas and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

This feels like a lot of points to lay, but the Washington Mystics have dropped six straight and have failed to cover each of those games as well. The Las Vegas Aces are the hottest team in the league right now and have improved on the defensive side. It looks like two teams heading in different directions. It's Las Vegas in a route or pass for me. 

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