Las Vegas Aces at Washington Mystics
June 5, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Washington +7.5 / Total: 167
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The Washington Mystics and Las Vegas Aces face off on Saturday in a WNBA showdown at the Entertainment & Sports Arena. This is the first meeting played between the two teams.
The Washington Mystics have had some issues so far this season and coming into this game they sit with a 2-4 record overall. The Mystics have been involved in a lot of high scoring games including the last game against the Connecticut Sun, a game they were defeated 86-81 in. The Mystics were leading heading into the 4th quarter in the last game, but they gave up 24 points and that led to the defeat. On the season, the Washington Mystics are averaging 78.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 79.5 points per game. The Mystics are only shooting 38.4 percent from the field and 31.6 percent from behind the three point line. Tina Charles has been the star for this team averaging 26.7 points per game while shooting 46.8 percent from the field. The problem for the Mystics is other players haven’t been stepping up for Washington.
On the other side of this matchup is the Las Vegas Aces who have played well this season sitting with a 6-3 record overall and they are coming off a big win in their last game against the New York Liberty. The Aces offense was strong putting up 94 points and that was the difference as they were able to come away with the victory. On the season, the Las Vegas Aces are averaging 89 points per game while their defense is giving up 78.7 points per game. Las Vegas is shooting 48.4 percent from the field and 33.9 percent from behind the three point line. A’ja Wilson has been the best player for Las Vegas averaging 19 points while shooting 51.7 percent from the field and 94.1 percent from the free throw line.
The Las Vegas Aces are the better team and they are going to have no issue getting the job done in this game. Look for their offense to run up the score, and that will be the difference as Las Vegas covers this spread.