Phoenix Mercury vs. Las Vegas Aces
July 7, 2021 10:00 pm EDT
The Las Vegas Aces and Phoenix Mercury face off on Wednesday in a WNBA basketball showdown at the Mandalay Bay Events Center; These two teams faced off earlier this season and the Aces were able to win 85-79.
The Las Vegas Aces come into this game with a 14-4 record overall which ties them for the best record in the WNBA. The Las Vegas Aces are playing some really good basketball coming into this game having won four games in a row. In the last game against the Atlanta Dream, the offense was elite scoring 118 points and that led to the victory. On the season, Las Vegas is averaging 91.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 80.2 points per game. A’ja Wilson has been the best player for Las Vegas averaging 19.3 points while shooting 45.8 percent from the field. Six different players are averaging at least 11 points per game.
The Phoenix Mercury come into this game with a 7-9 record overall which puts them in 5th place in the standings. Coming into this game the Phoenix Mercury are really struggling having lost two games in a row. In the last game against the Minnesota Lynx the offense only scored 68 points while their defense gave up 96 points. On the season the Mercury are averaging 78;6 points per game while their defense is giving up 81.3 points per game. Brittney Griner has been the best player for Phoenix averaging 19.4 points while shooting 58.9 percent from the field and 33. 3 percent from behind the three-point line.
Both teams are going to find plenty of offensive success and this game is going to be a shootout. Look for this game to be a high-scoring affair, and for this game to go well over the total.