Las Vegas Aces vs Phoenix Mercury
September 19, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Phoenix Mercury
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The Las Vegas Aces and Phoenix Mercury meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Footprint Center. The Las Vegas Aces look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after winning 10 of their last 12 games.
The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 89.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 80.1 points on 41.4 percent shooting. A’ja Wilson is averaging 18.6 points and 9.4 rebounds while Liz Cambage is averaging 14.7 points and 8.4 rebounds. Kelsey Plum is the third double-digit scorer and Jackie Young is grabbing four rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 82 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 79.4 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 21 points and 9.7 rebounds while Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 17.7 points and 3.2 rebounds. Diana Taurasi is the third double-digit scorer and Kia Nurse is dishing 1.8 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Mercury are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game.
The home team has won seven of the last 10 meetings between the Mercury and Aces. The Mercury beat the Aces at home in overtime when they clashed back in July. The Mercury also has the defensive effort to give the Aces No. 1 rated offense fits. The Mercury is also a veteran team that knows it can’t enter the playoffs riding a three-game losing streak. I’ll back the Mercury at home.