Connecticut Sun vs. Las Vegas Aces
June 2, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Sun face off on Thursday in a WNBA showdown at Michelob ULTRA Arena.
These two teams faced off on Tuesday, and it was the Aces that secured the 89-81 victory. A’Ja Wilson had a big game for the Aces putting up 24 points and 14 rebounds.
The Aces come into this game with a 9-1 record overall, and one of their most impressive wins of the season was in the last game against the Sun. The Aces have scored at least 83 points in each of their last seven games, and they have leaned on their offense all season. The Aces are averaging 89.3 points, while their defense is giving up 80.2 points per game. The offense is ranked 1st in the league, while their defense is ranked 5th best in the league. The Aces want to push the pace, and they are first in the league in terms of the pace. A’Ja Wilson has been the top player for the Aces, averaging 18.3 points while shooting 44.4 percent from the field. Jackie Young is also averaging 12.2 points while shooting 50.7 percent from the field and 25 percent from deep.
On the other side of this matchup is the Sun, who sit with a 6-3 record overall, and they had won two games in a row, before losing against the Aces. Three games ago against the Dallas Wings, the Sun scored 99 points, and they are going to need to find that type of offensive success in this game. The Sun is averaging 85.6 points, while their defense is giving up 74.9 points per game. The offense is ranked second in the league, while their defense is ranked 3rd in the WNBA. The Sun like to play at a slower pace, and they are currently ranked 11th of 12 in terms of pace. Alyssa Thomas has been the top player for Connecticut, averaging 15.8 points while shooting 53.3 percent from the field.
On Tuesday, the game was high scoring, and I expect that is going to continue in this game. Look for the pace of this game to be fast, and there is going to be very little defense played by either team. The Aces scored 89 points in the first game, and they will go over that here. Back the over to cash.