Las Vegas Aces vs. Washington Mystics
August 2, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Mystics +3.5 / Las Vegas Aces -3.5 // Total: 165.5
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The Washington Mystics and Las Vegas Aces face off on Tuesday in a WNBA showdown at the Entertainment & Sports Center. When these two teams faced off on June 25th it took overtime, but the Mystics secured the 87-86 victory.
The Aces come into this game with a 22-8 record overall, and in the last game against the Indiana Fever they were able to win 94-69. The Aces’ offense has been strong this season, and it was the difference again in the last game. The Aces are averaging 90.6 points, while their defense is giving up 83.8 points per game. The offense is ranked 1st in the league, while their defense is ranked 7th. The Aces want to push the pace, but in some games, the defense has been awful. The top offensive player for the Aces has been Kelsey Plum, and she is averaging 20.3 points while shooting 46.2 percent from the field and 42.7 percent from behind the three-point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Mystics who sit with a 19-12 record overall and in the last game against the Seattle Storm they were able to secure the victory. Washington was outscored by four points in the 4th quarter, but they still secured the victory. Washington is averaging 79.6 points, while their defense is giving up 75.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 9th in the league, while their defense is ranked 1st in the league. Elena Delle Donne has been the top player for the Mystics, averaging 17.6 points while shooting 49.6 percent from the field.
This game features the top-ranked offense going against the top-ranked defense, and something is going to have to give in this game. This should be a close game and I really don’t think there is a strong play either way on the side. I do expect the Mystics are going to really try to slow down the pace of the game and that will be the difference as this game is lower scoring. Back the under to cash here.