The Chicago Sky and Las Vegas Aces face off on Tuesday in a WNBA showdown at Wintrust Arena. When these two teams faced off on June 21st, it was the Sky that secured the 104-95 victory.
The Las Vegas Aces come into this game with a 20-8 record overall, and they are coming off a win in their last game. The offense scored 84 points while the defense gave up 66 points, and this is a team that likes to play at a fast pace. The Aces are averaging 90.4 points, while their defense is giving up 84.7 points per game. The offense is ranked 1st in the league, while their defense is ranked 9th in the league. The Aces want to push the pace, but at times their defense has been a big issue. The top player for the Aces has been Kelsey Plum, and she is averaging 20.1 points while shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 41.5 percent from behind the three-point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Sky, who sit with a 21-7 record overall, and they are coming off a loss in their last game. The Sky’s defense gave up 83 points to the New York Liberty, and that led to the three-point defeat. Chicago is averaging 85.6 points, while their defense is giving up 79.5 points per game. The offense is ranked second in the league, while their defense is ranked 4th in the league. Kahleah Copper has been the top player for the Sky, averaging 14.8 points while shooting 45.7 percent from the field and 40.3 percent from behind the three-point line. In this game, the Sky are going to need the defense to be good to find success.
These are two teams who both can score. The Aces are averaging 90.4 points per game, and they are going to have no issue running up the score again here. I also don’t see the Sky playing a lot of defense here, and this game is going to be a shootout. I expect both teams to finish with at least 90 points, and the over is going to cash.