The Connecticut Sun and Las Vegas Aces face off on Thursday in a WNBA showdown at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Aces have won the first two games of this series.
On Tuesday, the Aces scored 85 points, and they won by 14 points. A’ja Wilson, Kelsey Plum, and Chelsea Gray all finished with at least 20 points. Wilson finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds in 37 minutes. The Sun were led by Courtney Williams, and she finished with 18 points, two rebounds, and two assists. Jonquel Jones also added another 16 points and 11 rebounds.
The Sun are averaging 85.3 points, while their defense is giving up 77.8 points per game. The offense is ranked 3rd in the league, while their defense is ranked 2nd in the league. In the last game, the offense just didn’t do enough and in this game, they need to find a way to get the offense going. The top offensive player for the Sun has been Jonquel Jones, and she is averaging 14.6 points while shooting 51.3 percent from the field and 36.9 percent from behind the three-point line. There are five different players that are averaging at least 11.1 points per game this season.
On the other side of this matchup is the Aces, and they are only two wins away from winning the WNBA title. The Aces want to push the pace as fast as possible, but the last few games they have proven the defense is good The Aces are averaging 90.4 points while their defense is giving up 84.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 1st in the league, while the defense is ranked 9th. Kelsey Plum has been the top player for the Aces, averaging 20.2 points while shooting 46 percent from the field and 42 percent from behind the three-point line. A’ja Wilson is also averaging 19.5 points while shooting 50.1 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from behind the three-point line.
The Aces have looked good in the first two games, and even on the road, I expect they are going to find success again here. The Sun have struggled to score in the first two games and that is going to be the difference here as Las Vegas gets the job done. Back the Aces to cover the spread.