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Las Vegas Aces vs. Los Angeles Sparks 5/23/22 WNBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Los Angeles Sparks vs. Las Vegas Aces
May 23, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles +10
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The Las Vegas Aces and Los Angeles Sparks face off on Monday in a WNBA showdown at Michelob ULTRA Arena. When these two teams faced off in July of 2021 it was the Aces that won 66-58. 

The Aces have been playing some superb basketball this season, and they currently sit with a 6-1 record overall in the last game against the Phoenix Mercury the offense had another elite game putting up 100 points and that led to the 20-point victory. In each of the last four games, the Aces have scored at least 86 points, and two games ago they put up 96 points. The Aces are averaging 91.7 points, while their defense is giving up 80.7 points per game. The Aces’ offense is ranked 1st in the league, while their defense is ranked 8th. The Aces offensive rating is 113.7 which is 1st in the league. The Aces are going to want to push the pace in this game, and try to run up the score. The top offensive player for the Aces has been Jackie Young, who is averaging 19.3 points and 3.7 assists per game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Los Angeles Sparks, who sit with a 2-4 record overall, and they are coming off a loss against the Seattle Storm. The defense gave up 83 points, and that led to the three-point defeat. Two games ago against the Lynx, the defense gave up 87 points and that also led to the three-point defeat. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 72.8 points, while their defense is giving up 77.1 points per game. The offensive rating is 12th in the league, and they have had some major issues closing out games. Nneka Ogwumike has been the top offensive player has been Nneka Ogwumike, who is averaging 14.5 points while shooting 53.2 percent from the field. 

The Aces’ offense is averaging 91.7 points per game, and they are going to have no issue running up the score here against a Sparks defense that has really struggled the last couple of weeks. Look for the Aces to get close to that 100-point mark and that is going to be the difference as Las Vegas gets the job done.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Las Vegas -10

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