New York Liberty vs Las Vegas Aces
2023-10-11 21:00:00 EDT
The Line: New York Liberty +5 / Las Vegas Aces -5
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The New York Liberty and Las Vegas Aces meet Wednesday in game 2 of the WNBA Finals at the Michelob ULTRA Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
New York Liberty Betting Preview
The New York Liberty look to even up the series 1-1 after getting blasted in game 1. The Liberty have lost just 4 games since July 30. The New York Liberty are averaging 84 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 82.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 20 points and 9 rebounds, while Jonquel Jones is averaging 16.4 points and 1.9 assists. Betnijah Laney is the third double-digit scorer, and Sabrina Ionescu is dishing 4.3 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 85.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game.
Las Vegas Aces Betting Preview
The Las Vegas Aces look to take a quick 2-0 series lead with a win here. The Aces have lost 5 games since July 9. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 88.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 38.3 percent shooting. A’ja Wilson is averaging 24.7 points and 10.7 rebounds, while Kelsey Plum is averaging 17.7 points and 3 rebounds. Jackie Young is the third double-digit scorer and Chelsea Gray is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 88.7 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game.
The Liberty are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Aces are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 WNBA Championship games. The over is 4-0 in Liberty last 4 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Aces last 5 overall. The Liberty are 2-11 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Las Vegas and 7-18 ATS in the last 25 meetings.
The New York Liberty are still the only team in the league that consistently gave the Aces issues, so I wouldn’t overreact to game 1 just yet. With that said, this line is rather soft when you consider how dominant the Aces have been overall and the fact they have yet to lose in these playoffs. The Aces were too comfortable in their game 1 victory and 4 of their 6 playoff wins have been decided by double digits. I’m going to ride the hot hand and side with the Aces.