Phoenix Mercury vs. Las Vegas Aces - 9/1/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Las Vegas Aces vs. Phoenix Mercury
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday, September 1st at 10:00 PM ET
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The Phoenix Mercury and Las Vegas Aces face off in their 16th game of the WNBA season inside the bubble at IMG Academy on Tuesday.
The Phoenix Mercury are playing some really good basketball right now and coming into this game they have won three games in a row. The Mercury’s last game they almost blew it late being outscored in the 4th quarter by ten points, but they were able to win 83-79. The Mercury’s best player in the last game was Skyler-Diggins Smith who had 25 points, three rebounds, and three assists.The Mercury are averaging 86.6 points while shooting 46.7 percent from the field. The Mercury are also giving up 84.7 points per game while letting opponents shoot 43.7 percent from the field.
This team is without Brittney Griner who left the bubble and that is a big loss for this team. Diana Taurasi is the best player for the Mercury averaging 18.2 points while shooting 41.2 percent from the field. She is also shooting 35.2 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Las Vegas Aces who have clinched a playoff spot and come into this game having won four games in a row. The Aces last game came against the New York Liberty and in that game the defense really locked down giving up only 63 points and that led to an easy victory. On the season the Aces are averaging 87.9 points per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the field. The Aces are giving up 79 points while letting opponents shoot 42.9 percent from the floor. The Las Vegas Aces are led by A’ja Wilson who comes into this game averaging 20.3 points per game.
In this game the Aces need their defense to lock down and make life tough on the Mercury's offense. Look for the Aces to do enough and the Mercury are going to really miss Griner in this game. Look for the Aces to cover the spread in this game.