Liberty vs Aces Prediction - WNBA Picks 8/17/23

Las Vegas Aces vs New York Liberty

WNBA: Thursday, August 17th at 10:00 PM ET

Betting Odds: Aces -6 -- Over/Under: 176.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Liberty and Las Vegas Aces face off on Thursday night in a WNBA showdown at Michelob ULTRA Arean. These two teams just faced off on Tuesday for the Commissioners Cup and it was the Liberty that were able to secure the victory. 

Aces and Liberty Tuesday’s Matchup 

At halftime the game was tight, but in the second half. it was all the Liberty and that led to the 82-63 victory. The only quarter the Aces really had any success was in the second quarter and they were able to win that one 23-15. The Liberty were led by Marine Johannes who finished with 17 points, but they had five different players that finished with at least 10 points. The Aces were led by Jackie Young and she finished with 16 points. 

Liberty Betting Preview

The Liberty sit with a 24-6 record overall and they have won seven games in a row. At this point and the way they have dominated the Aces, this looks like a team that can win the WNBA title. The Liberty are averaging 88.5 points while their defense is giving up 80.7 points per game. The offense is ranked 2nd best while the defense is ranked 3rd. Breanna Stewart has been the top player averaging 23.2 points while shooting 46.6 percent from the field. 

Aces Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Aces who sit with a 27-3 record overall and they have a sour taste in their mouth with the way they played in the last game. This is such an elite offense, but it wasn’t good on Tuesday, and they need to find a way to get going here. The Aces are averaging 94 points while their defense is giving up 79.6 points per game. The offense is ranked 1st and they need to run up the score here.

Shane’s Free Pick

It’s hard to keep the Aces offense down two games in a row, and it’s not going to happen here. The Aces offense is going to have no issue running up the score here, and the Liberty aren’t going to be keeping up. This is a game where the Aces are going to get close to 100 points, and that will be enough to get the job done. Back Las Vegas to win this game and cover the spread.

Shane’s Pick Las Vegas -6

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