Two teams sitting on the bottom two places of their respective conference are clashing tonight, when the last in the West Las Vegas Aces (13-17), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the second-worse in the East New York Liberty (7-24), who are on a free fall having lost ten straight games.
Date/Time: 08-15-2018 22:00 EDT
Spread: Las Vegas Aces -11
Las Vegas Aces have a 13-17 record (15-15 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the last place of the Western Conference. In their last game they snapped a four-game losing streak by winning at home against the Indiana Fever with a 92-74 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by A’ja Wilson with 20.3 ppg, adding a team high 8.2 boards per game. She is followed by Kayla McBride with 18.7 ppg, 4 boards and 3.3 dimes per game, while Tamera Young adds 10 ppg and 5.1 boards per game.
New York Liberty have a 7-23 record (11-19 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the second to last place both in the East and in the whole WNBA. They have ten consecutive losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Los Angeles Sparks with a 66-74 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tina Charles with 20.1 ppg, adding a team high 7.2 boards per game. She is followed by Kia Nurse with 8.5 ppg, while Epiphanny Prince adds 8.4 ppg.
Las Vegas have won both previous meetings against New York so far this season (at home by 10 points and on the road by 15). Las Vegas are 7-8 at home this season, while New York are 3-10 on the road. Las Vegas are better offensively, scoring 84 ppg to New York’s second-worse of 77.7, while New York are better defensively, allowing 84.5 ppg to Las Vegas’ second-worse of 86.6. Las Vegas have a better 3-point percentage (35.6% to 31.6%), while both teams have almost identical field goal percentage (43.7% and 43.4%) and dimes made (19.9 and 19.8). Las Vegas are better both in rebounding (37.1 to 34.2) and in turnovers committed (13 to 14.9). Las Vegas are the absolute favorite against a struggling New York squad and Vegas odds give them a -11 spread and expect them to beat the odds for another easy victory.
New York Liberty vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction: Las Vegas Aces -11 (-111)
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