With the team that had the best record in the whole WNBA during the regular season, the Washington Mystics (26-8), having won both home games and having taken a commanding 2-0 lead, the series moves to Las Vegas, where the fourth-seeded Aces (21-13) are still looking for their first win in this 2019 WNBA semifinal.
Date/Time: 09-21-2019 17:00 EDT
Spread: Las Vegas Aces +4.5
Las Vegas Aces finished the regular season with a 21-13 record (13-21 ATS) and were placed 4th in the WNBA. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost on the road against Washington in Game 2 with a 91-103 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Liz Cambage with 21.7 ppg, adding a team high 13 boards per game. She is followed by Kelsey Plum with 16.7 ppg, 5 boards and a team high 8.3 dimes per game.
Washington Mystics finished the regular season with a 26-8 record (20-13 ATS) and were placed on top of the league. They have won 13 of their last 14 matches and in their last game they won at home against Las Vegas in Game 2 with a 103-91 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Emma Meesseman with 28.5 ppg, 3.5 dimes and a team high 8 boards per game. She is followed by Elena Delle Donne with 19 ppg, adding 8 boards and 3.5 dimes per game.
In their five previous meetings so far this season the Mystics lead the Aces 4-1 wins, having won both road games by an average of 26 points. Aces are 14-4 at home so far season, while the Mystics are 12-5 on the road. Mystics are better both offensively, scoring a league-best of 89.9 ppg to Aces’ third-best of 83.1 and defensively, allowing 78.1 ppg to Aces’ 80.3. Mystics have a better field goal percentage (47% to 43.1%), while Aces have a better 3-point percentage (37.4% to 36.7%). Aces are better in rebounding (38.8 to 33.3), while Mystics are better both in dimes made (21.9 to 20.9) and in turnovers committed (11.8 to 14.6). Bookmakers give the Mystics a -4.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds and pick the hosts in this one.
Washington Mystics vs Las Vegas Aces Game 3 Prediction: Las Vegas Aces +4.5 (-111)
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