In this high caliber duel between two of the top-3 squads of each conference, the best in the West Las Vegas Aces (15-8), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the 3rd in the East Chicago Sky (13-9), who have lost only once in their last 7 games and want to continue on the winning ways as well.
Date/Time: 08-09-2018 22:30 EDT
Spread: Las Vegas Aces -5.5
Las Vegas Aces have a 15-8 record (9-14 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the first place of the Western Conference. They have won four of their last five matches and in their last game they won on the road against Dallas with a 75-70 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by A’ja Wilson with 15.4 ppg, adding 6.6 boards per game. She is followed by Liz Cambage with 14.9 ppg and a team high 7.9 boards per game.
Chicago Sky have a 13-9 record (14-7-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the third place of the Eastern Conference. They have won six of their last seven matches and in their last game they won at home against New York with a 101-92 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Diamond DeShields with 14.8 ppg, adding 5.9 boards per game. She is followed by Alli Quigley with 13.8 ppg, adding 3.2 boards and 2.8 dimes per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Aces won at home with a 90-82 score. Aces are 9-3 at home so far season, while the Sky are 4-6 on the road. Sky are better offensively, scoring a second-best of 81.7 ppg to Aces’ third-best of 80.3, while Aces are better defensively, allowing 75.3 ppg to Sky’s 80.6. Sky have a better field goal percentage (44.6% to 42.7%), while Aces have a better 3-point percentage (38.1% to 35.6%). Sky are better in dimes made (21.8 to 20.9), while Aces are better in boards grabbed (38.6 to 36.1) and both teams are almost equal in turnovers committed (15.3 to 15.4). Bookmakers give the Aces a -5.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.
Chicago Sky vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction: Las Vegas Aces -5.5 (-111)
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