The Washington Mystics and Las Vegas Aces meet on Tuesday in a WNBA showdown at the Entertainment and Sports Center. In the year When these two teams met on June 25, it went into overtime, but the Mystics secured an 87-86 victory.
The Aces come into this game with a 22-8 overall record and a 94-69 win in their last game against the Indiana Fever. The Aces offense has been solid this season and that was the difference again last game. The Aces are averaging 90.6 points while their defense is giving up 83.8 points per game. Their offense is ranked 1st in the league while their defense is ranked 7th. The Aces want to push the tempo, but in some games, the defense has been terrible. The Aces’ leading scorer was Kelsey Plum, and she is averaging 20.3 points, shooting 46.2 percent from the field and 42.7 percent from behind the three-point line.
On the other hand, the Mystics have an overall record of 19-12 in this matchup and have secured a win in their last game against the Seattle Storm. Washington was up four points in the 4th quarter, but they still secured the win. Washington is averaging 79.6 points while their defense is giving up 75.3 points per game. Their offense is ranked 9th in the league while their defense is ranked 1st in the league. Elena Delle Donne shot 49.6 percent from the field and averaged 17.6 points to lead the Mystics.
This game features a top-notch offense to go with a top-notch defense, and something has to give in this game. This should be a close game and I don’t think there will be a strong game on either side. I expect the Mystics to try to slow down the pace of the game and this will be the difference as this is a low scoring game. Return the money below here.
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