Chicago Sky @ Las Vegas Aces -9 , Total – 159
The Sky and Aces are headed in different directions. Chicago has dropped 4 of their last 5, while Vegas has won 5 of their last 7 outings. This will be the first meeting between these squads this season and will surely have lots of sparks.
Las Vegas prefers to run their offense through the star frontcourt trio of A’ja Wilson, Liz Cambage and Kayla McBride. Chicago’s contrasting style runs through the perimeter, with sharpshooter Allie Quigley complimenting slashers Courtney Vandersloot and Diamond DeShields. However, both teams like to push the pace and run the floor whenever they get the chance.
The Sky and Aces each score at least 29.5% of their points off of turnovers and fastbreak opportunities. This bodes well for the Aces, as the Sky give up the most points in the paint, second-most points on second-chance opportunities and the third-most points off of turnovers. All of these signs point me to the Sky needing to push the pace even more to get Cambage and Wilson out of position early in the shot clock.
Pick: Over 159
Bonus: Minnesota Lynx -6.5