Sparks vs Aces Picks and Prediction – 8/19/2023

By: Josh Obermeyer |

Last Updated: 08/18/2023 at 11:22 PM ET

Los Angeles Sparks at Las Vegas Aces 08/19/23 - WNBA Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 8/19/2023, 7:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: N/A

The Los Angeles Sparks head into Michelob ULTRA Arena on Saturday afternoon to do battle with the Aces of Las Vegas. Catch up on all the WNBA action at our WNBA predictions page. The Sparks come into this contest with a record of 12-18, while the Aces sit at an impressive 28-3. The Aces have won all 3 match-ups against the Sparks this season by a combined total of 284-228.

The Las Vegas Aces only have 3 losses on the entire season, and 2 of those have come in their most recent 6 games. Both of those losses came to the same team, the New York Liberty. The Aces are 2-2 against the Liberty this season, with their only other loss coming to the Dallas Wings by 2. The Aces got some revenge on the Liberty in their most recent outing, when they beat the super team 88-75.

Since ending an 8-game losing streak, the Los Angeles Sparks have now won 5 out of their last 8 contests and 3 in a row. Their most recent victory came against the Dream, 85-74. Jordin Canada led the way for the Sparks with 20 points and 8 dimes in their 11-point win. Nneka Ogwumike chipped in 17 as well, as Los Angeles shot 45.2% from the floor.

The Las Vegas offense is the best in the Association; however, their defense has showed some cracks. On the defensive side of the ball, they rank in the middle of the pack in 3-pt FG % and rebounding. They are giving up a 34.3% from beyond the arc and are 5th in defensive rebounding. On the flip side, the Sparks' defense is ranked 4th in PPG at 81.3 and 2nd in 3-pt FG % at 31.8.

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The talent level between these teams is night and day, however, the Sparks can stay in this game with their defense. They struggle to score the ball, but if they make this a low-scoring affair, the Sparks can keep it competitive. The Sparks are also 5-0 against the spread in their last 5 contests. The Aces should pick up their 29th win of the season, but it will be a struggle for the Sin City team. Look for the Sparks to make it a dog-fight as they come up just short, but get the cover. Final Score Prediction, the Las Vegas Aces win, but the Los Angeles Sparks cover, 82-78.

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