Connecticut Sun at Las Vegas Aces 9/11/22 - WNBA Picks & Predictions
On Sunday, the Connecticut Sun visit the Las Vegas Aces for Game 1 of the best of five WNBA Finals. Connecticut eliminated the Chicago Sky in their semifinals best of five series 3-2 after defeating the Sky in Game 5 72-63 on Thursday. Connecticut went on a 18-0 run to end the game after trailing by nine points late in the fourth quarter. Jonquel Jones was the leading scorer for Connecticut in the clinching game of the series with 15 points.
During the postseason, Jonquel Jones is leading Connecticut in scoring with an average of 14.4 points per game, while DeWanna Bonner is the second leading scorer with an average of 13.9 points per game. Alyssa Thomas is the leading rebounder and leader in assists with averages of 9.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. Connecticut is scoring an average of 79.8 points per game during the postseason while shooting 44.3% overall and 32.1% from three-point territory.
Las Vegas opened its semifinal series against Seattle with a loss but the Aces bounced back with three consecutive victories to eliminate the Storm in four games. In the Game 4 of the series, Las Vegas defeated Seattle 97-92 behind 31 points by Chelsea Gray who hit 13 of 22 shots. A’ja Wilson was the leading rebounder in the game with 13. Las Vegas is 5-1 in its six postseason games this year.
During the postseason, Chelsea Gray is the leading scorer and the leader in assists for Las Vegas with averages of 24.0 points and 7.7 assists per game. A’ja Wilson is the second leading scorer and the leading rebounder with averages of 20.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. Las Vegas has four players averaging double-figures in scoring. The Aces are scoring an average of 92.3 points per game while shooting 49.5% overall and 42.6% from three-point territory.
Las Vegas will be tough for Connecticut to defend. The Aces are averaging 92.3 points per game and during the postseason are shooting 49.5% overall and an impressive 42.6% from behind the three-point line. Aces’ leading scorer guard Chelsea Gray is hitting 62.6% of her shots overall and 59.5% of her attempts from 3-point territory. Las Vegas forward A’ja Wilson was just announced as the WNBA Most Valuable Player of the year and is averaging a double-double in the postseason with 20.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. Final Score Prediction, Las Vegas Aces wins and cover ATS 87-77.