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Las Vegas Aces at Phoenix Mercury 10/3/21 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

Phoenix Mercury vs Las Vegas Aces Odds & Info

Game Phoenix Mercury vs Las Vegas Aces
Date & Time Sunday October 3, 2021, 3:00 PM (EDT)
Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, AZ
Latest odds
LV -1 ; O/U 172
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The Las Vegas Aces look to bounce back from a loss when visiting the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday for Game 2 of their WNBA semifinals best-of-five series. Las Vegas was defeated by Phoenix 117-91 in Game 2 on Thursday. The leading scorer in the loss for Las Vegas was Kelsey Plum with 25 points. Las Vegas had opened the series with a 96-90 victory over Phoenix.

During the regular season, A’ja Wilson was the leading scorer and rebounder for Las Vegas with averages of 18.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. The second-leading scorer was Kelsey Plum with an average of 14.8 points per game. Chelsea Gray was the leader in assists with an average of 5.9 per game. Las Vegas has seven players averaging double-figures in scoring. 

Phoenix looks to take a 2-1 in this series with a victory at home on Sunday. The Mercury were led in the win in Game 2 by Diana Taurasi, who scored 37 points. The veteran guard hit eight of 11 shots from three-point territory and 10 of 13 shots overall. Phoenix raced out to a 68-52 halftime lead and never looked back. Phoenix shot 60.6% overall in the victory including 53.8% from three-point territory.

During the regular season, Brittney Griner was the leading scorer and rebounder for Phoenix with averages of 20.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. The second-leading scorer and leader in assists was Skylar Diggins-Smith with averages of 17.7 points and 5.3 assists per game. Diana Taurasi was the third-leading scorer with an average of 15.2 points per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Las Vegas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5
  • The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Aces last 8
  • Phoenix is 4-1 ATS in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Mercury’s last 5 at home

Free WNBA Pick:

Las Vegas Aces -1

Las Vegas must have its leading scorer and rebounder A’ja Wilson more involved in the contest against Phoenix on Sunday. Wilson took only eight shots in the Aces Game 2 loss and scored only 12 points which is 8.5 points less than her season average. Las Vegas bounces back well from losses as the Aces have covered the number in 12 of the last 17 following a loss straight up. Final Score Prediction comment Las Vegas Aces win and cover ATS 85-81.

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