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Phoenix Mercury at Las Vegas Aces 10/8/21 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

Las Vegas Aces vs Phoenix Mercury Odds & Info

Game Las Vegas Aces vs Phoenix Mercury
Date & Time Friday October 8, 2021, 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, NV
Latest odds
LV -5.5 ; O/U 169.5
TV Channel
ESPN2

The Phoenix Mercury visit the Las Vegas Aces on Friday for the deciding Game 5 of their WNBA semifinals best-of-five series. The series is tied 2-2 after Phoenix was defeated by Las Vegas 93-76 in Game 4 on Wednesday. Diana Taurasi was the leading scorer for Phoenix in the loss with 14 points, but Phoenix shot only 41.3% overall. Skylar Diggins-Smith also scored 14 points for Phoenix while Britney Griner added 13.

Through six games of the postseason, the leading scorer for Phoenix is Brittney Griner with an average of 19.8 points per game, while the leading rebounder is Brianna Turner with an average of 10.2 rebounds per game. Skylar Diggins-Smith is the leader in assists with an average of 5.3 per game. The second-leading scorer is Diana Taurasi with an average of 18.8 points per game.

Las Vegas was able to stave off elimination with its 17-point victory on Wednesday. Las Vegas led by just four points at halftime but outscored Phoenix 29-11 during the third quarter including a run out of 26-2 to start the second half. Chelsea Gray was the leading scorer for Las Vegas with 22 points, while Kelsey Plum scored 20 points and handed out six assists.

Through four games of the postseason, Kelsey Plum is the leading scorer for Las Vegas with an average of 19.0 points per game, while the second leading scorer is Riquna Williams with an average of 16.8 points per game. Regular season scoring leader A’ja Wilson is averaging 12.5 points and a team-high 9.0 rebounds per game. The leader in assists is Chelsea Gray with an average of 6.5 per game.

Recent Betting Trends

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

Free WNBA Pick:

over 169.5

Las Vegas will pick up a victory at home on Friday and move on to the WNBA Finals against the Chicago Sky, but the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in each of the last eight played between these two in Las Vegas and in nine of the last 13 overall between the two. The OVER has also cashed in five of the last six that the Aces have played at home. Final Score Prediction, Las Vegas Aces win, but our best play is OVER 90-84

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