Phoenix Mercury at Las Vegas Aces 5/17/22 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 05/16/2022 at 10:10 PM ET

Phoenix Mercury at Las Vegas Aces 5/17/22 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

The Phoenix Mercury look for their third consecutive victory when visiting the Las Vegas Aces on Tuesday. Phoenix is 2-1 following its 69-64 victory over the Seattle Storm on Saturday. Phoenix swept its home-and-home series with Seattle after defeating the Storm at home 97-77. Phoenix is tied for second place in the Western Conference with Dallas, a half-game behind the first-place Las Vegas Aces.

Skylar Diggins-Smith is the leading scorer for Phoenix with an average of 19.3 points per game, while Diana Taurasi is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 16.0 points and 5.0 assists per game. Tina Charles is the leader in rebounds with an average of 8.0 rebounds per game. Phoenix has five players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team in scoring an average of 84.7 points per game.

Las Vegas looks to win its second straight when hosting Phoenix on Tuesday. The Aces are 3-1 following a 96-73 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Saturday. A’ja Wilson was the leading scorer for Las Vegas with 15 points. The Aces committed just 13 turnovers, while forcing Atlanta into turning the ball over 21 times. Las Vegas is first in the Western Conference standings.

Jackie Young is leading Las Vegas in scoring with an average of 17.8 points per game, while Dearica Hamby is the leading rebounder with an average of 11.8 rebounds per game. Kelsey Plum is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 17.5 points and 6.8 assists per game. Las Vegas has five players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 90.8 points per game. 

Phoenix is off to a solid start but it continues to play without its best all-around player Brittney Griner who is being detained in Russia. Las Vegas is off to a great start with three victories in its first four and the Aces are scoring an average of 90.8 points per game and have five players averaging between 14.0 points and 17.8 points per game. Las Vegas has covered the number in three of its four to start the season. Final Score Prediction, Las Vegas Aces win and cover ATS 94-83.

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