Phoenix Mercury vs Las Vegas Aces 5-17-22

Phoenix Mercury vs Las Vegas Aces 5/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Phoenix Mercury vs Las Vegas Aces 5/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Las Vegas Aces are hosting the Phoenix Mercury at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 17, at 22:00 in this high caliber Western showdown between two squads that have started the season hot.

 

The Aces bounced back after their first defeat of the season while the Mercury have back-to-back wins after losing their opening game of the season. 

 

The Aces have a 3-1 record so far this season and are sitting in the first place of the Western conference. They are 3-1 against the spread and 2-2 in over/under. They are coming off a road victory against the Atlanta Dream with a 96-73 score, beating the odds.

 

They shot with 47% from the field and 46% from downtown and had six players in double digit scoring, led by A’ja Wilson with 15 points and 7 rebounds. 

 

Jackie Young leads the team in scoring with 17.8 ppg, adding 3.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. Kelsey Plum adds 17.5 ppg, 3.3 rebounds and a team-high 6.8 assists per game. 

 

The Aces average 90.8 ppg offensively while allowing 81 ppg. They have a 47.9% field goal percentage and a 44% 3-point percentage. 

 

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Phoenix Mercury vs Las Vegas Aces Predictions 5/17/2022

 

The Mercury have a 2-1 record so far this season and are tied with the Dallas Wings on the second place of the Western conference. They are 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 in over/under. They are coming off a road victory against the Seattle Storm with a 69-64 score, beating the odds.

 

They played excellent defense and held their opponents into just 31% shooting from the field and were led in scoring by Diana Taurasi with 24 points with 6 made threes and 5 boards. 

 

Skylar Diggins-Smith leads the team in scoring with 19.3 ppg, adding 4.3 rebounds and 4 assists per game. Diana Taurasi adds 16 ppg and a team-high 5 assists per game.  

 

The Mercury average 84.7 ppg offensively while allowing 82.3 ppg defensively. They have a 46.3% field goal percentage and a 39% 3-point percentage. 

 

In their previous meeting earlier this season the Aces won on the road with an 88-106 score. The Mercury are 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 meetings. Over is 4-2 in their last 6 meetings.

 

The Aces have a 1-0 home record, while the Mercury are 1-0 on the road. Their most recent meeting has been an extremely high scoring one so expect more of the same today and pick the over the total.

 

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Phoenix Mercury vs Las Vegas Aces 5/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 22:00 ET 

 

Location: Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas, AZ 

 

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

 

TV: –

 

WNBA Odds/Point Spread: Las Vegas Aces -8

 

WNBA Totals: +171.5

 

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