Aces vs LIberty Game 2 Prediction WNBA Finals 10/11
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- Oct 11, 2023, 12:36:12 AM
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WNBA Finals - Game 2: Las Vegas Aces vs New York Liberty - Preview and Prediction
The Las Vegas Aces look to continue their dominant run in the WNBA Finals as they host the New York Liberty for Game 2. Leading the series 1-0, the Aces are in prime position to extend their lead on their home turf at the Michelob ULTRA Arena. Dive into our comprehensive preview as we break down the match and our prediction for the game.
Las Vegas Aces: The Western Juggernauts
The Las Vegas Aces have set the pace this season with a stellar 34-6 record. At home, they've been nearly invincible, boasting a 19-1 record. A'ja Wilson, the team's leader, has averaged 22.8 points per game with a commendable 55.7% shooting from the field.
Offensively, the Aces have been a force to reckon with, averaging 92.8 points per game with a 48.6% shooting accuracy. Their passing game is also top-notch, with an average of 21.7 assists per game.
Defensively, the Aces have locked down opponents to just 73.2 points per game. Their average of 4.8 blocks and 8.1 steals per game makes it a nightmare for opposing offenses.
The Aces have been red-hot recently, winning all of their last 6 games. Their average point difference in these games is a staggering +18.9, asserting their dominance over their opponents.
New York Liberty: The Eastern Contenders
The New York Liberty, with a 32-8 record, have shown they can be a threat, especially on the road where they have a 17-3 record. The team leans heavily on Breanna Stewart, who's averaging 23.0 PPG.
The Liberty's offense has been efficient, averaging 89.2 points per game on a 46.0% FG rate. Their playmaking, with an average of 24.1 assists per game, has been a key factor in their success.
Defensively, the Liberty allows 82.7 points per game. They manage to average 4.5 blocks and 6.7 steals per game, showing they can be a disruptive force on defense.
The Liberty have won 5 of their last 7 games, indicating a solid form coming into this matchup. However, their most recent outing saw them losing to the Aces 99-82.
While the Liberty have had a commendable season, the Aces, especially at home, are a force of nature. Las Vegas's superior offense, paired with their almost impenetrable defense, gives them a significant edge in this matchup.
The Aces' recent form has been particularly dominant. The Liberty, despite their strengths, struggled in their previous encounter against the Aces. Considering all factors, including the absence of key players like Candace Parker for the Aces (which they seemed to manage just fine in their last game), Las Vegas seems poised to not only win but also cover the -5 point spread in this game.
Pick: Aces -5