Aces vs Mercury Prediction WNBA Picks Today 5/21

Aces vs Mercury Prediction WNBA Picks Today 5/21

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WNBA Regular Season: Phoenix Mercury vs. Las Vegas Aces - Game Preview and Prediction

Overview

The Phoenix Mercury (1-1) are set to face the Las Vegas Aces (2-0) at the Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, NV, on May 21, 2024, at 7:00 PM. This matchup will be the second meeting of the season between these two teams, with the Aces having won the first game 89-80.

 

Las Vegas Aces: The Undefeated Hosts

Season Recap

The Aces have started their season strong, boasting a 2-0 record. They defeated the Phoenix Mercury in their last encounter and have been dominant at home, as seen in their win against the Los Angeles Sparks (89-82).

Key Players

A'ja Wilson has been a standout performer for the Aces, averaging 26.0 points per game with a 45.2% field goal percentage and 11.5 rebounds per game. Jackie Young has also been pivotal, leading the team with 8.5 assists per game.

Injuries

The Aces have no injured players, which bodes well for their performance.

 

Phoenix Mercury: Seeking Redemption

Season Summary

The Mercury hold a 1-1 record, having won their latest game against the Atlanta Dream (88-85). They aim to avenge their earlier loss to the Aces and improve their standing.

Top Performers

Kahleah Copper leads the Mercury in scoring with 28.5 points per game. Natasha Cloud has been effective in playmaking, averaging 6.0 assists per game.

Injuries

Center Brittney Griner is out until May 31, which could impact the Mercury's defensive capabilities.

 

Prediction

The matchup between the Mercury and the Aces promises a high-scoring affair. Both teams have demonstrated strong offensive capabilities early in the season. The Aces are averaging 89.0 points per game, while the Mercury are not far behind with 84.0 points per game. In their previous encounter this season, the combined score was 169 points, close to the set over/under of 171.5.

Given the Aces' potent offense led by A'ja Wilson and the Mercury's scoring prowess through Kahleah Copper, the over 171.5 points is a compelling pick. Additionally, the Aces' fast-paced style and the Mercury's need to keep up should result in a high-scoring game.

Pick: Over 171.5 points

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