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WNBA Playoffs: Las Vegas Aces vs Phoenix Mercury Predictions, Head to Head, Match Preview.

WNBA Playoffs: Las Vegas Aces vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction: Aces is predicted to win tonight’s game against Mercury.

Let’s discuss Las Vegas Aces vs Phoenix Mercury.

The WNBA 2022 season’s playoffs begin tonight with two matches scheduled. In one of the two games, Phoenix Mercury will take on the Las Vegas Aces at Michelob ULTRA Arena. The two teams have had opposite season records.

Las Vegas Aces finished the regular season as leaders in the Western Conference while the Phoenix Mercury was 4th in the same conference. However, with the playoffs over, both the teams will be starting afresh and will have equal opportunities to make it to the next rounds.

In tonight’s game, Las Vegas Aces will have a home advantage. For the Mercury, it will be a great opportunity to register an away win that too against the best team of the season so far.

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Las Vegas Aces vs Phoenix Mercury: Odds

Platform AcesMercuryPredicted Winner
FiveThirtyEight88%12%Aces
The Aces are predicted to win today.

Las Vegas Aces vs Phoenix Mercury: Recent Form

Las Vegas Aces ended their regular season as a leader in the Western Conference. They won 26 games and lost 10 games in the regular season. They started off with two back-to-back victories against Chicago Sky and the Seattle Storm and were able to continue their phenomenal form throughout. They ended their regular season by defeating Seattle Storm. They are currently on four games winning streak.

Las Vegas Aces maintained a conference record of 15-3 and at home, they have won 13 games and lost just 5 games. Playing away from home, Las Vegas had the same 15 wins and 5 defeats. They won 8 of their last 10 games.

The Phoenix Mercury on the hand were looking out of contention but they managed to claw their way back and in the end managed to qualify for the playoffs. Overall, their season has been just about par considering their dismal performance streak in the middle of the season.

They currently settled in 4th position having played 36 games and won 15 of them in the process. Despite having a strong record at home, their away record of 4-14 needs a massive improvement for them to go deep. They had a conference record of 7-11. They are currently on a one-game losing streak and have won just 4 of their last 10 games.

Las Vegas Aces vs Phoenix Mercury: Head to head

Las Vegas Aces and Phoenix Mercury have played a good number of head-to-head games as of now. The two teams have clashed against each other on 61 occasions. Of the 61 games, Las Vegas Aces have been successful in defeating Phoenix Mercury 25 times while Phoenix Mercury has won 36 games against Las Vegas Aces.

Mercury and Aces in the Semi Finals last season.
Mercury and Aces in the Semi Finals last season.

In the last 5 games between the two teams, the stats are in favor of the Las Vegas Aces. They have defeated Phoenix Mercury in 4 of the last 5 games.

The last match between the two teams was back on May 5, 2022. Las Vegas Aces won the game by 100-80 points.

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Las Vegas Aces vs Phoenix Mercury: Best Picks

Tina Charles

The 2012 WNBA MVP has been incredible this season. With her 3-pt prowess and superior rebounding skills, she is the best offensive and defensive package in a player. This center has a tendency to draw fouls AND score and shoot 3s as if they are nothing.

Tina Charles during a game.
Tina Charles during a game.

Charles averages 15.4 points, 7.3 rebounds with a 3-pt field goal percentage of 36.4%.

A’ja Wilson

A'ja Wilson during a game.
A’ja Wilson during a game.

2020’s WNBA MVP, A’ja Wilson is very consistent this season. Releasing very potent shots from inside the arc and a high level mid-range shooting accuracy, she’s pretty talented. She has averaged 19.4 points this season, along with 1.8 assists per game, accompanied by 9.7 rebounds.

Chelsea Gray

Chelsea Gray might just be the biggest offensive threat this season. With exceptional shooting skills from all ranges, incredible shot IQ and offensive awareness, she’s a massive threat when she is on the ball. Appearing in the All-Star team four times, she’s pretty dominant on the court.

Chelsea Gray during a game.
Chelsea Gray during a game.

This season, she is averaging 12.7 points, 6.1 assists and almost 2 steals per game.

Las Vegas Aces vs Phoenix Mercury: Possible Lineup

Phoenix Mercury: Guard- Skylar Diggins-Smith | Guard- Diana Taurasi | Forward- Shey Puddy | Forward- Sophie Cunningham | Center- Brianna Turner

Las Vegas Aces: Guard- Kelsey PlumGuard- Chelsea GrayForward- Dearica HambyForward- Jackie YoungCenter- A’ja Wilson

Las Vegas Aces vs Phoenix Mercury: Prediction

All the odds are highly favoring the Connecticut Sun for this encounter. They are looking like a much stronger side than the Phoenix Mercury. Moreover, their confidence will be high after winning a one-sided affair just 2 days ago.

On the other hand, the Phoenix Mercury will play under the pressure of saving their playoff spot. They need to forget what happened till now and formulate a fresh plan to give a tough fight to Connecticut. As per the predictions and betting platforms, the Sun is expected to win this game tonight.

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Varun Sharma
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Varun is a huge NBA and F1 fanatic, which is also the reason why he is here. Pursuing a career in cloud computing and DevOps, he's always keen and eager to learn new things.
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