The Aces are the lone unbeaten team and coming off a four-point away victory over the Indiana Fever. Connecticut is riding a three-game winning streak after dispatching the Dallas Wings 80-74 on June 4.
Las Vegas is -5.5 favorites with a 167.5 point total when the two sides meet at 7:00 pm. Check out our best betting advice for Tuesday’s Las Vegas Aces vs. Connecticut Sun matchup.
Las Vegas is off to an impressive 6-0 start with an equally impressive 4-0 mark away from Sin City. The Aces are a star-studded team and top the WNBA in multiple scoring categories including a whopping +18 point differential through their first six games.
Jackie Young leads the Aces in scoring and steals, A’ja Wilson is the squads leading rebounder and shot blocker, while Chelsea Gray is dropping seven dimes per game.
- Kelsey Plum is shooting 45% from downtown and averaging 14.3 points per game
- Candace Parker is playing 22 minutes per night with 8.6 points and 5.5 caroms
- Reserve center Kia Stokes is averaging seven boards per night
Las Vegas allows the fewest points per game and their opponents +/- -18 tops the WNBA by a large margin. Aces’s rivals are shooting 39% from the field, but 38% from beyond the arc and the Lady Aces also hold opponents to a league-best six offensive rebounds per game.
Three-Game Home Winning Streak for Sun
The Sun are 6-1 on the season, but they’re riding a three-game winning streak and have won three consecutive games at Mohegan Sun Arena. Connecticut allows the fewest fast break points and second-fewest points in the paint so far this season.
DeWanna Bonner leads Connecticut in scoring, Alyssa Thomas leads in rebounds and assists, and Brionna Jones is top with two steals per game.
- Thomas is averaging 14.4 points per game, 11.9 caroms, and 5.7 dimes
- Tiffany Hayes is chipping in with 12.3 points, four boards, and three assists
- Natisha Hiedeman is scoring nine points per night but committing 1.9 turnovers
Connecticut has the highest offensive rebound percentage in the ladies game, and that’s a good thing because the Sun isn’t a good shooting team from inside or outside of the arc. The Sun are second in drawn fouls but 10th in free-throw shooting percentage.
Las Vegas Aces vs. Connecticut Sun Best Bet: Las Vegas Aces -5.5 -110 (DraftKings)
The Aces are clearly the better team and should cover the -5.5 points on Tuesday.
There is a stark contrast in styles of play between the two teams. The Sun play the slowest pace in the league and are a terrible shooting team from everywhere on the court but win games allowing a paltry 28% on opponents’ fourth-quarter triple attempts.
Las Vegas is the polar opposite – they are the best shooting team inside the arc and above average from beyond it and play at the fastest pace in the WNBA. They win games because they have a loaded team with three regulars shooting over 45% from downtown and by pounding the ball inside.
Connecticut plays extremely good defense, but they are no match for the Aces’ size and the Sun will have their hands full just scoring the basketball. Las Vegas is just 3-3 ATS but has been forced to cover spreads between 11.5-15.5 points and covering -5.5 seems manageable. Take Las Vegas to cover on Tuesday. Las Vegas Aces -5.5 -110 (DraftKings)