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Mercury vs Aces Prediction and Picks – Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Despite being without Brittney Griner, the Phoenix Mercury gave the Las Vegas Aces all they could handle in last week’s season opener.

Tonight, they will look to repeat or improve on that feat when the two teams meet at the Michelob Ultra Arena for the second consecutive Tuesday.

In last week’s matchup, the Aces took a 29-14 lead after one quarter and appeared to be on their way to defeating the Mercury. Instead, Phoenix pulled within one at halftime, took a lead in the third quarter and rallied again in the fourth quarter after Las Vegas opened a tied game with a 19-6 run.

In the end, the champions achieved an 89-80 victory, but it was not the rout they initially seemed headed for.

What will we see in tonight’s rematch? The Aces struggled to defeat another inferior opponent on Saturday, so the Mercury can be encouraged by their chances of suffering a rare home loss.

Phoenix Mercury vs Las Vegas Aces Odds

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Spread

  • Phoenix Mercury +14 (-115)
  • Las Vegas Aces -13 (-105)

Below

  • More than 172.5 (-116)
  • Less than 172.5 (-104)

money line

  • Phoenix Mercury +725
  • Las Vegas Aces -1150

Phoenix Mercury vs Las Vegas Betting Analysis

How much do the Aces miss injured Chelsea Gray?

Judging by how the first two games have gone, they could be set for some losses until Gray, who is recovering from a left foot injury, returns, whenever that may be. Before the Aces’ game against the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday, Gray said he hopes to play this season, but his return date is up in the air.

With this summer’s Olympics and a three-peat in mind, Gray doesn’t need to be rushed back for a series of early regular-season games that will mostly be victories, even if they are more arduously won than expected.

That said, after the Aces struggled against the Mercury in their opener and then did so again against the Sparks on Saturday, teams won’t be as afraid of the Aces for now as they would if they were playing a team with His strenght.

Even double-digit leads are not enough to deter the opposition. Like the Mercury, the Sparks trailed by 13 points in the fourth quarter. However, they managed a four-point game late in an eventual 89-82 loss.

With this in mind, it would be wise to stay away from any spread involving the Aces.

However, they can still score, even when they don’t shoot well. In their first game, they scored 89 points despite shooting just 40.8% (29 of 71) from the field and 20.7% (6 of 29) from three. And in Saturday’s game they scored 89 points again despite shooting just 42.5% (31 of 73) from the field. It’s only a matter of time before they reach the 90-point mark, which they did 32 times in 50 games last season, for the first time this season. Look for that to happen tonight when they improve to 3-0.

Phoenix Mercury vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction and Picks

Mercury vs Aces Prediction: Aces to win

Mercury vs Aces Picks: 1) The Aces team totals more than 93.5 points (-115 in Bovada), 2) Jackie Young more than 20.5 points (-110 in Bovada), 3) A’ja Wilson more than 10.5 rebounds (- 115 in Bovada)

Other WNBA Betting Information

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