Connecticut Sun vs. Las Vegas Aces: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 21, 2024

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Jun 21, 2024 8:10 AM
The red-hot Connecticut Sun, riding a 13-1 overall record and a perfect 5-0 road record, head to the Michelob ULTRA Arena on Friday, June 21st to take on the Las Vegas Aces, who look to bounce back from a 7-6 start to the season. The Sun are coming off a strong performance led by a 32-point effort from their star player. Expect an intense matchup as these two WNBA powerhouses clash in Sin City.
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Sun vs Aces statistics

Stat Sun Aces
Streak W4 W1
Last Ten Games 9-1 5-5
Points Per Game 80.9 87.4
Rebounds Per Game 33.6 34.2
Assists Per Game 19.5 20.1
Blocks Per Game 2.9 4.5
Steals Per Game 8.4 6.8
Field Goal % 44.6 42.2
Three Point % 30.4 34.7
Points Against 70.7 85.5

Las Vegas Aces recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/19/24 vs Seattle Storm W 94-83
6/15/24 vs New York Liberty L 90-82
6/13/24 @ Phoenix Mercury W 103-99
6/11/24 vs Minnesota Lynx L 100-86
6/9/24 @ Los Angeles Sparks L 96-92

Connecticut Sun recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/18/24 vs Los Angeles Sparks W 79-70
6/15/24 @ Dallas Wings W 85-67
6/12/24 @ Chicago Sky W 83-75
6/10/24 vs Indiana Fever W 89-72
6/8/24 vs New York Liberty L 82-75

Sun vs Aces predictions

When the Connecticut Sun hit the court against the Las Vegas Aces, all eyes are likely to be on DeWanna Bonner and Alyssa Thomas. Bonner, leading the Sun with an average of 17.5 points per game, has been a consistent scoring threat this season. Expect her to leverage her explosive scoring ability, especially in high-pressure situations. Meanwhile, Thomas isn't just a passing wonder; her stats boast a double whammy of 8.1 assists and 9.8 rebounds per game. This kind of all-around gameplay from Thomas could very well dictate the pace and control the rhythm of the game against the Aces.

On the flip side, the Las Vegas Aces will undoubtedly lean on A'ja Wilson and Jackie Young to counteract the Sun’s firepower. Wilson, a dominating presence in the paint, averages a robust 27.9 points and 11.3 rebounds per game. Her ability to both score and clean up the glass makes her a dual threat. Jackie Young, fresh off a stunning 32-point performance, is another key piece for the Aces. With her confidence high and her playmaking skills (averaging 6 assists per game), she's expected to bring her A-game, providing Wilson with ample scoring opportunities and keeping the Aces competitive throughout.

Predicting a winner in what promises to be a thrilling encounter isn’t easy, especially given the contrasting styles and strengths of each team. However, with the Sun's impressive 5-0 away record and their top-notch player performances, they have a slight edge. That said, the Aces’ combination of Wilson's scoring and rebounding prowess with Young's playmaking could surprise us. Still, leaning on the overall consistency and balance of the Connecticut Sun seems like a safe bet. Let’s see if they can maintain their road dominance or if the Aces will use their home-court advantage to shake things up. What do you think, will the Aces manage to pull an upset, or will the Sun continue their scorching run?

Las Vegas Aces injuries

  • Kierstan Bell (G): Out

Connecticut Sun injuries

  • Moriah Jefferson (G): Out

Sun vs Aces game info

Venue Michelob ULTRA Arena
Location Las Vegas, NV
Tip-off Fri 10:00 PM
TV ION

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