Only one WNBA game is scheduled for Saturday, but it is certainly an intriguing one. Two Western Conference foes are set to collide as the Las Vegas Aces hit the road to take on the Los Angeles Sparks. This will be the second meeting between the two sides this season after the Aces won the first matchup in blowout fashion late last month. If the WNBA betting odds for tonight’s game are any indication, a whole lot of points are to be expected. Based on numerous offensive statistics for both teams, one could argue that it’s impossible to set the over/under for this game high enough. Oddsmakers have also installed the visitors as a fairly large favorite for tonight’s Aces vs Sparks prediction.
The following game preview includes our official Aces vs Sparks prediction, the injury report for both teams, WNBA betting odds from BetOnline Sportsbook, key betting trends and much more!
Aces vs Sparks Prediction, WNBA Betting Odds and Game Info
WNBA Regular Season Game
Las Vegas Aces (10-2, 3-1 Away) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (5-7, 2-1 Home)
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022
Time: 9 PM EST
Venue: Crypto.com Arena — Los Angeles, CA
Aces vs Sparks WNBA Betting Game Preview
Las Vegas Aces Preview
Winners in ten of their first 12 games to begin the WNBA betting season, the Aces are the frontrunners in the league standings entering Saturday’s matchup. A loss to Connecticut nine days ago snapped what was a seven-game winning streak. Las Vegas was able to bounce back last Sunday with a home win over Dallas. The Aces will be playing tonight’s contest on six days’ worth of rest.
Despite losing center Liz Cambage in the offseason to the same Sparks team that they will face on Saturday, the Aces still possess a tremendous collection of talent. With the trio of Kelsey Plum (19.8 points per game), Jackie Young (19.2) and A’ja Wilson (16.8) leading the way, it’s no wonder that Las Vegas tops all WNBA teams in offensive rating this season. After all, we are talking about three consecutive number one overall draft picks here.
Los Angeles Sparks Preview
As for the Sparks (6-6 ATS, 8-4 O/U), they too have enjoyed nearly a week off from their last game prior to Saturday’s home tilt. L.A. certainly seems to have a knack for playing in close games. Dating back to May 17th, six of the Sparks’ eight games played have been decided by a margin of five points or less. The Sparks were on the wrong end of a seven-point WNBA betting decision in their most recent game last Sunday at Phoenix.
While the Aces primarily rely on their star-studded backcourt, the Sparks are the opposite in that the bulk of their offensive production comes inside. Former WNBA MVP Nneka Ogwumike leads the team in both scoring (18.1 points per game) and rebounding. The aforementioned Cambage also enters Saturday’s game averaging north of 15 points and six boards. Jordin Canada represents the Sparks’ third-leading scorer to go along with her 5.2 assists per game.
Aces vs Sparks WNBA Betting Odds
Moneyline: LV: (-300) | LA: (+250)
Point Spread: LV: -7 (-110) | LA: +7 (-110)
Total: 177 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting Percentages via Action Network: LV: (40%) | LA: (60%)
Aces vs Sparks Betting Trends
- Five of the Aces’ last six games following a straight up win have gone OVER the total.
- Aces are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games.
- The UNDER is 5-1 in the Sparks’ last six home games as a WNBA betting underdog.
- Four of the Sparks’ last five games following a straight up loss have gone OVER the total.
- Aces are 4-1 ATS in their last five head-to-head matchups against the Sparks.
Las Vegas Aces Injury Report
Out: Riquna Gray (foot)
Questionable: Jackie Young (ankle)
Los Angeles Sparks Injury Report
Out: Kristi Toliver (suspension); Rae Burrell (knee)
Aces vs Sparks Stats
- Las Vegas is averaging 91.0 points per game (PPG) this season (No. 1 in the WNBA).
- Las Vegas is surrendering 81.1 points per game (PPG) this season (No. 7 in the WNBA).
- Los Angeles is averaging 83.9 points per game (PPG) this season (No. 3 in the WNBA).
- Los Angeles is surrendering 87.2 points per game (PPG) this season (No. 11 in the WNBA).
Aces vs Sparks Prediction
One key element that bettors must monitor is the status of Jackie Young. The Aces’ second-leading scorer is listed on the injury report ahead of Saturday’s game as questionable with an ankle injury. Assuming she plays and Las Vegas is at full strength, the Aces simply have too many weapons to bet against them.
Coming into Saturday’s game, the Aces lead the league in each of pace, offensive rating and effective field goal percentage. Make no mistake about it: this team is an offensive juggernaut. They certainly got better of the Sparks in the first meeting between these teams back on May 23rd. That game saw the Aces run away with a 28-point win in which they scored a whopping 104 points.
Despite the lopsided outcome of the first Aces vs Sparks prediction, Los Angeles has actually proven to be well-equipped when it comes to scoring points in their own right. The Sparks enter Saturday’s matchup ranked third in offensive rating and second only to the Aces in effective field goal percentage.
The other factor to note as far as this total handicap is that both teams rank top-5 in the WNBA in terms of pace. Add in the fact that the Sparks are dead last in defensive rating coming into Saturday’s contest and betting this game under is virtually impossible to do. Even with the WNBA betting odds having already shot upward relative to the opening line, the styles of both these teams still makes the over the preferred side.
Aces vs Sparks Prediction: Over 177 (-110 at BetOnline Sportsbook)