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Devon Platana
Phoenix Mercury vs Las Vegas Aces prediction, odds and betting insights for WNBA playoff game on Saturday, August 20.
Phoenix Mercury vs Las Vegas Aces prediction, odds and betting insights for WNBA playoff game on Saturday, August 20. / AP Photo/John Locher
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Mercury vs Aces Game 2 Info

2022 WNBA Playoffs — Round 1 Game 2 (LV Leads 1-0)
Phoenix Mercury (15-21, 4-14 Away) vs. Las Vegas Aces (26-10, 13-5 Home)
Date: Saturday, Aug. 20, 2021
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Venue: Michelob ULTRA Arena — Las Vegas,NV
Coverage: ESPN 2

The Las Vegas Aces continued their dominance into the playoffs with a 79-63 Game 1 victory over the Phoenix Mercury. Kelsey Plum led the way with a game-high 22 points while Aja Wilson and Kiah Stokes were dominant in the paint, tallying 12 and 13 rebounds, respectively.

It was an otherwise forgettable experience for the Mercury. While they were within five points at halftime, they wound up getting outscored 37-26 in the second half. A full-length effort will be needed on Saturday if Phoenix hopes to even the series.

Mercury vs Aces Odds & Spread

All WNBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PHX: (+1120) | LV: (-3000)
Spread: PHX: +16.5 (-110) | LV: -16.5 (-110)
Total: 166.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Odds to Win WNBA Championship: PHX: (+35000) | LV: (-105)

The Aces enter this contest as the heavy favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 166.5, which is the second-highest total of this weekend's WNBA playoff games. 

Mercury vs Aces Prediction & Pick

All NBA win probability predictions and picks are according to FiveThirtyEight.
Prediction: Las Vegas Aces win (89%)

FiveThirtyEight strongly leans towards the Aces here. It's hard to disagree considering that they're -3000 moneyline favorites on FanDuel, translating to an implied probability of 96.8%. Furthermore, including the regular season and playoffs, the Aces are 4-0 against the Mercury this year.

At the end of the day, there isn't much to like about the Mercury after shooting 30.7% from the field and 27.8% from three-point range on Wednesday. Adding the fact that Phoenix was also out-rebounded, it's tough imagining a scenario where the Mercury can beat the Aces this weekend barring an unforeseen collapse

Final Score Prediction: Aces: 85 | Mercury: 69

Mercury vs Aces Betting Trends

- Phoenix is 1-5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven road games.
- Las Vegas is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games.
- The total hit the under in six of Phoenix's last eight games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Las Vegas' last seven home games.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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