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Go With Aces to Win Outright, Cover as Road Favorite vs Dream

A’ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces will have a tough act to follow when they return to Atlanta, the site of an offensive explosion by Wilson and her teammates. Las Vegas is favored by the WNBA betting lines to pick up its second win in a row on the road.

Wilson tied the WNBA single-game record with 53 points on 16 of 23 shooting as visiting Las Vegas topped Atlanta 112-100. It was the fifth straight time that the Aces topped the Dream. Las Vegas has won its last five games in Atlanta with an average margin of victory of 11.4 points. Three of the last four times that the Aces played at Atlanta, the game went over the total.

Go With Aces to Win Outright, Cover as Road Favorite vs Dream
Alysha Clark #7 of the Las Vegas Aces | Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

The WNBA odds list Las Vegas as the 8½-point favorite in Friday’s matchup. The Aces are priced at -380 to win the game outright while Atlanta is currently at +300 to improve to 2-1 at home.

Las Vegas is first at +110 in the odds of winning the WNBA championship. Atlanta is +4000.


Aces vs Dream Game Information

  • Game: Las Vegas Aces (4-1) at Atlanta Dream (3-2)
  • Date/Time: May 31, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Gateway Center, College Park, Ga.
  • Aces vs Dream Live Stream: WNBA.com


Aces vs Dream Odds and Spreads

Money Line
Point Spread
Over 172½ -110
Total Game
Under 172½ -110
Over 90½ -115
Team Total Game
Over 82 -115
Under 90½ -115
Team Total Game
Under 82 -115


Young is the Jackie Of All Trades

The absence of point guard Chelsea Gray has forced some players to take on different roles. No one has needed to adjust more than Jackie Young.

The former Notre Dame star has always been able to score and defend. However, she is showing off another facet of her game.

Through the first five games of the 2023 season, Young had 112 points and 14 assists. After five games this year, she has 109 points and 41 assists.

Young had 10 assists and two turnovers in the road opener against Minnesota after having 11 assists in a win over Los Angeles earlier this season.

Young had at least 10 assists twice during her rookie season but had gone four seasons without a double-digit assist game.

“I didn’t know I was going to have the ball in my hands this much going into the season, and so that’s been a bit of an adjustment,” Young recently told the media. “I’m no point guard at all, but I’m just trying to do whatever I can to help our team win.”

Las Vegas, which is 2-4 against the spread over its last six games, bolstered its roster on Friday by signing veteran Tiffany Hayes.


Veterans Charles and Powers Making An Impact

Atlanta had three picks in the 2024 WNBA Draft and selected foreign players that the Dream knew would not be coming to training camp. However, that didn’t mean that the Dream went into the 2024 season with the same cast of characters that helped Atlanta make it into the 2023 playoffs.

Atlanta traded for point guard Jordin Canada, signed former WNBA Most Valuable Player Tina Charles, and Aerial Powers. During the preseason, Atlanta traded for guard Crystal Dangerfield.

Charles leads Atlanta in rebounding and is third in scoring, Powers is Atlanta’s top-scoring reserve while Dangerfield has settled into the backup point guard role. Canada has yet to play for the Dream because of injury and will miss the game as well.

Atlanta has failed to cover against the Las Vegas odds in its last three home games.


Aces vs Dream Best Bet

Keep an eye on the updates on Atlanta’s second-leading scorer Allisha Gray. She is dealing with a thumb injury and is questionable for the game. The WNBA betting lines could shift if Gray misses her first game of the season. She averaged 14.3 points against the Aces a season ago.

Atlanta is second in the league in field-goal percentage but just sixth in scoring so that is an indication of the pace that the Dream likes to play at.

Atlanta failed to cover in three games as a row before a 73-67 win over Washington as a three-point favorite the last time out.

Las Vegas leads the league in scoring offense even without Gray with three of the last four games landing over the total. With the total at 172½ for this matchup, another game involving the Aces could go over the total.


Aces vs Dream Prediction

Aces 88, Dream 78



Question Of The Day

When was the last time that Atlanta defeated Las Vegas?

Atlanta defeated Las Vegas on July 19, 2022.

What are good player props to consider for the game between the Las Vegas Aces and Atlanta Dream?

Atlanta’s Tina Charles is coming off a game with 15 rebounds and has topped 10 three times in her first five, so she is a solid option in the rebounding props. Can anybody stop Las Vegas’ A’ja Wilson? She had 29 points and 15 rebounds in each of her last two games.

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