The biggest game on the WNBA schedule so far this season is set to take place in Las Vegas on Thursday night. There, the New York Liberty and Las Vegas Aces will square off in a battle of the two super teams in the league.
Here, we make our Liberty vs Aces betting predictions for what could be the best game of the season to this point.
New York Liberty vs. Las Vegas Aces Odds
The Liberty vs Aces betting odds for this contest show the Aces as 6.5-point favorites coming into this matchup. The total for the game is set at 174.5 points, which is the highest total on the board for Thursday’s WNBA schedule by a double-digit margin.
Liberty vs. Aces Betting Information
New York Liberty vs Las Vegas Aces
Location of the game: Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas, NV.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 29. 10:00 PM ET.
How to watch: Prime Video
New York Liberty vs. Las Vegas Aces Analysis
Entering Thursday, the New York Liberty and Las Vegas Aces are both top-three teams in the WNBA standings. The Aces are a league-best 13-1 on the season, and have won seven games in a row. Meanwhile, the Liberty are in third place at 10-3 on the season, and have won four games in a row.
New York Liberty Performance Recap and Analysis
The New York Liberty are in third place in the WNBA, and are coming off of consecutive wins over top-four teams in the Washington Mystics and Connecticut Sun. Looking at this year’s WNBA stats, the Liberty are in second in offensive rating this season, but their fifth-ranked defense could be a problem against the prolific Aces offense here.
According to the injury report for the Liberty, New York is set to be without Stefanie Dolson and Han Xu for this contest. Dolson is out with an ankle injury, while Han is out playing for the Chinese national team at the Asia Cup.
Betting Trends to Know
- The Liberty have been one of the best WNBA teams at winning games, going 10-3 on the year so far. But they are just 7-6 against the spread for the season.
- New York has gone over the total in eight of their 13 games on the season so far.
Las Vegas Aces Performance Recap and Analysis
There is no better team in the WNBA standings than the Las Vegas Aces this season. They are 13-1 on the year, and their only loss came on the road against the Connecticut Sun. Here, the Aces’ top-rated offense will be tested against a Liberty team with a ton of length.
On the injury front, the Aces have no injuries to report going into this matchup. Their health has given them a huge edge all season long, and this game should be no different.
Betting Trends to Know
- While the Aces are 13-1 against the spread on the season, they are just 7-7 against the spread in 2023.
- Vegas has gone over the total in the majority of their games, doing so eight times in 14 contests this season.
Liberty vs. Aces Betting Picks
Thursday’s WNBA odds do not leave a lot of value when betting the moneyline for this Liberty vs Aces contest. But the best move on the moneyline is to pair the Aces moneyline with a bet of a similar price to form a two-team parlay at close to even odds.
The total for this game is much higher than the total for most WNBA contests, which makes some sense, given the offensive firepower on both sides. But we will happily take the contrarian route in this matchup and bet the under instead.
While the thought process for many going into this game is that the Liberty and Aces are on level footing, that is not the case at this point in time. The Aces are a team that has had more time together than currently constructed, which will given them the edge here. Expect them to cover the spread as a result.
New York Liberty vs. Las Vegas Aces Prediction
Our top Liberty vs Aces betting pick is for the Aces to win this game and cover the spread. They should be able to get off to a good start here against a Liberty team still figuring things out, and hold onto the lead with their superior shot-making down the stretch.