The Las Vegas Aces are one win away from their first WNBA championship. Will they get that win tonight against the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA Finals? Will the Sun be buoyed by the home crowd at Mohegan Sun Arena and keep the series alive?
The Aces, the top seed in this year’s WNBA playoffs, set the stage for tonight’s celebration by dominating at home in the first two games.
In Game 1, Las Vegas jumped out to a 12-point lead, but Connecticut rallied and led by as many as eight points in the second half. Both teams struggled to score in the fourth quarter, but the home team held on and delivered the first blow with a 67-64 victory.
In Game 2, the Aces jumped out to a 12-point lead early in the second quarter, thanks to a 13-1 run.
But, unlike in Game 1, they did not allow the Sun to turn things around in Game 2. Connecticut got within three points in the third quarter, but that was as close as they would get as Las Vegas cruised to an 85-71 victory.
Game 3 Information and Betting Odds for the Las Vegas Aces vs. Connecticut Sun
The #1 Las Vegas Aces (2-0) will face the #3 Connecticut Sun (0-2)
Mohegan Sun Arena is the venue and location (Uncasville, Connecticut)
The date is September 15, 2022.
Time of game: 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
ESPN will broadcast the Aces vs. Sun game.
Sun Odds vs. Aces
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+1.5 for the Las Vegas Aces (-115)
-1.5 Connecticut Sun (-105)
Over 159.5 (-110)
Under 159.5 (-110)
-104 Las Vegas Aces
-118 Connecticut Sun
OKBet Sports Prediction and Betting Picks for the Las Vegas Aces vs. Connecticut Sun
Prediction for the Aces vs. Sun: Las Vegas
Aces ML (Best Value: +100 at Caesars Sportsbook & BetMGM) vs. Sun
In the regular season, Las Vegas had the best road record in the WNBA, and in the semifinals, they won twice in a raucous environment in Seattle to close out the series.
Trying to win a first championship carries more weight than any other game this season, it must be said.
However, the Aces were the best team in the league this season, and that has continued into the postseason.
They lost Game 1 at home to the Storm but were not rattled, nor were they rattled during the frantic end of regulation in Game 3 of that series. They were also unfazed when the Sun led by eight points in Game 1 or came close in Game 2.
The Sun will be lifted by the home crowd and will want to extend the season by at least one game, but with the Aces so close to the prize, they won’t take their eyes off it. Tonight should be the crowning moment for the league’s best team.