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WNBA Mercury vs. Aces odds, lines, picks: Proven experts reveal selection for Saturday's game

Calvin Wetzel and Aaron Barzilai went 590-430 on their women's NCAA basketball picks this season, and now they turn their focus to the WNBA. They have their pick for Saturday's matchup between Phoenix and Las Vegas
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The Las Vegas Aces host the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday in a WNBA matchup at Michelob Ultra Arena. The Aces (5-1) have beaten Phoenix (2-3) twice already this season, including an 86-74 victory on Tuesday night.

Las Vegas is an eight-point favorite in the latest Mercury vs. Aces odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over/Under for total points scored is 170. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. ET. Before you make any WNBA picks or predictions, you NEED to see what women's basketball experts Calvin Wetzel and Aaron Barzilai are saying.

Barzilai is a Ph.D. from Stanford who served as Director of Basketball Analytics for the Philadelphia 76ers. Five years ago, he founded HerHoopStats.com -- a groundbreaking website that unlocks insights about the women's game. Wetzel, the site's lead betting writer, incorporates his mathematical background and strong knowledge of women's hoops to turn the site's prediction model into picks.

Now, Barzilai and Wetzel have turned their attention to the WNBA after going 590-430 overall (+127.40 units, +13.6 percent) during the 2021-22 women's college basketball season. Anyone who has followed them has seen HUGE returns.

The Aces have lost only to the Washington Mystics, and they battled to a 93-87 victory against the Minnesota Lynx on Thursday. Former Notre Dame star Jackie Young leads the WNBA's top-scoring team (90.3 points per game), which has six players averaging at least nine points. Young scores 19.2 per game, while forward Dearica Hamby leads the league in rebounds at 11 per contest while scoring 14.3.

The Mercury have had some struggles so far and have lost two in a row, including a 94-84 loss to the Dallas Wings on Thursday. But the team has plenty of star power, with Diana Taurasi the leading scorer at 17.4 points per game after scoring 31 on Thursday. Skylar Diggins-Smith averages 17 points, and the two average a combined 9.1 assists. Tina Charles (15.5 points, 8.8 rebounds) also can make a difference.

Wetzel and Barzilai have scoured the rosters and broken down the matchups for the Mercury vs. Storm matchup. They have revealed their best bets, and they are leaning Under the total, and they have found a critical x-factor that leads them to a STRONG play on one side of the spread. You ABSOLUTELY need to see their predictions and analysis before locking in any Storm vs. Mercury picks.

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