MVP Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun and last year’s MVP A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces are nowhere to be found as their teams sit on the wrong end of 2-1 series, needing a win on Wednesday night to force a decisive Game 5.
If this year’s postseason has taught us anything, it’s to never count out the game’s legends. Diana Taurasi, the 39-year-old playing on a bum ankle, racked up 37 points in 26 minutes to blow out Vegas in Game 2.
Candace Parker’s Chicago Sky finished just .500 in the regular season, and most anticipated an early playoff exit. Forget it. Instead, Parker’s double-double helped earn a Game 3 win over Connecticut and Courtney Vandersloot’s been a magician all damn series, dishing 37 assists in just three games.
While the Aces have looked completely outmatched, losing by 53 points in their last two games combined, the Sun were one Briann January layup away from taking Game 3. That explains why the Sun at -2.5 are favored on the road while the Aces are not, at +1.5.
One team has been unlucky. The other has been unwatchable.
If you believe an Aces superteam that lost just eight games all season can wipe away the memory of two straight meltdowns, a moneyline play on Vegas could be appealing. If you think the Sun’s barrage of missed layups will mercifully come to a close, consider taking Connecticut to cover the spread.