5 Most Impressive Las Vegas Sports Stats

These five Las Vegas sports stats will blow your mind!

1. 7 Las Vegas Aces players averaging 10 points or more per game

Believe it or not, the Las Vegas Aces have seven players who averaged ten points or more this season, giving the team a lot of options. In fact, with star players like A’ja Wilson, Liz Cambage, Riquna Williams, and Chelsea Grey on the team, this might be the year the team goes all the way. Whether they can get past threats like the Seattle Storm, Washington Mystics, or Connecticut Sun remains to be seen, but they have a shot.

Here are the star players  averaging  10 points per game:

  • A’ja Wilson 18.7 PPG
  • Liz Camabge 14.77 PPG
  • Kelsey Plum 14.3 PPG
  • Jackie Young 12.1 PPG
  • Dearica Hamby 11.4 PPG
  • Chelsea Gray 11.1 PPG
  • Riquana Williams 10.4 PPG

2. Kyle Busch having over 200 career NASCAR wins

Las Vegas native Kyle Busch recorded his 200th NASCAR Series win earlier this year. Critics complain about Busch still competing in this division, but he’s still one of the most iconic drivers in NASCAR history. Keep in mind that the only other driver to notch 200 wins in NASCAR is seven-time Cup Series Champion Richard Petty, who is currently enshrined in the Hall of fame. That has to be a good sign for Kyle Busch’s eventual Hall of fame nomination. He could even end up being a first-ballot Hall of farmer depending on how his career ends.

Feels just like number one. Feels just like yesterday, a jubilant Busch said after amassing 200 career wins. Just awesome. Just awesome. To win 200, I mean, whatever it means, it means a lot to me. It means a lot to all my guys, everybody at Joe Gibbs Racing. It s an amazing opportunity to drive for Joe Gibbs. I cherish every minute of it, love it always.

Biggest wins of Kyle Busch’s career:

  • 2019 Cup Series championship race at Phoenix Raceway.
  • 2016 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • 2015 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • 2019 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway
  • 2007 Spring Bristol Race at Bristol Motor Speedway
  • 2005 at Fontana Speedway
  • 2005 at Phoenix International Raceway

3. Derek Carr 34/56 435 yards, two touchdowns and one interception

Derek Carr might have made mistakes during the Week 1 game against the Baltimore Ravens, but he came up clutch when it counted for the Las Vegas Raiders. In fact, between tossing Zay Jones the final touchdown of the game in overtime and racking up a total of 435 yards, he did everything he could to put his team in a spot to win. Now, that doesn’t mean there weren’t some ill-timed throws to Darren Waller and other wide receivers, but he always made up for it.

What really set this performance apart was the touchdown that was called back and the subsequent interception that put the Raiders on the verge of suffering their first loss of the season.  While some thought that might have been the game, the Raiders’ defense ended up getting the ball back and allowed Carr to set up a game-winning drive.  This is the kind of performance fans were expecting from Carr as a franchise player, and it’s nice to see him finally come up clutch in a big game.

Derek Carr season-by-season stats

  • 2021: 60.7 completion percentage, 435 yards, two touchdowns, one interception, 89.5 passer rating
  • 2020:  67.3 completion percentage,  4103 yards,  27 touchdowns, nine interceptions,  101.4 passer rating
  • 2019: 70.4 completion percentage, 4054 yards, 21 touchdowns, eight interceptions, 100.8 passer rating
  • 2018: 68.9 completion percentage, 4049 yards, 19 touchdowns, ten interceptions, 93.9 passer rating.

4. Marc-Andre Fleury starting 12 straight playoff games in 2021

It’s no secret that Las Vegas sports fans hated the moment the Las Vegas Golden Knights traded Marc-Andre Fleury to the Chicago Blackhawks. Still, can we take a moment to appreciate the fact that this man started 12-straight playoff games for his team in 2021? Furthermore, he won the Vezina trophy at the end of the season, making him the league’s best goalie.

How could he not be after only allowing 33 goals in 16 games and stopping 403 shots from reaching the net throughout the playoffs? The man was a brick wall.

Here are Fleury’s stats:

  • 2020 regular season stats: 2146 minutes played, 71 goals allowed, 989 shots against, and six shutouts
  • 2019 regular season stats: 2880 minutes played 133 goals allowed, 1399 shots against, and five shutouts
  • 2018 regular season stats: 3665 minutes played, 152 goals allowed, 1745 shots against, and eight shutouts
  • 2017 regular season stats: 2673 minutes played, 100 goals allowed, 1376 shots against, and four shutouts

5. Darren Waller 10 receptions, 105 yards, 10.5 yards per reception and a Touchdown agaisnt the Ravens

While it was Las Vegas Raiders Wide Reciever Zay Jones who Derek Carr connected with for the winning touchdown in the Week 1  game against the Baltimore Ravens, Darren Waller took in the lion’s share of receptions. The young wide receiver was able to catch ten balls for 105 yards, 10.5 yards a catch, and a touchdown.

Waller’s numbers by year:

  • 2020:  107 receptions, 1196 yards, 11.2 yards per catch, nine touchdowns
  • 2019: 90 receptions, 1145 yards,  12.7 yards per catch, three touchdowns
  • 2018: Six receptions, 75 yards,  12.5 yards per catch, zero touchdowns
  • 2016: Ten receptions, 85 yards, 8.5 yards per catch, two touchdowns

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