OK day yesterday (1-1 and got the Washington lean right) so we move on to Sunday to close out the weekend.
Two games on the slate, both post-NBA playoffs (smart move WNBA).
The first pits Atlanta against Minnesota (-6, o164). We tabbed the Lynx to break out of their slump last game and cashed, but this game is different. Atlanta is 5-0 ATS and Minnesota is 1-7 ATS of late. Carter's injury for the Dream is offset by Powers being out for the Lynx. So I expect another close game (Lynx won by 2 last time they played) and thus I like Atlanta in this game. I would lean Atlanta ML (+200) if you could get slightly better odds.
THE PICK: Atlanta +6
Second game pits the Seattle Storm (-8.5 o176) vs the Dallas Wings. Seattle has been COLD ATS of late (1-4) and had a tough game against the Wings last time. I expect another close match up. Both teams pretty healthy. I think this game obliterates the over, and I also like the Wings to cover.
THE PICK: Dallas +8.5 and o176
I'll probably parlay these three bets just for fun.
I get a lot of private messages from people who enjoy this, so this is for you. As for the trolls? Hahaha yeah. You do you. I ain't going anywhere. And these women will make smart gamblers money no matter how many times you say you'd rather watch boy's high school basketball.
See you all next weekend!
Had a nice 3-1 day yesterday so we DEFINITELY righted the ship now as we're in + territory for the season!
Three Saturday games today: Aces (-7.5, o167) at Mystics in the early game, Chicago at Los Angeles (-1.5, o158), and New York at Connecticut (-9, o159.5).
I don't have a great feel for the Mystics yet so I'm skipping the early game (I lean toward the Mystics +7.5 though and probably will take them in a parlay with the games below).
In the Chicago (2-6) vs. Los Angeles (3-3) game, the Sparks are reeling now with the loss of Nneke Ogwumike who will be out 4-6 weeks. What a blow to a team that's had a rough start. The Sky can score, so your instinct is to take them and the points, but my experience is that teams tend to rally short term when a star goes down. Think Sixers when Embiid goes out. So I like the Sparks and the points in this one.
THE PICK: Los Angeles -1.5
In the late game we get Sabrina and the Liberty (5-3) against the red hot Sun (7-2). Connecticut along with Seattle is the cream of the crop this year. They are good at home and on the road, and a monster 7-2 ATS this year so far. As solid a bet as you're going to find. The Liberty are without Natasha Howard who might miss the rest of the season, and the Sun's Alyssa Thomas is questionable. That -9 is a BIG line, though. I want to take the Sun and give the points, but I just think that the Liberty find a way to keep it relatively close. So I like the Liberty and the big line in this one.
THE PICK: New York +9
I'll be back tomorrow for Sunday's games. 6-1 in the last seven! Let's keep letting these women make us money!
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Well, we finally righted the ship! Went undefeated on Memorial Day Weekend in the WNBA. The chaos of early season seems to have settled down, and we're back to settling in and making some money for the year.
Only two games on the Friday slate. I like them both.
The first pits the Atlanta Dream against the Minnesota Lynx (-6.5, o162.5, -270 ML). As I suspected the Lynx got back on the winning track last week, and although Aeriel Powers is still out, I think they're MUCH better than their 1-4 record shows. They were league runners up last year, after all. Cheyenne Parker and Chennedy Carter are out for the Dream, so that's ... not great for a team that is trying to continue forward momentum from a 4-2 start. Your instinct is to pick the hotter team (the Dream) but I think the Lynx is the smart bet here. I also think this game goes over 162.5. Atlanta has gone over three straight, and Minnesota is 15-8 on the over in their last 23.
THE PICK: Minnesota -6.5 and o162.5
The second game pits the Dallas Wings at the Seattle Storm (-9.5, o172, -575 ML). You might have missed it but longtime Storm coach Dan Hughes just retired 6 games into the season; he was replaced by his top assistant and former WNBA player Noelle Quin, so there should be no problem with the transition. Still, a strange move but Hughes was always a class act so his presence will be missed. Seattle is killing it again (6-1) and the Wings are having trouble (2-4) again this year. But oddsmakers have been giving Seattle a bit too much on the line this year, which is why they are only 3-4 ATS when last year they were monsters. The Wings for sure miss Sabally but I think -9.5 is just too much. I like the Wings and the points here, and I'm also leaning over in this game.
THE PICK: Dallas +9.5
I'll update this blog over the weekend, and as always, you may hate the WNBA and rage online about how women’s basketball is like boy's high school basketball, but of COURSE you know more than Kobe Bryant, right? But aways remember that these women can make you the same amount of money as men.
Don't let gender keep you from winning money.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaQMnkFHiRk&ab_channel=BHighAtl