WNBA Betting Recap - 8/11-8/17
August 17, 2014
By Joe Williams
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League Betting Notes (from Monday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 17)
-- Favorites went 7-2 straight up
-- Favorites went 5-4 against the spread (ATS)
-- Home teams posted a 5-4 SU record
-- Road teams posted a 5-4 ATS record
-- The 'under' went 7-2
Team Betting Notes
-- The 'under' went 18-8 in the final two weeks of the WNBA regular season.
-- Phoenix (29-5) set a WNBA record with its 29th victory of the regular season in the finale in Seattle (12-22). The Mercury was on fire in the win-loss column, but they wrapped up the regular season just 2-7 ATS over their final nine.
-- The Mercury will meet Los Angeles (16-18) in the first round of the WNBA playoffs. LA won two of the final three games, with that only loss coming against Phoenix. The Sparks were 3-0 ATS in the final three, and the 'under' cashed in 12 of the final 17 games of the regular season.
-- Phoenix went 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in five regular season meetings against Los Angeles.
-- Minnesota (25-9) will likely give Phoenix its biggest run for the money, but they must get by San Antonio (16-18) first. The Lynx went 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS against the Stars this season, dropping the final meeting in San Antonio by a 92-76 score on Aug. 15.
-- Atlanta (19-15) held on for the top seed in the East, but they definitely tumbled down the stretch. The Dream won just four of their final 14 regular season games after a 15-5 start. They're face Chicago (15-19) in Round 1 of the playoffs.
-- The Sky went 7-5 SU in its final 12 games, and they were 6-5-1 ATS during the span. The constant was the 'under', which went 15-6 in the final 21 games.
-- In head-to-head meetings this season, the Sky went 3-2 SU and 4-1 ATS against the Dream, winning and covering both meetings at home.
-- Indiana (16-18) and Washington (16-18) will meet in the first round, with the Fever as the two-seed. In a strange twist, the visitor won and covered in each of the four regular season meetings.
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