Betting Recap - 7/24-7/30
August 1, 2017
By Joe Williams
League Betting Notes (Monday, July 24 through Sunday, July 30)
-- Favorites went 14-8 straight up (SU)
-- Underdogs went 12-10 against the spread (ATS)
-- Home teams posted a 14-8 SU record
-- Road teams posted a 12-10 ATS record
-- The 'over/under' went 11-11
Team Betting Notes
-- Atlanta (10-13) lost a pair of games at home, slipping three games below .500 for the first time this season. One of the losses came against first-place Washington (14-9), a team the Dream has had no answer for so far. Atlanta is 0-3 SU/ATS wrapped up the season series against Washington 0-3 SU/ATS.
-- The only thing that could cool off the Mystics was a leaking roof at their home court, the Verizon Center. Their showdown against Connecticut (14-9), a team they're tied with atop the Eastern Conference, was called 50 minutes after schedule tip due to moisture on the court. The game normally could have been moved to Saturday, but that option was unavailable this week due to an Arena Football game being played that night.
-- The Mystics have won and covered three in a row, and they look for a season-high cover streak of four games when they travel to San Antonio (3-21) on Friday.
-- The Stars were showing some signs of life in early July, especially posting a respectable 5-3 ATS run from June 25-July 20, but they're back to their losing ways. San Antonio has dropped three in a row and they've failed to cover in each outing.
-- Chicago (8-16) was another club showing signs of life until recently. In fact, the Sky rattled off five wins in six contests from July 8-20, including confidence-building victories against title contenders Los Angeles (17-6) and Minnesota (19-2). However, the Sky are now 0-3 SU/ATS over the past three outings, and they shook things up by dealing Tamera Young and Imani Boyette to the Dream for Jordan Hooper and a first-round pick in 2018.
-- Dallas (11-14) is another team doing a slown tumble down the standings. Since a season-high four-game winning streak from June 18-25, the Wings have been clipped in six of their past nine games while posting a dismal 2-7 ATS record during the span.
-- Indiana (8-16) has dropped four in a row, and nine of their past 10, as they make a beeline for the basement in the East. Despite the tumble, they're still a decent 3-2 ATS over the past five, including two losses by a total of three points.Total bettors have enjoyed the Fever, as the 'under' is a profitable 11-4 over their past 15 outings.
-- After a shocking straight-up loss at home to the Sky on June 20, the Sparks have posted three straight wins while going 2-1 ATS. Even more consistent is the 'under', going 12-2 over the past 14 for L.A.
-- The Lynx also found a loss to the Sky to be a wake-up call. They have rattled off six straight wins since their July 8 setback in the Windy City, although they have alternated wins and losses against the spreadover the past eight.
-- New York (12-10) is quietly trending upward, going 4-1 SU/ATS over the past five outings, with their only setback a one-point loss in Minnesota on July 25.
-- Phoenix (13-10) picked on the dregs of the league this past week, winning and covering in Chicago and at home against San Antonio. The Mercury have also covered four of their past five on the road.
-- Seattle (10-13) continues to spin its wheels in the win-loss columu, but the Storm have tied a season-high with three covers in a row heading into their trip to Dallas on Friday. They're 2-0 SU/ATS in two previous meetings with the Wings this season, including an 89-69 win July 1 in the Metroplex back as a four-point underdog.
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