Betting Recap - 7/31-8/6
August 8, 2017
By Joe Williams
League Betting Notes (Monday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 6)
-- Underdogs went 7-5 straight up (SU)
-- Underdogs went 8-4 against the spread (ATS)
-- Home teams posted a 11-1 SU record
-- Road teams posted a 10-2 ATS record
-- The 'over' went 7-5
Team Betting Notes
-- Atlanta (10-15) continues to sink like a stone, dropping their fourth consecutive game on Saturday on the road in Chicago (10-16) They're also 0-4 ATS over the span after a 6-1 ATS run from July 7-25.
-- Speaking of the Sky, they came alive with a pair of victories, just the third time this season they have pieced together consecutive wins. They're also a respectable 7-4 ATS over their past 11, and the 'over' has cashed in four of their past five home outings.
-- Connecticut (15-9) vaulted to the top of the standings in the Eastern Conference, winning their third consecutive game against Phoenix (13-12) on Friday. The Sun have rattled off six straight victories at home, and they're 4-2 ATS during the stretch.
-- Dallas (13-14) topped Los Angeles (18-7) as 6 1/2-point underdogs on Sunday, winning and covering for the second straight outing. It was just the second time this season they have managed to win two or more games in a row.
-- Indiana (9-17) snapped a five-game skid with an 84-82 victory over Minnesota (20-3), a stunning win considering they were 13-point 'dogs even at home. The Fever were 0-2 SU/ATS in their first two games as double-digit underdogs.
-- The Sparks have managed just six wins over their past 10 outings, and they're just 5-5 ATS over the stretch. One thing that has been a point of consistency with L.A. is on totals. The 'under' is 9-2 over their past 11 outings, and 13-3 over the past 16.
-- New York (12-12) continues to scuffle, as they dropped back-to-back games on the road in San Antonio (6-21) and L.A.Since June 23 they're a dismal 5-8 SU and they're just 1-3 ATS over the past four. The 'over' has connected in four in a row for the Liberty. They'll face the Fever on Tuesday, a team they topped 85-84 on July 28 in the most recent meetings, also an 'over' result.
-- Phoenix (13-12) is having difficulties with injuries, and they continue to stumble along. They dropped both games on their east coast swing in Connecticut and D.C., and will look to right the ship in Dallas on Thursday. The Mercury routed the Wings 107-65 at home on May 27 in the most recent meeting, but that was revenge for a stunning 68-58 loss in the opener May 14.
-- The Stars have finally figured it out, winning and covering a season-high three straight games. All six of their victories have come as underdogs this season.
-- Seattle (10-15) has dropped three in a row, tying a season high. The Storm will look to get right in Connecticut on Tuesday. They lost their first trip to Connecticut back on June 29, losing 96-89 as 6 1/2-point underdogs, and they're 0-2 SU/ATS against the Sun this season.
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-- Washington (15-10) bounced back after a stunning loss in San Antonio on Friday, bouncing the Mercury 85-80 on Sunday in D.C. The Mystics have won and covered four in a row at the Verizon Center.
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