May 28, 2018
WNBA Betting Recap - 5/18-5/27
League Betting Notes (Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 27)
-- Favorites/underdogs went 15-7 straight up (SU)
-- Underdogs went 13-9 against the spread (ATS)
-- Home teams posted a 12-10 SU record
-- Road teams posted a 14-8 ATS record
-- The 'over' went 13-9
Team Betting Notes
-- It has been an erratic start for Atlanta (1-2) so far. The Dream was trounced in their opener by 23 points on the road, won by 18 on the road and then they sffered a 78-70 setback in their home opener. What's apparent is that they are not on par with Dallas (2-2), as the Wings have won and covered both games against the Dream.
-- The Wings are 2-0 SU/ATS against the Dream and 0-2 SU/1-1 ATS against everyone else. The Wings have covered three in a row since failing to cover in their season opener.
-- Indiana (0-5) is off to a dismal start, especially at home. The Fever has posted an 0-3 SU/ATS mark at home while going 0-2 SU/2-0 ATS on the road. The bad news is three of the next four are in Indianapolis.
-- Connecticut (3-0) has been on a roll to open the season, helped in part by the fact all three outings have been at home. They covered their first two before failing to cover against the struggling Fever last time out. We'll get a better idea about the Sun from June 1-7 when they have four contests on the road.
-- Washington (4-0) is off to a surprising start. While they were favored in each of the first three outings and expected to win, they passed a major test as a five-point home 'dog by winning against Minnesota (2-2) on Sunday. The 'over' has hit in three of four for the Mystics, too, while they are winning by an average of 8.3 points per game.
-- Fans hoping Las Vegas (0-3) would experience the same type of success as the Golden Knights on the hockey rink have been disappointed early on. The Aces were waxed 101-65 in their debut in Connecticut on May 20, and they're 0-3 SU/1-2 ATS through three outings. It doesn't figure to get much easier as they'll have six of their next eight on the road.
-- Seattle (3-1) will host the Mystics and Aces this week at home before traveling to Dallas. The Storm split their season-opening series with Phoenix (2-2), rattling off three wins in a row since a setback in the opener at home on May 20. The Storm are favorites at the betting window for total bettors, too, as the 'over' is a perfect 4-0 so far. Seattle ranks second in the WNBA in points per game (92.2) so far while yielding 86.8 PPG to check in 11th in scoring defense.
-- Speaking of the Mercury, they've split their four games to date, and they're 1-1 SU/ATS both at home and on the road so far. While they're a bit difficut to read against the number, total bettors like them a lot. The 'over' is 3-1 through four games so far. The Merc are allowing 81.8 PPG through four outings, ninth-best in the WNBA.
-- We've only been able to see New York (0-2) twice so far, but they have come up short each time. As a favorite they are 0-1 ATS, and as an underdog they're 1-0 ATS. When favored the 'over' has it, while the 'under' has hit when they're an underdog. We'll continue to watch and see if those trends continue.
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