Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 10:03 AM
WNBA Betting Recap - 6/25-7/1
League Betting Notes (Monday, June 25 through Sunday, July 1)
-- Favorites went 15-4 straight up (SU)
-- Favorites went 12-7 against the spread (ATS)
-- Home teams went 10-9 SU
-- Road teams went 12-7 ATS
-- The 'over' went 12-7
Team Betting Notes
-- It wasn't a very good week if you were backing Atlanta (8-8), as they were on the winning side just once in three road outings. However, they have managed to cover two in a row, and three of their past four outings, and the 'over' has hit in three consecutive contests, and five of the past six overall.
-- Chicago (6-10) has enjoyed a bit of a resurgence lately, rattling off three wins and covers in a row before losing the second end of a home-and-home with New York (5-11) over the weekend. The Sky has been the limit, as far as scoring is concerned. They are averaging 96.8 points per game (PPG) across the past four. They need to score, as they have yielded at least 88 points in 10 of their past 12, including five of the past six. As you'd expect, the 'over' is a perfect 5-0 over the their past five.
-- As far as the Liberty is concerned, their win against the Sky on Sunday snapped a five-game losing skid. They're still just 3-9 SU and 3-7 ATS across the past 10.
-- Connecticut (9-7) shot out to a 5-0 SU/4-1 ATS start, and 7-1 SU/5-3 ATS opening. However, they have been in a major tailspin since the middle of June, winning just twice in the past eight while also going 2-6 ATS during the span. The road has been especially unkind, as they're 2-6 SU and 1-7 ATS over the past eight away from home.
-- Dallas (7-8) has dropped two in a row at home, and they're just a hard team to figure. They haven't won or lost more than two games in a row this season. They have at least been decent against the number, going 5-2 ATS over the past seven. The 'over' is also 5-1 in the past six, and 8-3 across their past 11, so money can be made on the Wings.
-- Indiana (1-16) continues to find the wins hard to come by and now they're starting to fail to cover, too. As recently as June 22, they were 1-12 SU, but a respectable 7-6 ATS overall. However, they have failed to cover in a season-high four in a row and there are no signs of a turnaround. The 'over' has hit in three in a row for the Fever, as the defense has gone south, allowing 94.3 PPG.
-- Las Vegas (6-12) split a home-and-home with Los Angeles (12-5) over the weekend, and they have been a tough out lately. After a 1-7 SU/4-3-1 ATS start, the Aces are flying. They're a solid 5-5 SU/ATS across the past 10, and have a 4-2-1 ATS mark across their past seven away from the desert.
-- The Sparks exacted revenge on the Aces on Sunday in L.A., winning 87-71 to snap a season-high two-game skid and 0-3 ATS slide. They have rattled off six wins in a row at home since a loss to Seattle (12-5) on June 7.
(10-6) got off to a very un-Lynx-like start, stumbling out of the chute for a 3-6 SU/1-8 ATS record through their first nine. They have been flawless since, winning seven in a row, while going a respectable 4-3 ATS. Defense has been key in their turnaround, as they allowed 76 or more points in eight of their first nine. They have given up 74 or fewer points in five of the past seven.
-- Another usual contender, Phoenix (13-5), started out slowly by their standards. They have righted the ship, winning 11 of their past 13 while going 10-3 ATS during the impressive span. Total bettors have found their defense to be appealing, as the 'under' is 8-4 across the past 12.
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