Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 10:03 AM
WNBA Betting Recap - 7/16-7/22
League Betting Notes (Monday, July 16 through Sunday, July 22)
-- Favorites/underdogs went 8-8 straight up (SU)
-- Favorites/underdogs went 8-8 against the spread (ATS)
-- Road teams went 9-7 SU
-- Road teams went 9-7 ATS
-- The 'under' went 8-8-1
Team Betting Notes
-- Atlanta (15-9) continues to roll along, as they have won a season-high seven consecutive games. In addition, they have covered seven in a row, and nine of their past 10, and the 'under' is a perfect 4-0 in the past four contests. The Dream will face their one and only test of the upcoming week in Los Angeles (15-10) on Tuesday before hitting the All-Star break.
-- Chicago (8-17) continues to limp along, and the All-Star break cannot come soon enough for the Sky. They have dropped eight of their past 10 games, and they're 1-5 ATS across the past six. They have been favorites of total bettors at the window, as the 'over' is a perfect 4-0 over the past four.
-- Connecticut (13-12) slapped the brakes on a two-game mini skid with an impressive 92-75 road win in Dallas (14-11). The 'under' has been the way to go with the Sun, cashing in four in a row and eight of their past 10 contests.
-- The Wings have dropped two in a row to head into the break. They will have off until July 31 when they host the Sky, so perhaps the time off will snap them back on track. Dallas has rolled up 84 or more points in nine of the past 10 outings, but they're struggling on defense. The Wings have yielded 81 or more points in each of the past five.
-- Indiana (3-22) upended L.A. on the road Friday, but they were back to their losing ways in Las Vegas (12-13) on Sunday. The Fever aren't winning regularly, and they're not covering, either. They have failed to cover in six of the past seven, and 10 of the past 12.
-- The Aces have turned around from an expansion team to a contender in a hurry, just like their brethren the Golden Knights in NHL. Suddenly the Aces are within a game of .500, and they have won six of the past seven while covering five of their past six. The 'under' is also an impressive 4-1 across the past five. They have off until Aug. 1 thanks to the All-Star break.
-- Minnesota (14-10) continues to be very un-Lynx-like. Outside of a seven-game winning streak from June 16 to July 1, they have failed to win more than two games in a row at any other point. While the straight-up wins and covers haven't been coming frequently, the Lynx have hit the 'under' in an impressive six in a row.
-- The Lynx will host New York (7-17) on Tuesday, and they're double-digit favorites. As a favorite of 10 or more points they are 3-1 SU, but just 1-3 ATS this season.
-- The Liberty are back to their losing ways after a two-game win streak in mid-July. New York is 0-3 SU/ATS, and things aren't looking up with a trip to Minny on Tuesday. They lost 85-71 on June 16 as a seven-point underdog, and they're 0-2 SU/1-1 ATS against the Lynx this season.
-- Phoenix (15-10) might be playing their worst basketball of the season, dropping five of the past six overall. They're also a dismal 2-4 ATS during the streak. They'll look to wrap up their pre-break play on a high note Wednesday against the Sky. The Merc are 1-1 SU/ATS in two meetings with the Sky this season, winning 96-79 and covering a 9 1/2-point number in the Valley of the Sun back on June 8.
-- In a battle of red-hot teams, Seattle (18-7) took it on the chin in the ATL by an 87-74 score, snapping a 3-0 ATS run. The 'under' has been the play for the Storm lately, going 6-3-1 over the past 10.
-- Washington (14-10) picked up a 95-78 victory in New York to snap a two-game losing streak. It was just their sixth win this season by 10 or more points. They'll wrap up the pre-break play on Tuesday in Connecticut. The Mystics are a solid 2-1 SU/ATS in three previous meetings with the Sun.
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