Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 10:03 AM
WNBA Betting Recap - 8/7-8/12
League Betting Notes (Tuesday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 12)
-- Favorites went 13-5 straight up (SU)
-- Favorites went 11-7 against the spread (ATS)
-- Home teams went 10-8 SU
-- Home teams went 10-8 ATS
-- The 'over' went 10-6-2
Team Betting Notes
-- Atlanta (22-10) has opened up a two-game lead in the Eastern Conference with just two regular season games remaining, but those two games are difficult road contests to finish the season. The Dream are on fire heading into the final week of the regular season, going 6-0 ATS over the past six outings, and 14-1 ATS across the past 15 contests.
-- Chicago (11-20) has put up a little bit better of a fight down the stretch, but they still have lost more than they're winning. They're a respectable 4-2 ATS over the past six outings, and the 'under' is 4-1 in the past five, so the Sky can still be helpful at the betting window.
-- Connecticut (18-13) split a home-and-home with the Sky this past week, and the 'under' on Sunday pumped the brakes on a 4-0 'over' run. The Sun have caught fire at the right time, winning six of their past seven games overall while going 5-2 ATS across the past seven.
-- The freefall continues for Dallas (14-17), as the Wings have dropped eight in a row at the most inopportune time. For a while back in mid-July the Wings appeared to not only be a playoff team, but one who could do some damage once they got there. Now, there are just three games remaining against playoff hopefuls, and the best they can do is a .500 record. The 'under' has hit in five of their past seven outings.
-- Indiana (5-26) had shown some signs of life earlier in the month, but they took it on the chin in three straight this past week while going 0-3 ATS. The defensive woes were back, as the opposition dumped in 93.3 points per game (PPG) in the three-game slide with the 'over' going 1-0-2.
-- Las Vegas (13-17) ended a four-game slide, and five if you could their forfeit from the travel woes to D.C., pounding the Fever into submission on Aug. 11. The cover also snapped an 0-4 ATS skid. Two of their final three regular season battles will be against Eastern Conference foes.
(18-13) looked like they had it trending in the right direction, but they dropped back-to-back games in Atlanta and Phoenix
(18-14) to create more questions than answers heading into the final regular season week. The Sparks enter Tuesday's game against
(7-23) on an 0-4 ATS run.
-- Minnesota (17-14) just can't seem to piece together a lengthy win streak anymore. And they're 2-5 ATS over the past seven outings. Total bettors are loving them at the window right now, however, as the 'under' has hit in six straight, and 12 of the past 13.
-- The Liberty are just playing out the string, dropping nine in a row heading into the final week. Continue to fade the Liberty if you want to make some bread, as they're just 2-7 ATS across the past nine outings. The 'over' is also an impressive 8-2 over their past 10.
-- Phoenix (18-14) has won back-to-back games for the first time since a four-game winning streak June 26-July 5. That's uncharacteristic for the Merc. They are a solid 4-1 ATS over the past five outings, so perhaps they're kicking it into high gear at just the right time. A showdown against the Dream on Friday will be a good measuring stick test.
-- Seattle (24-8) recovered nicely from a 100-77 beating in D.C. to top the Lynx 81-72 in the Twin Cities over the weekend. The Storm maintain the best record in the WNBA, and they can clinch home-court advantage in the playoffs with a win against either New York or Dallas in one of the final two regular-season battles. The Storm are an impressive 6-1 ATS over the past seven outings, and 13-3-1 ATS over the past 17.
-- Washington (19-11) is closing the season well, but they can't seem to make up any distance on the equally red-hot Dream. The Mystics have won five in a row, and six if you include their forfeit victory against the Aces. Washington has also covered three in a row, which ties their longest cover streak since they went 4-0 ATS from May 24-30.
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