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Jun 03, 2019

WNBA Betting Recap - 5/24-6/2

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League Betting Notes (Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2)

-- Favorites went 10-7 straight up (SU)
-- Underdogs went 9-8 against the spread (ATS)
-- Home teams went 12-5 SU
-- Road teams went 12-5 ATS
-- The 'under' went 12-5

Team Betting Notes

--  Atlanta  (1-2 SU, 0-3 ATS) was punished by  Washington  (1-1 SU, 1-1 ATS) in the nation's capital on Saturday, as the Dream have stumbled out of the chute, especially against the number. It doesn't help that their biggest weapon, Angel McCoughtry, is on the sidelines still recovering after suffering a serious knee injury in August during the playoffs, also against the Mystics.

-- Connecticut  (3-1 SU, 3-1 ATS) picked up an impressive road win against Las Vegas  (1-2 SU, 1-2 ATS) by an 80-74 score as five-point underdogs on the Strip. The 'under' has also connected in three of their four games, including each of their two road contests so far.

-- After a successful performance in the opener against Los Angeles  (1-1 SU, 1-1 ATS), the Aces have dropped a pair of games as favorites. The 'under' is 2-0 so far for the Aces on their home court. For the Sparks, they're without Candace Parker (hamstring), who is out indefinitely.

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Dallas  (0-2 SU, 2-0 ATS) hasn't been able to find their way into the win column yet, but they have been scrapping. They covered as a 10 1/2-point underdog in Atlanta in the opener, and they narrowly covered a 3 1/2-point number at most shops in their second game against  Minnesota  (3-0 SU, 2-1 ATS). For the Wings, not only have they been dealing with the trade of Liz Cambage to the Aces in the offseason, but they're trying to make due without Skylar Diggins-Smith, who is slowly working her way back after giving birth to her first child.

-- Speaking of the Lynx, they're perfect on the season despite the fact former MVP Maya Moore has decided to sit out for the 2019 season, focusing on her family and ministry. 


-- New York  (0-2 SU, 0-2 ATS) has picked up right where they left off last season -- and that's not good. They've failed to win or cover in their two outings. They lost the opener at home to  Indiana  (2-1 SU, 2-1 ATS) on a last-second tip-in, but then they were hammered by 15 points in Indianapolis in the second end of the home-and-home. The 'over' is 2-0 for New York, while hitting in all three games, and each of the past five dating back to last season, for the Fever.

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Phoenix  (1-1 SU, 1-1 ATS) bounced back after their opening game loss in  Seattle  (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS) to top the Aces 86-84 as two-point underdogs at home. The Mercury have been without Diana Taurasi (back) so far, and they'll be without her for the foreseeable future. 

-- The Storm have been without Breanna Stewart (Achilles') and Sue Bird (knee), and Stewart will be out for the season while Bird is out indefinitely. They're treading water until they can get a little healthier, using defense to win. The 'under' is 3-0-1 so far for the defending champions.

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Chicago  (1-1 SU, 1-1 ATS) bounced the Storm on Saturday, topping them as 2 1/2-point favorites as the total pushed. The one thing the Sky have going for them, they do not have one player listed on the injury report, a rarity in the WNBA during the early going.

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