WNBA Betting Recap – 6/11-6/17

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League Betting Notes (Tuesday, June 11 through Monday, June 17)

-- Underdogs went 8-6 straight up (SU)
-- Underdogs went 10-4 against the spread (ATS)
-- Road teams went 8-6 SU
-- Home teams went 8-6 ATS
-- The 'under' went 11-3

Season Totals To Date

-- Favorites are 27-18 straight up (SU)
-- Underdogs 24-19-2 against the spread (ATS)
-- Home teams are 26-19 SU
-- Home teams are 22-21-2 ATS
-- The 'under' is 31-14

Team Betting Notes

--  Atlanta  (1-5 SU, 1-5 ATS) continues to struggle without F Angel McCoughtry (knee), as they have dropped five in a row since opening with a victory against Dallas  (1-5 SU, 3-3 ATS). The Wings returned the favor with a 71-61 victory against the Dream as 3 1/2-point underdogs at home on Saturday.

-- The Wings have hit the 'under' in all six of their games so far, as they're averaging just 68.0 points per game (PPG), ranking 11th in the WNBA. They're also 11th in field-goal percentage (37.6 percent), 11th in 3-point percentage (26.4 percent) and 10th in free-throw percentage (76.5 percent), too.

-- Chicago  (4-2 SU, 4-2 ATS) stumbled out of the gate at 1-2 SU/ATS, but they have rattled off three consecutive victories. The improvement on the defensive end has been the biggest difference, as they allowed 90.3 PPG in the first three games, while yielding just 70.0 PPG over the past three.

-- Connecticut  (7-1 SU, 5-3 ATS) has posted five consecutive victories since their lone loss on May 31 in  Los Angeles  (4-3 SU, 3-3-1 ATS). 

-- The Sparks have played just two home games in their seven outings, going 1-1 SU/ATS in their two games at home.

-- Indiana  (4-4 SU, 4-4 ATS) has hit the 'under' in each of the past two games, their first consecutive games with an under result after opening with overs in five of their first six outings. Next up is a trip to visit the struggling Dream on June 19.

-- Minnesota  (0-4 SU, 2-2 ATS) fired out of the box with a 3-0 SU mark, but they're 1-4 SU across the past five, and 0-5-1 ATS in the past six outings.

-- Las Vegas  (4-3 SU, 3-4 ATS) has posted back-to-back victories for the first time this season. While they're been a bit uneven against the spread, they're a friend of total bettors with the 'under' going 6-1 through the first seven games, including each of the past five.

-- New York  (3-5 SU, 4-3-1 ATS) saw their mini two-game win streak come to a close, but they're still a solid 4-3-1 ATS across the first eight outings. They have also covered four of the past five outings after opening the season 0-2-1 ATS through the first three.

--  Phoenix  (2-4 SU, 2-3-1 ATS) has gotten off to a rough and uncharacteristic slow start. In the two victories, the 'over' is 2-0, and in their four losses the 'under' is a perfect 4-0. They're 1-3 SU/ATS in four games on the road, and they'll likely be heavy favorites on June 20 in Dallas in their next road contest.

Seattle  (5-4 SU, 5-4 ATS) picked up victories in consecutive games for the first time this season in Indiana and Washington, but Connecticut slapped them back to Earth in a 14-point loss on Sunday. The under is 7-2 through the first nine outings for the defending WNBA champs.

Washington  (5-2 SU, 4-3 ATS) has ripped off five wins in the first seven outings, and they're 0-2 SU/ATS in two games against the Sun, and 5-0 SU/4-1 ATS in five games against everyone else. The 'under' is also 2-0 in their two outings against Connecticut, and 3-2 against the other five.

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