Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:57 AM
WNBA Betting Recap - 8/20-8/26
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League Betting Notes (Tuesday, Aug. 20 through Monday, Aug. 26)
-- Favorites went 8-7 straight up (SU)
-- Underdogs went 9-6 against the spread (ATS)
-- Home teams went 9-6 SU
-- Home teams went 9-6 ATS
-- The 'over' went 10-5
Season Totals To Date
-- Favorites are 113-61 straight up (SU)
-- Underdogs 91-78-5 against the spread (ATS)
-- Home teams are 108-66 SU
-- Road teams are 85-84-5 ATS
-- The 'under' is 87-85-2
Team Betting Notes
Atlanta (7-22 SU, 14-15 ATS) showed that they intend to be a tough out down the stretch, even if they are out of the mix for a playoff spot. The Dream rattled off two victories in three games in the past week, including three straight covers. The 3-0 ATS run is one short of a season best, and they're 5-1 ATS across the past six outings. Total bettors like the Dream, too, as the 'over' is 7-1 across their past eight contests.
Chicago (18-11 SU, 19-9-1 ATS) has posted three straight wins heading into the new week. That's just one short of a season best for a win streak. The Sky is hot against the number lately, too, going 9-2 ATS across the past 11, and 10-3 ATS over the previous 13 outings. The 'over' is also on a 9-1 run acros the past 10.
Connecticut (20-9 SU, 12-17 ATS) suffered a loss in L.A. to kick off a three-game road trip. They're still 4-1 SU across the the past five, although the Sun are having trouble against the number. Connecticut is just 2-5 ATS over the past seven, and 3-8 ATS across the past 11 contests.
After a thre-game winning streak, Dallas (9-20 SU, 14-15 ATS) has dropped three in a row, and they have failed to cover in any of the outings, too. Total bettors have been flying with the Wings, though, as the 'over' is 5-1 across their past six heading into the new week.
Indiana (10-19 SU, 12-16-1 ATS) reached double-digit victories with a stunning 63-54 win in Seattle, snapping an 0-4 ATS skid. They're also just 2-7-1 ATS across the past 10 outings. The Fever have covered in back-to-back games on just three occasions this season, so watch them heading into the new week.
Las Vegas (19-11 SU, 11-19 ATS) have dropped two in a row for the first time since May 31-June 2, and both mini skids have involved Connecticut. They're 0-3 ATS across the past three and 7-14 ATS across the past 21. The 'over' has cashed in seven in a row dating back to a push on Aug. 3.
Los Angeles (18-10 SU, 15-12-1 ATS) has rattled off three straight victories and covers on their home floor after an 0-2 SU/ATS road trip on Aug. 14-16. The Sparks have won 11 straight on their home floor since a setback to the Mystics on June 18. They're also 6-1 ATS over the past seven at home.
Minnesota (15-15 SU, 16-13-1 ATS) has bounced back with a pair of wins after a three-game skid, and they have covered in back-to-back games for just the second time since mid-July. Total bettors are also loving the Lynx, as the 'over' is 6-1 across the past seven outings.
New York (9-20 SU, 10-18-1 ATS) was humbled in D.C. by 29 points on Sunday, and they have dropped 10 of the past 11 games overeall. They're also 1-9 AST over the previous 10 outings. The over is an impressive 4-1-1 over the past six, and 6-2-2 in the previous 10 outings.
Phoenix (13-15 SU, 15-12-1 ATS) finds themselves in a strange spot, fighting for their playoff lives. While they're 3 1/2 games ahead of the Fever for the No. 8 spot with two weeks to go, it's unusual to see the Mercury way down in fifth place so late in the season. The Mercury are just 2-5 SU over the past seven outings, although they are a solid 9-3 ATS across the past 12 contests.
Seattle (15-14 SU, 15-13-1 ATS) haven't looked like the team which won the WNBA title last season. They're 3-6 SU across the past nine outings, and 4-5 ATS during the impressive span.
Washington (21-8 SU, 17-11-1 ATS) is not showing any signs of letting up, and the Mystics might be the odds-on favorites to win the WNBA title at this point. They have won six of the past seven, and 11 of the past 13, and they're hot against the number, too. The Mystics have posted a 5-1 ATS mark across the past six, while also going 8-3-1 ATS over the past 12 contests. They're latest win, a 101-72 rout of visiting New York, was their third triple-digit scoring performance in the past four games on their home floor.
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