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WNBA Betting Trends, Records to Watch


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The first weekend of the WNBA regular season is in the books from the IMG Academy bubble in Bradenton, Florida, or the "Wubble", as the players have affectionately called it.

Betting Results
Last Week/Year to Date

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under - O/U

2020 WNBA Betting Results
Favorites-Dogs (SU) Favorites-Dogs (ATS) Over-Under (O/U)
Last Week (July 27-Aug. 2) 10-8 8-9-1 5-12-1
Overall 13-11 10-13-1 9-14-1

The first weekend of WNBA saw plenty of over results, but the first full week in the Central Florida bubble saw plenty of defense and a lot more under results. Underdogs also edged the favorites against the spread, and 'dogs are barking a little more loudly so far.

WNBA Team Trends

Atlanta Dream

Record (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS, 1-2-1 O/U)

  • Last Game - L 93-77 (-1) vs. Indiana (Push 170)
  • Have alternated straight-up wins and losses so far, W-L-W-L
  • Under is 2-0-1 across past three after an over result in Game 1 vs. Dallas
  • Have allowed 93 or more points in three of their four outings

Chicago Sky

Record (3-1 SU, 2-2 ATS, 1-2-1 O/U)

  • Last Game - W 88-86 (+4, ML +170) vs. Washington (Under 178.5)
  • After over went 1-0-1 in first two, under has cashed in past two
  • Two of their three victories have been exactly by an 88-86 score
  • Have scored 88.3 points per game (PPG), ranking fourth in WNBA
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Connecticut Sun

Record (0-4 SU, 1-3 ATS, 1-3 O/U)

  • Last Game - L 78-69 (-3.5) vs. Minnesota (Under 156)
  • One of only two winless teams in the WNBA
  • 0-2 SU/ATS vs. Minnesota in the Wubble, hitting under both times
  • Ranked second-to-last (11th) in points per game (75.8) and field-goal percentage (37.7), while checking in 12th in free-throw percentage (70.5)

Dallas Wings

Record (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS, 2-2 O/U)

  • Last Game - L 79-70 (+6.5) vs. Las Vegas (Under 171)
  • 2-1 SU/ATS against Eastern Conference teams, 0-1 SU/ATS vs. Western Conference teams
  • After Over connected in first two games, Under has cashed in the past two
  • Averaged 94.0 PPG in first two outings, averaged 73.0 PPG in previous two

Indiana Fever

Record (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS, 2-1-1 O/U)

  • Last Game - W 93-77 (+1, ML +100) vs. Atlanta (Push 170)
  • Have alternated straight-up wins and covers so far, L-W-L-W
  • Over hit in first two contests, Under 1-0-1 in the previous two outings
  • No. 2 in the league in free-throw percentage (85.4)
  • Second-to-last in field-goal percentage allowed (46.8)

Las Vegas Aces

Record (2-2 SU, 3-1 ATS, 1-2-1 O/U)

  • Last Game - W 79-70 (-6.5) vs. Dallas (Under 171)
  • Have allowed exactly 70 points in two of the past three games (both under results)
  • Playing without C Liz Cambage, who has opted out for the season
  • Despite no Cambage, Aces lead the WNBA in rebounds per game with 39.8

Los Angeles Sparks

Record (2-2 SU, 1-3 ATS, 2-2 O/U)

  • Last Game - L 75-81 (+4.5) vs. Seattle (Under 162.5)
  • After covering in opening game win vs. Phoenix, Sparks are 0-3 ATS across past three
  • After Over hit in first two outings, Under has connected in previous two
  • Rank No. 4 in WNBA in points per game allowed (82.3)

Minnesota Lynx

Record (3-1 SU, 3-1 ATS, 1-3 O/U)

  • Last Game - W 78-69 (+3.5, ML +140) vs. Connecticut (Under 156)
  • 3-1 SU/ATS as an underdog so far
  • Under is 3-0 in each of their three victories, Over is 1-0 in their lone loss
  • Lynx rank 2nd in WNBA in points per game allowed (77.3) and defensive field-goal percentage (42.0)

New York Liberty

Record (0-4 SU, 0-4 ATS, 2-2 O/U)

  • Last Game - L 67-96 (+11) vs. Phoenix (Under 169.5)
  • One of only two winless teams in the WNBA
  • Only team which has yet to cover through four games
  • Over hit in first two outings, Under has hit in each of the past two
  • Rank No. 1 in WNBA in free-throw percentage (86.3)
  • Dead-last in offensive points per game (74.0), field-goal percentage (35.2) and 3-pointer percentage (23.1)

Phoenix Mercury

Record (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS, 3-1 O/U)

  • Last Game - W 96-67 (-11) vs. New York (Under 169.5)
  • Have scored 96 or more points in each of the past three outings (99.3 PPG)
  • Merc have yielded 95 or more points in three of their four games
  • Under cashed in game Aug. 2 after three Over results to open the season

Seattle Storm

Record (3-1 SU, 3-1 ATS, 2-2 O/U)

  • Last Game - W 81-75 (-4.5) vs. Los Angeles (Under 162.5)
  • No. 1 in WNBA in scoring defense (75.3) and defensive field-goal percentage (38.0)
  • After Over hit in first two outings, Under has connected in each of the past two
  • 2-0 ATS as a favorite of 9.5 points or better

Washington Mystics

Record (3-1 SU, 3-1 ATS, 2-2 O/U)

  • Last Game - L 88-86 (-4) vs. Chicago (Under 178)
  • After going 3-0 SU/ATS, loss and non-cover vs. Sky was first of the season
  • Over cashed in first two outings of the season, Under hit in past two contests
  • No. 2 in WNBA in offensive points per game (92.5), No. 1 in 3-pointer percentage (40.6)
  • No. 3 in scoring defense, allowing just 81.0

  
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