- The WNBA is back in action on Tuesday night
- Four games are on the schedule
- Three previews, odds, and picks can be found below
Tuesday, June 21st will bring lots of WNBA betting value with a total of four contests on the slate across the league. In the first game of the night, the Dallas Wings visit the Atlanta Dream in Eastern Conference action. Elsewhere, the Minnesota Lynx faces the Phoenix Mercury, while it’s a cross-conference battle between the Chicago Sky and Las Vegas Aces. Lastly, the Washington Mystics head West to battle the Los Angeles Sparks. Below, we’ll lay out the odds, preview, and WNBA picks for three games.
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Dallas Wings vs Atlanta Dream Odds & Prediction
|Dallas Wings||-5 (-110)||-210||Ov 163.5 (-110)|
|Atlanta Dream||+5 (-110)||+175||Un 163.5 (-110)|
Two teams right around .500 will meet on Tuesday as Dallas visits Atlanta. After a brutal four-game losing skid, the Wings have bounced back and won two in a row, taking down the Mercury and Sparks. Arike Ogunbowale was the star of the show against LA on Sunday, pouring in 27 points at home while draining a mind-boggling eight triples. This was a very impressive performance from the entire rotation though, with three scorers finishing with at least 20 points and four of their five started putting up double-figures. The three-pointer definitely played a part in the 92-82 victory for Dallas, going 13 for 29 from downtown (45%). That’s been a primary source of offense for them all season.
The Dream meanwhile is in the midst of a forgettable run, losing four in a row and going 3-7 in their last 10 games. They were up against two of the best teams in the league most recently, however, falling to the Connecticut Sun and Chicago Sky last Friday, 106-100. Atlanta did put up a fight, pushing the game to OT but the Sky proceeded to outscore them 15-9 in the final period. Aari McDonald led all scorers with 20 points while Cheyenne Parker collected 16.
Atlanta did beat the Wings in their last meeting in May, but I really like how Dallas is playing right now. Take them to continue the winning streak.
Pick: Dallas Wings to beat the Atlanta Dream.
Chicago Sky vs Las Vegas Aces Odds & Prediction
|Chicago Sky||+8 (-110)||+275||Ov 174.5 (-110)|
|Las Vegas Aces||-8 (-110)||-350||Un 174.5 (-110)|
In a matchup between heavyweights, Chicago heads to Vegas to face the league-best Aces. The Sky are coming off a disappointing loss to Indiana on Sunday which they let slip right through their fingertips. Chi-Town had a 50-37 lead at halftime but allowed the Fever to outscore them 35-20 in the third quarter. Kahleah Coppe continued her impressive play with a 28-piece, but she didn’t have much help. The absence of Candace Parker, who was out with knee soreness, was definitely felt in this contest. She should be back for Tuesday’s game.
The Aces are flying high at the top of the WNBA with a 13-2 record. Becky Hammon’s squad certainly looks like the early favorite to win it all and they continue to back that up every single contest. Las Vegas are 9-1 in their last 10 and unbeaten in four, but the Aces were given a serious run for their money on Sunday by the struggling Lynx, barely pulling out a 96-95 win. It took a game-winning three from Dearica Hamber in the final seconds to secure the victory for Vegas. The first unit showed up ready to play though, with every single starter finishing in double-digits. A’ja Wilson erupted for 25 points to lead the charge.
The spread is rather steep here. However, I do think Vegas should have the edge after already beating Chicago in latter May. Expect them to come out on the winning end and cover.
Pick: Las Vegas Aces to beat the Chicago Sky.
Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Odds & Prediction
|Minnesota Lynx||+5 (-110)||+175||Ov 166.5 (-115)|
|Phoenix Mercury||-5 (-110)||-210||Un 166.5 (-105)|
Minnesota will be looking to end their five-game losing skid on Tuesday as they clash with Phoenix. It’s not like the Lynx have been playing awful, dropping their previous three contests by an average 2.3 points. Minny pushed the Aces to the absolute brink over the weekend thanks to a really solid all-around effort. The Lynx shot the ball extremely well and outrebounded Vegas 45-33, which made a notable difference. Moriah Jefferson and Jessica Shepard both showed out, combining for 45 points. This loss simply came down to a late triple from Vegas.
The Mercury, who continue to be without their best player Brittney Griner, are having a tough time this season. But, there were some positive takeaways from Phoenix’s loss to Dallas last Friday. Center Tina Charles destroyed the Wings down low, balling out for 27 points and nine rebounds. PG Skylar Diggins-Smith also had herself a night, posting 21 points and 10 assists. A rough second quarter hurt the Mercury, getting outscored 34-23. Phoenix is just 3-6 against Western Conference opponents in 2022.
This one is a tough call because both teams just aren’t in good shape at the moment. However, the Mercury is 3-3 at home and the Lynx are 2-7 on the road. That being said, I’m liking Phoenix to respond here.
Pick: Phoenix Mercury to beat the Minnesota Lynx.