- WNBA action is in full swing on Friday, June 10th
- The Sun vs Sky highlights the slate
- Read on for three previews, odds, and picks
Friday, June 10th, brings a packed slate of WNBA betting action, with 10 of the league’s 12 teams all set to take the floor. So far, it’s been the Connecticut Sun in the East who have shined with a 10-3 record, while the Las Vegas Aces over in the West are leading the pack in their conference at 10-2.
Below, we’ll lay out the odds, preview, and WNBA picks for three games. But before we get into it, make sure to check out our guide on how to bet on sports. You can also find the best betting apps here.
Chicago Sky vs. Connecticut Sun Odds & Prediction
|Chicago Sky||+6 (-105)||N/A||Ov 162.5 (-110)|
|Connecticut Sun||-6 (-115)||N/A||Un 162.5 (-110)|
Chicago, led by Candace Parker (12.6 PPG) and Kahleah Copper (13.6 PPG) are off to a respectable start, going 7-4. That’s good enough for second place in the East behind Friday’s opponent, Connecticut. The Sky were enjoying a three-game winning streak before the Mystics beat them 84-82 on Wednesday on the road, thanks to a pair of clutch free-throws from Washington guard Natasha Cloud. Parker was the leading catalyst for Chicago with 16 points, nine rebounds, and three assists, while three other scorers finished in double-figures. Parker actually had the chance to win it at the buzzer, but her left-handed layup didn’t find the net.
The Sun is absolutely rolling right now, winning four in a row and having gone 5-1 against Eastern Conference oppositions. They’ve also collected three consecutive victories on their home floor. Connecticut imposed their will on Indiana a couple of nights ago, winning 88-69 behind a dominant performance from the entire rotation. Brionna Jones scored a team-high 18 points off the bench and was also a beast on the boards, grabbing nine rebounds. She played a key part in helping the Sun have their way down low, outrebounding the Fever 41-29 and outscoring them 42-32 in the paint. Star player Jonquel Jones also made her presence felt, dropping 16 points and notching another nine boards.
This is the first meeting between Chicago and Connecticut in 2022, with Chicago actually beating them on both occasions last season. All but one of the Sky’s losses have come by less than six points, and they’re one of the better teams the Sun will face so far. I like the value of ATS.
Pick: Chicago Sky +6 (-105)
Seattle Storm vs. Dallas Wings Odds & Prediction
|Seattle Storm||-2.5 (-115)||N/A||Ov 158.5 (-110)|
|Dallas Wings||+2.5 (-105)||N/A||Un 158.5 (-110)|
Two teams with identical 6-5 records will meet on Friday night as the Seattle Storm visit the Dallas Wings. The Storm was on a two-game losing skid before breaking out of it in a big way with a 72-60 victory against the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday evening. Seattle shot the ball very well from downtown for WNBA standards, going 8 for 27 (30%), with Breanna Stewart draining 3 of 7 triples as she ultimately ended up with 19 points. But it was Jewell Loyd who really went off, balling out for 26 points, which tied a season-high. The Storm staved off a 13-0 run in the third by Atlanta to eventually take off for good, thanks to some clutch baskets.
The Wings, meanwhile, lost to the Aces last Sunday by a score of 84-78 in a very poor night from an interior defense standpoint. Dallas, who killed Vegas on the boards and rank towards the top of the league in rebounds, was lifeless in the paint, getting outscored a whopping 36-12. Everything the Aces wanted inside they got. On a more positive note, though, Allisha Gray and Arike Ogunbowale collected 24 and 21 points, respectively, while Kayla Thornton grabbed 15 boards.
Dallas already took down Seattle earlier this month, 68-51. The Wings are just 1-2 at home, but the Storm have yet to win on the road, going 0-2. This is honestly a toss-up given the recent trends, but the visitors are coming off a very convincing win. They’ll keep rolling.
Pick: Seattle Storm -2.5 (-115)
New York Liberty vs. Indiana Fever Odds & Prediction
|New York Liberty||-4 (-110)||N/A||Ov 158.5 (-115)|
|Indiana Fever||+4 (-110)||N/A||Un 158.5 (-105)|
The 4-8 Liberty will be looking to build off Tuesday’s win when they visit the Fever on Friday. It’s been a dismal start to the campaign for New York, struggling to be consistent on both ends of the floor. However, the victory against Minnesota was a definite step in the right direction. Star guard Sabrina Ionescu was in her bag, erupting for 26 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists while going a perfect 4 for 4 from long range. She was a big reason the Liberty managed to shoot an impressive 36% from deep. Three other scorers also finished in double-digits to complement Ionescu, with newcomer Han Xu making her presence felt down low with 15 points and five rebounds.
The Fever is currently the worst team in the WNBA with an atrocious 3-11 record. They’re just 1-9 in their last 10 games and come into Friday’s matchup on a four-game losing streak. Indiana was absolutely no match for Connecticut in their most recent contest, getting blown out by 19. The Fever have actually been shooting the ball relatively well (33.8% from 3-point territory), but the Sun did a good job of limiting their production, with Indy sinking a mere 14% of their treys. NaLyssa Smith was about the lone bright spot with 19 points. She’s the second-leading scorer on the squad behind Kelsey Mitchell, who averages 18.7 points per night.
It’s only a matter of time until the Fever end this brutal skid. Two of their three wins have also come at home. While they did lose to New York on June 1st on the road, something tells me Indiana is going to be more competitive here. Victory or not, it’ll be close.
Pick: Indiana Fever +4 (-110)
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