Every day of the WNBA season, our workforce of fantasy and betting consultants breaks down each recreation on the slate, making word of all the pieces from accidents and lineup adjustments to latest traits and extra.
This is what to search for throughout as we speak’s slate:
Los Angeles Sparks at Atlanta Dream
7:00 pm ET, Gateway Heart Area, Atlanta, GA
Line: Sparks (-3)
Cash Line: Sparks (-170), Dream (+140)
Complete: 161.5 factors
Questionable: Kia Vaughn (hamstring)
Dominated Out: Olivia Nelson-Ododa (hip)
Fantasy must know: The Dream have solely performed one recreation, however they regarded spectacular. Their protection allowed 59 factors to the Dallas Wings, and that was sufficient to tug out a win. Atlanta solely allowed 9 factors and Rhyne Howard led the workforce with 39 fantasy factors. Nia Coffey (64% obtainable), and Erica Wheeler additionally had productive video games from a fantasy perspective. Atlanta’s key to victory is stable protection.
The Los Angeles Sparks opened up their season with two straight wins towards the Chicago Sky and Indiana Fever. The Sparks common 83.7 factors per recreation, 1st within the league. They’re sixth in offensive score and fourth in defensive score within the league with Liz Cambage main from the entrance. Nneka Ogwumike has scored 30 or extra fantasy factors in two consecutive video games,. As a result of her contributions on defence, Brittney Sykes has averaged 33 fantasy factors per recreation. She is accessible in 55% of leagues. Regardless that Jordan Canada arrived late to coaching camp, she has been averaging 28 fantasy factors per recreation to date. She’s obtainable in 67.4% of leagues.— Eric Moody
Finest Guess: Sparks -3. With out sufficient playmakers to decelerate the Sparks’ offense, the Dream shall be unable to sluggish them down. Los Angeles will cowl. — Moody
New York Liberty at Chicago Sky
8:00 pm ET, Wintrust Area, Chicago, IL
Line: Sky (-4)
Cash Line: Liberty (+155), Sky (-190)
Complete: 166.5 factors
Dominated Out: DiDi Richards (hamstring), Allie Quigley (knee)
Fantasy must know: The Chicago Sky began off the 2022 season with a loss to the Sparks on Sunday. Candace Parker produced a well-rounded statistical line with 44 fantasy factors and Dana Evans (78.3% .obtainable) scored 24 factors. The Sky can even rely on Azura Stevens,(41% obtainable) who stockpiled 24 fantasy factors in her first recreation of the season. Courtney Vandersloot stays a dependable fantasy possibility regardless of her eight turnovers within the season opener.
The Liberty started the Sandy Brondello period in Brooklyn on a excessive word. Sabrina Ionescu led the way in which for New York with 42 fantasy factors and Sami Whitcomb (60.8% obtainable) supplied stable all-around statistical manufacturing tallying 33 fantasy factors. Natasha Howard proved she shall be a significant a part of the Liberty rotation this season and whereas Stefanie Dolson’s efficiency was underwhelming, however she did play 27 minutes. Dolson (83.5% obtainable) averaged 7.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG, and 1.3 APG, and shot 40.4% from 3-point vary final season with the Sky. — Moody
Finest guess: Over 166.5, The Sky and Liberty will rating lots on this recreation. Of their first recreation, New York scored 81 factors, however their protection allowed 79. Within the first recreation, Chicago scored 88 factors in regulation, however their protection gave up simply as many. Anticipate each groups to attain, and anticipate a fast-paced recreation with lackluster protection. Guess on the over. — Moody
Seattle Storm at Phoenix Mercury
10:00 pm ET, Footprint Heart, Phoenix, AZ
Line: Storm (-4)
Cash Line: Storm (-180), Mercury (+150)
Complete: 161 factors
Fantasy must know: Since shedding to the Las Vegas Aces of their season opener, the Mercury haven’t performed. Skylar Diggins-Smith led Phoenix with 32 fantasy factors. With 28 fantasy factors, Tina Charles picked up the place she left off final season statistically. Final season, she averaged 23.4 PPG. Within the historical past of the league, this was the fifth highest PPG common in a single season. This ought to be one other profitable season for Charles. Shey Peddy had 27 fantasy factors whereas taking part in 29 minutes. As Kia Nurse recovers from knee surgical procedure, this pattern ought to proceed. Peddy is accessible in 96% of leagues. Diana Taurasi scored 9 factors on 3-of-11 taking pictures. Brianna Turner and Diamond DeShields, who completed their abroad dedication in Italy, ought to return Wednesday. — Moody
To begin the season, the Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx by 23 factors at house, however a horrible fourth quarter led to a loss to the Las Vegas Aces on the street. It is a good time for Seattle to bounce again towards the Mercury after they have been outrebounded within the first recreation. With a median of 37 fantasy factors per recreation, Breanna Stewart resides as much as her draft place. Jewell Lloyd and Sue Hen stay must-starts. Whereas Ezi Magbegor who has averaged 21.5 fantasy factors per recreation can also be a viable fantasy possibility. She is accessible in 66% of leagues.
Finest guess: Storm -4.5. The Mercury are a unique workforce with out Brittney Griner. Phoenix gave up 106 factors within the season opener. The Storm has sufficient offensive playmakers to run up the rating. Seattle ought to cowl the unfold. — Moody