Each day of the WNBA season, our group of fantasy and betting consultants breaks down each sport on the slate, making observe of the whole lot from accidents and lineup modifications to latest traits and extra.
Here’s what to look for throughout immediately’s slate:
Los Angeles Sparks at Indiana Fever
6 p.m. ET, Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Line: Sparks (-6.5)
Money line: Sparks (-280), Fever (+225)
Fantasy Need to Know: With a satisfying street win over the Chicago Sky, the Sparks practically reached the century mark in factors of their season opener. With 5 gamers reaching double figures, Los Angeles received 21 factors and eight assists from Jordin Canada. As for Liz Cambage, she overcame a gradual begin to rating 12 factors on 4-of-12 taking pictures. Nneka Ogwumike added 19 factors. Chennedy Carter and Lexie Brown mixed for 24 factors for the Sparks. In phrases of fantasy choices, Cabbage, Ogwumike, Canada, Carter and Lexie Brown stand out as essentially the most reliable. — Eric Moody
After shedding to the Washington Mystics, Indiana started one more rebuilding season. Despite beginning three rookies and utilizing two extra from the bench, the Fever received 18 factors from veteran Kelsey Mitchell. One of the three rookies who began, NaLyssa Smith, scored 13 factors and grabbed 13 rebounds and did not appear misplaced. Queen Egbo, the No. 10 general choose, added 10 factors and six rebounds. In whole, the Fever made solely 41.7% of their discipline aim makes an attempt and solely 5 of twenty-two 3-pointers, negating a bonus of 42-31 in rebounding. It is difficult to belief any participant from this group apart from Mitchell and Smith from a fantasy perspective. Add Victoria Vivians to your watch record. Only Mitchell (37) and Smith (35) performed extra minutes within the season opener. — Moody
Best Bet: Sparks -5.5
This offseason, the Sparks made some modifications and seemed good of their first sport. The Fever are a a lot improved group from final yr, however they nonetheless have a protracted solution to go. This sport ought to be gained simply by the Sparks as a result of their balanced offensive assault. Los Angeles will cowl. — Moody
8 p.m. ET, Target Center, Minneapolis.
Line: Lynx (-3.5)
Money line: Mystics (+140), Lynx (-170)
Fantasy Need to Know: On Friday evening, the Minnesota Lynx misplaced to the Seattle Storm, 97-74. Minnesota middle Sylvia Fowles scored 16 factors, whereas teammate Aerial Powers contributed 14 factors. Unfortunately, simply 4 of these factors got here within the second half. Minnesota will nonetheless be with out Napheesa Collier and Kayla McBride, with Angel McCoughtry a game-time choice for tonight’s matchup. Fowles and Powers will stay your finest fantasy choices for the Lynx.
In their season opener, Washington defeated the Indiana Fever 84-70. Elena Delle Donne scored 21 factors for the Mystics, whereas Natasha Cloud had 17 factors, 4 rebounds, and six assists. The earlier two seasons, Delle Donne solely performed three video games as a result of COVID-19 issues and again points. She is predicted to relaxation on Sunday. Myisha Hines-Allen stands to learn instantly from Delle Donne’s absence, particularly with Tianna Hawkins more likely to be absent for private causes. Fantasy managers can even depend on Ariel Atkins and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough towards the Mystics as a result of their ample taking part in time within the season opener. — Moody
Best Bet: Mystics +3.5
The Mystics have sufficient playmakers to cowl the unfold even with out Delle Donna. Although the Lynx are a gifted group, they’re lacking some key items for the time being. Minnesota did not have a variety of offensive success exterior of Fowles and Powers, and that development ought to proceed tonight. — Moody
Seattle Storm at Las Vegas Aces
10 p.m. ET, Michelob Ultra Arena, Paradise, Nevada
Line: Aces (-5)
Money line: Storm (+180), Aces (-220)
Questionable: Mercedes Russell (undisclosed)
Fantasy Need to Know: The Aces began off the Becky Hammon period with a street win over the Phoenix Mercury. The 106 factors Las Vegas scored had been essentially the most ever scored by a WNBA group in a season opener. Among the three Aces with 20 or extra factors, Dearica Hamby scored 24 by making 78.5% of her 14 discipline aim makes an attempt. A’ja Wilson added a double-double of 15 factors and 11 rebounds whereas Jackie Young and Kelsey Plum every scored 20 factors. The one thousandth help of Chelsea Gray‘s WNBA profession capped off her evening of 11 factors and 5 assists. Overall, the Aces made 58.2% of their discipline aim makes an attempt, and made 11 photographs from past the arc, tying their report for triples because the group moved to the desert. Hamby, Wilson, Young, Plum and Gray will proceed to be your high fantasy choices.
The Storm additionally had a formidable win to open the season towards the Lynx. Seattle outscored Minnesota 34-14 within the third quarter. As a consequence, no Seattle participant performed greater than 26 minutes, and 5 scored in double figures, together with Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd, who every scored 17 factors. Stewart additionally had eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Sue Bird tallied 11 factors and 9 assists in simply 22 minutes. The Storm’s high fantasy choices are Stewart, Loyd, and Bird. In the wake of this sport, we could possibly acquire extra perception into Seattle’s rotation. — Moody
Best Bet: Under 175.5 factors
An inclination to offer an excessive amount of weight to latest occasions is called the recency bias. When each groups have gone over the full of their earlier video games, betting the beneath is worthwhile within the WNBA. The Aces (89.3) and Storm (84.8) ranked first and second in factors scored per sport final season, however the scoring won’t be as excessive as many anticipate tonight. — Moody