The WNBA often goes overlooked by bettors and books alike. Astute bettors are able to find plenty of soft lines and can pad their bank accounts by paying just the slightest bit of attention to the WNBA.
With that in mind, we will collect the best betting stats and trends heading into the busy weekends of the WNBA season to hopefully find you easy angles to build that bankroll.
Weekend of May 26-28
Dallas Remains Lone Perfect ATS Team
With a late-game comeback against the San Antonio Stars on Thursday, the Dallas Wings have become the last remaining perfect bet in the WNBA. Despite closing all three of their games so far as underdogs, the Wings have an average scoring margin of +3.3 ppg.
All of this has happened despite the Wings suiting up five rookies, which includes three first-round picks. Rookies Kaela Davis and Allisha Gray have been immediately paying dividends with the guard duo averaging a combined 26.5 ppg.
Dallas will likely enter their Saturday matchup against the Phoenix Mercury as underdogs once again. Covering in that game won’t be as easy for the Wings, as they face a huge matchup problem trying to contain Brittney Griner.
Mercury’s Terrible Offense Going UNDER
The Phoenix Mercury enter the weekend with one of the worst overall offenses in the WNBA. The Mercury are 11th in shot attempts per game, ninth in shooting percentage and have the worst offensive rebounding percentage in the league. Outside of the dominant Brittney Griner, the offense is downright terrible.
Phoenix also averages 25.3 percent of its points from free throws, which is the most in the WNBA. Basically, the Mercury play a physical game that doesn’t exactly lend itself to putting up huge points. This has been a large reason why each of their first four games this season has gone UNDER the closing total.
The Mercury have one game this weekend and it comes when they host the Dallas Wings on Saturday night. The Wings have been the best bet in the WNBA this season (see above) but are very young. It will be interesting to see how a rookie-filled, small-ball lineup will take on the much bigger Griner.
Storm A’Brewing In Seattle
KeyArena has been one of the most difficult places for any team in the WNBA to visit, as the Seattle Storm have won seven straight at home while going 6-0-1 ATS in that span. In their two home games this season, the Storm have averaged 84 points while shooting 48.8 percent from the floor.
The centerpiece of the Storm is Jewell Loyd, as the 23-year-old point guard is averaging 26.0 ppg while shooting 60 percent from the floor and 61.5 percent from deep. Collectively, the Storm are shooting 49.7 percent while holding opponents to just 41.6.
The Storm play two games at home this weekend, one against the New York Liberty on Friday and the other against the Indiana Fever on Sunday. Neither team is an offensive juggernaut and neither will likely be able to slow down Loyd.
Stars Straight Up Suck In Minnesota
If you know anything about the WNBA, you know that the Minnesota Lynx are really good and the San Antonio Stars are not. So, it shouldn’t come as a shock that the Stars have lost their past 16 games at the Target Center.
The Stars have opened the season with four straight losses, including a fourth-quarter collapse of epic proportions against the Dallas Wings on Thursday. Despite holding an eight-point lead entering the final frame, the Stars got outscored 33-13 in the fourth and dropped to 0-4. On the plus side for San Antonio, Kelsey Plum saw her first action of the season in that game, going 2-for-4 with four points in 12 minutes of play.
On the flip side of the coin is the Lynx. The powerhouse Minnesota squad has opened the season 4-0 but barely squeaked out two-point wins in each of its past two games. In three games last season, the Lynx outscored the Stars by a combined 52 points, including victories of 23 and 24.