Every day of the WNBA season, our team of fantasy and betting experts break down every game on the board, noting everything from injuries and roster changes to the latest trends and more.
All odds provided by Caesars Sportsbook. Eastern European time.
Here’s what to look for on the Saturday list:
Seattle Storm at the Washington Mystics
12:00 am, entertainment and sports arena, Washington DC
Line: Mystics (-3)
Money line: Storm (+140), Mystics (-165)
General: 154.5 points
BPI Win %: Mystics (53.2%)
Ruled out: Nobody
After her contract divorce from the Phoenix Mercury, Tina Charles became a welcome addition to the Storm. She has three double-doubles in a row. Charles joins Breanna Stewart, Swim Cash and Lauren Jackson as the only players in Storm franchise history with three consecutive double-doubles. Seattle ranks seventh with an attack rating of 100.2 and second with a defense rating of 95.3. You should start with Stuart, Charles, Jewell Loyd and Sue Bird. Still available in 60.7% of leagues, Gabby Williams is the optimal streamer for managers in need due to her ability to contribute across multiple statistical areas.
Elena Delle Donn has the best player for Mystique. She scored 34-plus fantasy points in five consecutive games. Delle Donne, Natasha Cloud, Ariel Atkins and Misha Hines-Allen are the best options for the Mystics. Alisha Clark, who is available in 60.3% of the leagues, should be on the radar of fantasy managers looking for a streamer. She has averaged 26 minutes and a fantastic 19 points per game this season. The Mystics are ranked ninth in PPG (79.8) but top in defensive rankings (94.4).
Best choice: Mystics -3
At home, the Mystics are 9-4 and their record against teams over .500 is 8-5. Against spread, Storm 4-9 on the road. The mystics must hide behind Delle Donna’s game.
Dallas Wings in Atlanta Dream
19:30, Gateway Center Arena, Atlanta
Line: Choose them
Money line: Wings (-110), Dream (-110)
General: 163.5 points
BPI Win %: Dream (54.4%)
Doubtful: Avak Kuyer (ankle), Nia Coffey (knee), Monique Billings (ankle)
Ruled out: Sato Saballi (ankle)
Arike Ogunbowale was the Wings’ top fantasy performer this season, averaging 32.5 points per game. Tiara McCowan’s performance against the Mystics on Thursday night deserves a mention. She was only the second player in Wings history with 25 points, 10 rebounds and an 80% field goal percentage in a game. Ogunbowale, Allisha Grey, Marina Mabrey and McCowan are your best fantasy options. Available in 76.3% of leagues, Kayla Thornton is a great streaming option for managers.
For the Dream, Ryan Howard had a stellar rookie season. She averaged 34.7 fantasy points per game in her last four games. Dream won’t be an offensive juggernaut, but Howard, Cheyenne Parker, Tiffany Hayes, and Erica Wheeler are your best fantasy options. Atlanta is 11th in offensive rating (95.0). Ari McDonald, who is available in 70% of the leagues, remains the best streaming option on Dream.
Best bet: over 163.5
While the Dream is averaging 78.1 points per game this season, the Wings are averaging 82.0 points per game and are ranked 10th in pace. The game seems to have the makings of a low score competition, but I like the ending. Over the last five games, the Wings have exceeded the total five times.