WNBA Best Bets – Liberty & Storm

After going a perfect 0-4 last time out, we’ll try again today with Liberty and the Storm.

New York Liberty @ Connecticut Sun

In anticipation of the WNBA season, the New York Liberty’s revamped roster was touted as the dominant force in the Eastern Conference. Yet, as July approaches, two stronger teams have emerged, setting the stage for an extraordinary matchup tonight when the Liberty visit Connecticut.

It’s a top-three matchup, as the second-place Sun takes on the third-overall Liberty. The Connecticut Sun continues exceeding expectations this season, but despite their impressive performance, they face the Liberty as underdogs in their home arena. This is due in large part to the sixteen-point beating New York dropped on the Sun a month ago.

Since that game, Connecticut is 9-2, and New York is 7-2; the Sun has a three-game lead on the Liberty, but that gap will likely be shortened tonight.

On May 27th, New York absolutely exploited Connecticut holding them to a season-low sixty-five points. On top of that, the Liberty put up eighty-one, and the Sun is 1-3 in games opponents score 81+. While Connecticut will aim to make adjustments having more experience on the season, there is still no reason to think the Liberty won’t cover today.

New York -5 (-110)
Under 167 (-110)

Seattle Storm @ Minnesota Lynx

Transitioning from the second and third top-performing teams in the league, we now shift our focus to the second and third lowest-ranked teams.

The Seattle Storm are in Minnesota, facing off against the struggling (4-9) Lynx. While this is their first encounter of the season, it’s worth noting that Seattle has emerged victorious in nine out of their last ten matchups against the Lynx. Leading the WNBA in scoring, Jewell Loyd will play a pivotal role in the Storm’s quest to uphold their dominance over the Lynx.

While these teams both have a record of 4-9, the Lynx took three of their four wins off the LA Sparks. The Storm have shown a little more range with their four wins, having defeated three different teams. The Strom have shown promise this season as they have kept many of their games close, but their lack of depth has been their downfall.

The Storm should secure this win, but I like the points as insurance.

Seattle +3.5 (-110)

 

 

 

 

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