2011 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
September 02, 2011
Indiana at Connecticut
Friday 09/02 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Connecticut -3 (-110) (risk 4 to return 4) RESULT: win
4 units on Game Total UNDER 151 -110 (risk 4 to return 4) RESULT: win
There is a sense of urgency with Connecticut in this game, and they are home after a two-game skid. With just four games remaining in the regular season, Connecticut has already qualified for the WNBA playoffs for the first time since 2008. But they are not playing good basketball, losing four of six games. And the second-place Sun remain 1½ games behind Indiana for the top seed in the East. That dynamic, and a chance for home court throughout the conference playoffs, can change dramatically this week with a win here when the Fever come to Mohegan Sun Arena to play the Sun. And the Sun's lead over third-place New York is only one game. The Sun is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. the Eastern Conference and an excellent bounce-back team at 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a straight-up loss. In addition, you win at playoffs time with defense and that's something both of these teams know about. Connecticut is 6-1 UNDER the total in the Sun's last seven against a team with a winning straight-up record, so they put their game faces on defensively against good teams. The UNDER is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Connecticut between them, plus 6-1 UNDER the total in the last seven meetings overall. Play on Connecticut and the UNDER.