2011 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
July 16, 2011
Seattle at Minnesota
Saturday 07/16 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total UNDER 149 -110 (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: WIN
The WNBA is in a new era as teams routinely put up 80 points or more in a game. Not long ago 70 was a reach for most teams. Seattle has a defense that sits atop of the WNBA allowing a little over 70 points per game, which is outstanding for the modernized version of the WNBA. Minnesota isn't far behind, allowing just 75 per game, and both these teams rank No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in the league in rebounding, so second chance points will be at a premium. The last time these teams met they managed to score just 130 points and I think we are looking at a game in the 130s here with the value sided with the UNDER. The Strom tightens up the defense in conference games, leading to a 14-5 mark in their last 19 to the UNDER. Minnesota played last night and in the second of consecutive nights, they have posted a 5-1 mark to the UNDER in their last six. The last five meetings here have topped the total just once. Play the UNDER.