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October 2008

05

San Antonio at Detroit
Sunday 10/05 04:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Detroit -4 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Detroit Shock did the unthinkable as they went to San Antonio and won both games to begin their series on the road. The Silver Stars had lost just three at home all season a...

03

Detroit at San Antonio
Friday 10/03 07:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Detroit +5.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The San Antonio Silver Stars will host the Detroit Shock, trailing in the series one game to none. The Silver Stars had a home presence earlier in the season that was devastatin...

01

Detroit at San Antonio
Wednesday 10/01 07:35 PM Eastern
5 units on San Antonio -222 (moneyline) (risk 5 to win 2.3)

The WNBA championship round gets underway tonight in San Antonio, when the Silver Stars host the Detroit Shock. The Silver Stars swept the two games they played against the Shoc...

September 2008

29

New York at Detroit
Monday 09/29 07:05 PM Eastern
5 units on Detroit -250 (moneyline) (risk 5 to win 2)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 137 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

We rode the Shock at home in game two, and they didn't letdown, and will ride them again here. What appeared to be something that would work against them actually helped the...

28

New York at Detroit
Sunday 09/28 03:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Detroit -255 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 1.6)

My ATS write-up pretty much sums it all up the reasons here. I'm also gonna look to grab even more on this game by backing Detroit on the moneyline. The Shock have owned the...

28

New York at Detroit
Sunday 09/28 03:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Detroit -6 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Eastern Conference Finals go to game two with the Liberty leading 1-0, coming off of a 4-point win at home vs the Shock. The result wasn't surprising as the Shock w...

23

Indiana at Detroit
Tuesday 09/23 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Detroit -8.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Detroit became a team like a fat cat - content off their road win in game 1 over Indiana, and came home relaxed thinking the series was over with two games in Detroit. Well...

22

New York at Connecticut
Monday 09/22 07:05 PM Eastern
5 units on Connecticut -272 (moneyline) (risk 5 to win 1.8)

The Connecticut Sun evened their series with the New York Liberty on Saturday, and the series resumes tonight in Connecticut. The Sun have won six of their last seven at home, a...

21

Los Angeles at Seattle
Sunday 09/21 05:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Seattle -2.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The venue in this series is all important. Los Angeles won at home in game one, making them 3-0 vs. Seattle at home this season. But, the Sparks have lost four straight games in...

21

Indiana at Detroit
Sunday 09/21 03:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Indiana +9.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Indiana is playing for their playoff lives here. Will they win? Certainly not. But, I expect them to give a top-notch effort and keep it closer than double-digits. After their e...

20

Sacramento at San Antonio
Saturday 09/20 09:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Sacramento +8.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

San Antonio takes a 1-0 lead home in this series where they have been a very impressive 15-2 on the season. That stat alone is going to inflate the price of this game in order t...

20

New York at Connecticut
Saturday 09/20 07:10 PM Eastern
3 units on Connecticut -280 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.1)

We covered lots of ground in my game analysis on the Sun ATS. The favorite out to revenge a loss, is well rested - having played only twice in five days, is 202-82 on ...

20

New York at Connecticut
Saturday 09/20 07:05 PM Eastern
5 units on Connecticut -6.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The WNBA semifinal round between the Connecticut Sun and New York Liberty resumes tonight in Connecticut. The Liberty took game 1 by the score of 72-63, as the Sun connected on ...

19

Detroit at Indiana
Friday 09/19 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Indiana +135 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 4.1)

Detroit opened as a mere one-point favorite but this line has since moved to 2.5. I like the value now represented on the moneyline with the home team. Detroit has historically ...

18

San Antonio at Sacramento
Thursday 09/18 09:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Sacramento +1.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

San Antonio completed its season with a 5-0 run and an overall mark of 24-10. The Silver Stars appear to be the best team in the WNBA, but at the same time find themselves in a ...

18

Connecticut at New York
Thursday 09/18 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on New York -1 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Eastern Conference Semifinals will begin in New York as the Connecticut Sun take on the New York Liberty. The Sun opened the season looking like the class of the WNBA with a...

14

Seattle at Los Angeles
Sunday 09/14 04:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Los Angeles -7.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

Seattle has covered the spread in ten of the last twelve meetings between these clubs. But, I like the Los Angeles a lot at home here. The Storm are a great home team, boasting ...

14

Houston at Chicago
Sunday 09/14 04:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Chicago -196 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 2)

Yes, Houston is a better team than Chicago overall. But, this game is being played in Chicago and that makes all the difference. At home, the Sky are a .500 team. on the road, t...

12

Phoenix at Minnesota
Friday 09/12 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Phoenix -1 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Phoenix Mercury travel to Minnesota to play the Lynx tonight. This game will go a long way to determine who finishes in the basement of the WNBA West as they both enter with...

11

Washington at Detroit
Thursday 09/11 07:35 PM Eastern
5 units on Washington +15.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Washington Mystics will head to Detroit as the WNBA season winds to a conclusion. Detroit remains tied with Connecticut for the top spot in the East, while the Mystics playo...

11

New York at Indiana
Thursday 09/11 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Indiana -3.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The New York Liberty makes the trip to Indiana to take on the Fever. The Fever have had the Liberty’s number this season. These teams have met three times with the Fever w...

09

Seattle at Sacramento
Tuesday 09/09 10:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Sacramento -182 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.7)

The Seattle Storm will come to Sacramento to face off with the Monarchs tonight. The Monarchs enter off a 9-3 run and have been playing well. They have been good at home all sea...

09

Phoenix at Detroit
Tuesday 09/09 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Phoenix +7.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Phoenix Mercury brings their high-scoring game to Detroit for an inter-conference matchup. The Shock seemed invincible at home, starting the season at 10-0. The one thing th...

07

Minnesota at Sacramento
Sunday 09/07 09:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Sacramento -5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

Sacramento is just 5-10 on the road, but at home they win, having posted an 11-4 mark. In those 15 games they are 10-5 ATS. Add to that the fact that Sacramento is seeking reven...

06

Minnesota at Seattle
Saturday 09/06 10:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Minnesota +6.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Minnesota Lynx make the trip to Seattle to take on the Storm who will put their homecourt magic to the test as they are a league leading 14-1 in Seattle. The fact is the Sto...

06

Detroit at Washington
Saturday 09/06 06:05 PM Eastern
5 units on Detroit -248 (moneyline) (risk 5 to win 2)

The Detroit Shock makes the trip to Washington to square off with the Mystics. What had been hope for renewal and revival for the Mystics after a poor showing before the break h...

05

Los Angeles at San Antonio
Friday 09/05 08:10 PM Eastern
3 units on San Antonio -161 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.9)

The Sparks have been a no-show on the road, as I pointed out in my ATS write-up. With the Silver Stars coming home for the first time after a month, and the Sparks facing a host...

05

Los Angeles at San Antonio
Friday 09/05 08:05 PM Eastern
2 units on San Antonio -3.5 (-105) (risk 2 to win 1.9)

The LA Sparks will make the trip to San Antonio tonight to square off with the Silver Stars. The Silver Stars are just a half game out in the West so each game becomes crucial. ...

05

Atlanta at New York
Friday 09/05 07:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Atlanta +13.5 (-105) (risk 3 to win 2.9)

The Liberty opened the season by posting three of their first six wins that would have covered this line, but they have not been faring nearly as well. In their last nine games ...

03

Minnesota at Phoenix
Wednesday 09/03 10:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total OVER 173.5 -105 (risk 2 to win 1.9)

The Minnesota Lynx makes the trip to the desert to take on the high-scoring Phoenix Mercury. The Mercury offense certainly felt the rust of the one-month layoff, as they were he...

02

New York at Houston
Tuesday 09/02 08:35 PM Eastern
2 units on Houston -3 (+100) (risk 2 to win 2)

The New York Liberty makes the trip south To Houston to square off with the Comets. Both of these teams are starved for a win, as they have each dropped two straight. Wins in th...

August 2008

31

Detroit at Chicago
Sunday 08/31 06:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Detroit -2.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Detroit is third in our power rankings while Chicago is second-to-last, above only the lowly Dream. So, this pick shouldn't be much of a surprise as this line is just too lo...

30

San Antonio at Los Angeles
Saturday 08/30 10:35 PM Eastern
2 units on San Antonio +3 (-105) (risk 2 to win 1.9)Pick: 2 units on Game Total UNDER 147.5 +100 (risk 2 to win 2)

The Silver Stars head to Hollywood to take on the LA Sparks. The Silver Stars got off to a poor start at 3-4, but have been the best in the WNBA since, as they have logged a 16-...

30

Houston at Sacramento
Saturday 08/30 10:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Sacramento -5 (+100) (risk 2 to win 2)

The Houston Comets make the trip to Sacramento to face the Monarchs. These teams are separated in the standings by the slimmest of margins - a half game, with the Monarchs holdi...

30

Atlanta at Indiana
Saturday 08/30 07:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Atlanta +12.5 (+100) (risk 2 to win 2)

Atlanta opened the season with 17 straight losses, and many wondered if they would find the win column this season. They answered that call with three wins in their next five ga...

29

Connecticut at Atlanta
Friday 08/29 07:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 159 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The WNBA returned to action after a long layoff due to the Olympic games in China. Last night we got a great view of what has transpired in the layoff, and that was teams come b...

29

New York at Detroit
Friday 08/29 07:35 PM Eastern
2 units on Detroit -5.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The New York Liberty saw action last night after a long layoff. Going back-to-back games here may lead to some tired legs, especially against a Detroit team that has been tough ...

28

San Antonio at Phoenix
Thursday 08/28 10:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Phoenix +2 (-120) (risk 3 to win 2.5)

The WNBA resumes tonight after a long layoff due to the Olympics. This game features the San Antonio Silver Stars, making the trip into the desert to face the Phoenix Mercury. S...

July 2008

27

Sacramento at Seattle
Sunday 07/27 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Seattle -5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Monarchs are on a roll having won seven straight. But, six of those seven wins came as a favorite against inferior teams. Tonight they meet up with one of the top teams...

27

Los Angeles at Minnesota
Sunday 07/27 06:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Los Angeles +2.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Two mediocre clubs meet here and we'll take the points on the team looking to revenge an embarrassing 18 point loss back on July 3. The oddsmakers are telling you something ...

27

San Antonio at Detroit
Sunday 07/27 06:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Detroit -2 (+100) (risk 2 to win 2)

While San Antonio sits atop our power ratings along with Seattle, their strength certainly comes when they are on their home court. They are 12-2 at home but just 5-7 on the roa...

26

Indiana at Sacramento
Saturday 07/26 10:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Indiana +4.5 (+100) (risk 4 to win 4)

The Indiana Fever has been a tough team to figure out. They lost to Atlanta at home when they were playing good, went to Connecticut when Connecticut was ripping everyone apart ...

26

Chicago at Houston
Saturday 07/26 08:35 PM Eastern
4 units on Chicago +6.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Chicago Sky travels to Houston tonight to face the Houston Comets. The Sky has little to show in the win column on the road this season as they come to Houston at just 2-10 ...

25

Seattle at Phoenix
Friday 07/25 10:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Seattle +4.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Outside of a 3-6 mark at midseason Seattle has gone 14-3 otherwise, and is currently the hottest team in the WNBA. Seattle has claimed victory in eight of their last nine contes...

24

Los Angeles at Connecticut
Thursday 07/24 07:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Los Angeles +5.5 (-105) (risk 2 to win 1.9)

The Connecticut Sun have fallen apart. They once looked like the best team in the WNBA jumping out to an 8-1 start, but have been anything but since. The Sun is just 6-9 over th...

24

Phoenix at Sacramento
Thursday 07/24 02:35 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total OVER 182 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Phoenix seems to keep raising the bar in terms of scoring and getting up and down the court, but the problem is they don't compliment it by playing any defense at all. They ...

24

Chicago at San Antonio
Thursday 07/24 12:35 PM Eastern
2 units on Chicago +9 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

If you look at the road-loss column for the Sky, it doesn't offer much as they have been just 2-9 on the season, matching a league-low two road wins with lowly Atlanta. What...

23

New York at Washington
Wednesday 07/23 11:30 AM Eastern
2 units on New York -111 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Washington Mystics host the New York Liberty in a matinee today. The Mystics have not been a dominating force at home, where they have compiled just a 6-5 mark, but four of ...

22

Seattle at Minnesota
Tuesday 07/22 01:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Seattle +6.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Seattle remains on the heels of San Antonio in the West at just a half game back. The Storm has dropped seven games on the road, but many to the top teams in the league. Among t...

20

Seattle at Washington
Sunday 07/20 04:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 135.5 +100 (risk 3 to win 3)

Seattle has now moved up to the top spot in the WNBA West. They have done so by playing tough on the defensive end of the court. They have won seven straight games, and in this ...

19

Atlanta at Phoenix
Saturday 07/19 10:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Atlanta +11.5 (-105) (risk 4 to win 3.8)

If there was ever a team that could have quit, look no further than the Atlanta Dream who opened the season at 0-17. Ever since losing in OT on the road at Connecticut, this tea...

19

Minnesota at San Antonio
Saturday 07/19 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on San Antonio -6.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

San Antonio has the best record in the WNBA for one reason - they know and understand the value of their home court. San Antonio has produced a stellar 11-1 record at home, with...

18

Connecticut at Chicago
Friday 07/18 08:35 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total OVER 146.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

After opening 8-1, and looking like the class of the WNBA, Connecticut has fallen hard and fast. The Sun has now gone just 2-6 over their last eight dropping four in a row. The ...

18

Detroit at Washington
Friday 07/18 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Washington +157 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 4.7)

The Shock has been the best home team in the WNBA remaining unblemished at 10-0. They have not had nearly the same success on the road, where they are just 5-7. They have not wo...

18

Seattle at Indiana
Friday 07/18 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Indiana -163 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.8)

Seattle has been a hot team as they have now won six straight games, but there is a caveat to the streak as five of those were at home where they have been 12-1 this season. The...

17

Los Angeles at Phoenix
Thursday 07/17 10:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 176 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Since their opener, Los Angeles has not seen a game reach this many points except in an OT game with Connecticut, and that includes two games played vs. Phoenix. Phoenix went th...

17

Minnesota at Houston
Thursday 07/17 12:05 PM Eastern
5 units on Houston -5 (+100) (risk 5 to win 5)

Houston has been one of the worst in the WNBA taking to the road at 3-10, but a completely different club at home where they own a 6-2 mark. So the overall record doesn't lo...

15

San Antonio at Phoenix
Tuesday 07/15 09:10 PM Eastern
4 units on Phoenix -153 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 2.6)

Just as we like the Mercurys' chances laying the points we also see value in the moneyline in this one. When playing at home, well-rested teams seeking revenge for a prior l...

15

San Antonio at Phoenix
Tuesday 07/15 09:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Phoenix -3.5 (-105) (risk 3 to win 2.9)

San Antonio has been about as good as it gets at home posting an 11-1 mark, but they certainly haven't been eye-opening on the road where they are just 4-6. Overall they hav...

15

New York at Connecticut
Tuesday 07/15 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Connecticut -6.5 (-105) (risk 3 to win 2.9)

The Connecticut Sun sure will be glad to get home as they are coming off a three-game road trip – losing all three games. The Sun offense has really struggled on the road ...

15

New York at Connecticut
Tuesday 07/15 07:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Connecticut -262 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 1.5)

We like Connecticut here to cover ATS, but for many of the same reasons see the value in the moneyline as well. We spoke of the Connecticut offense which has fared much better a...

14

San Antonio at Los Angeles
Monday 07/14 10:35 PM Eastern
4 units on Los Angeles -172 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 2.3)

We are also going to jump on LA on the moneyline here. This is a revenge game for the Sparks as San Antonio beat them 77-75 in June. LA is 10-2 this season revenging a loss and ...

14

San Antonio at Los Angeles
Monday 07/14 10:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Los Angeles -4 (+100) (risk 4 to win 4)

The Sparks have come up big against the big teams at home with wins over Connecticut and Detroit. After seven straight at home, they got a road shock dropping both games. Now th...

13

Atlanta at Chicago
Sunday 07/13 06:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Chicago -5.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 157 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

We were on Atlanta last game as they were getting double-digits from the Silver Stars. The Dream didn't dissapoint, covering the game. Tonight though we are going to fade th...

13

Connecticut at Washington
Sunday 07/13 03:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Connecticut -170 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 2.4)

Connecticut is one of our top three teams while Washington is a bottom-three team. The Sun can score with anyone and their hot offense has gotten even hotter of late as they are...

12

Los Angeles at Seattle
Saturday 07/12 10:10 PM Eastern
3 units on Los Angeles +4.5 (+100) (risk 3 to win 3)

This is a great matchup in Seattle tonight with the LA Sparks coming to town. The winner of this game gets second place in the WNBA West. What makes this even better is that Sea...

12

Phoenix at Sacramento
Saturday 07/12 10:10 PM Eastern
4 units on Phoenix +126 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 5)

We added our insights as to why we like the Mercury, and the fact that these teams have not met yet could really catch Sacramento off-guard. Sacramento has not fared well at all...

12

Phoenix at Sacramento
Saturday 07/12 10:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Phoenix +2.5 (-105) (risk 3 to win 2.9)

Phoenix is beyond a doubt the most exciting team in the WNBA, and offense is their game. When you have Diana Turasi and Cappy Poindexter both well over 20 point scorers, it give...

12

Houston at Minnesota
Saturday 07/12 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Minnesota -4 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This Minnesota team has to be looking to play this one with a chip on their shoulder. Minnesota dropped one at home last time out to Atlanta that was winless on the road. Housto...

12

Chicago at Indiana
Saturday 07/12 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 141.5 +100 (risk 3 to win 3)

Chicago has not been able to slow anyone down on the road at all. In their last seven road games they have averaged yielding a 83.1 points per game! The fact that they have also...

11

Atlanta at San Antonio
Friday 07/11 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Atlanta +10.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Dream started with a nightmare this season as they went 0-17. They have since gone 2-0 both SU and ATS and they have covered the spread in four of their last six. This was b...

11

Washington at Detroit
Friday 07/11 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 146 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Shock have left themselves in good position to capture the WNBA East. They have yet to lose at home and have nine of their 15 remaining games in Detroit where they have been...

10

Los Angeles at Sacramento
Thursday 07/10 09:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Sacramento -2 (+100) (risk 3 to win 3)

The Sparks caught a great break in their schedule as they have spent the last 18 days and seven games playing in front of the home crowd. Oddly enough is that they dropped three...

10

San Antonio at Chicago
Thursday 07/10 07:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Chicago +133 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 5.3)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 146.5 +100 (risk 3 to win 3)

San Antonio has built the best record in the WNBA for one reason; they have been unbeatable at home. The Silver Stars have been 10-1 at home while going just 3-5 on the road. Wh...

10

Phoenix at Seattle
Thursday 07/10 03:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 172.5 +100 (risk 3 to win 3)

The Phoenix Mercury is the most exciting team in the WNBA and invades Seattle tonight for what should be an entertaining game if you like points. Phoenix has perfected the run-a...

08

Seattle at Sacramento
Tuesday 07/08 10:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Sacramento -2 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Monarchs may be at the bottom of the Western Conference standings, but it has nothing to do with their play at home. There are currently four teams with only six losses in t...

08

New York at San Antonio
Tuesday 07/08 08:05 PM Eastern
4 units on New York +6.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

San Antonio is 9-1 at home and has played tough here. But despite as much they are winning, the margins of victory have been diminishing, especially against the better teams. Wh...

08

Connecticut at Detroit
Tuesday 07/08 07:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Connecticut +178 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 5.3)

This will be the third meeting between these teams with each exchanging home court blowouts in the first two. The Sun holds the slimmest of leads in the conference over Detroit ...

08

Houston at Phoenix
Tuesday 07/08 03:35 PM Eastern
4 units on Phoenix -5.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 172.5 -105 (risk 3 to win 2.9)

Phoenix is an exciting team, and they have spent a good deal of their recent games on the road. They are coming off a successful 4-3 road trip, and the offense has taken center ...

06

Phoenix at Los Angeles
Sunday 07/06 09:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 177 -105 (risk 3 to win 2.9)

The Mercury are scoring like an NBA team (almost). They are averaging 88.4 points per game (90.8 per game over the last five). Their defense is as bad as their offense is good, ...

06

San Antonio at Washington
Sunday 07/06 01:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 140 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

These teams have a history of playing OVER, but we like the UNDER this afternoon. Games in this total range, when featuring a home team coming off three straight road ...

05

Minnesota at Seattle
Saturday 07/05 10:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Minnesota +6.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Seattle is tough at home where they play tight defense. But, Minnesota can penetrate this defense as they are averaging 82.1 ppg on the road this season. We don't think the ...

05

New York at Phoenix
Saturday 07/05 10:00 PM Eastern
4 units on New York +6.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Should the Mercury be laying 6.5 points? Not with a defense that allows 92.3 ppg at home. New York has a bad defense but it's MUCH beter than Phoenix's. And the Liberty ...

05

Connecticut at Indiana
Saturday 07/05 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Connecticut +127 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 5.1)

Connecticut is 13-5 including 5-3 on the road. In the past week, they have moved to the top of our WNBA power rankings. Yes, Indiana is a very good team at home, but the better ...

03

New York at Seattle
Thursday 07/03 10:10 PM Eastern
3 units on New York +250 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 7.5)

We like the Liberty to have a great chance to steal one here, for the reasons stated in our pick with the points. When the season reaches July, the WNBA shows a history if you h...

03

New York at Seattle
Thursday 07/03 10:05 PM Eastern
5 units on New York +6.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

Seattle has just not bee the same team since coming off of a 5-1 start, as they have gone 4-6. The problem has been on the offensive end where they have scored in the 60s in sev...

03

Houston at Atlanta
Thursday 07/03 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Atlanta +164 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 4.9)

Can a team complete a season without a win in the WNBA? No answer for that, but if there is a spot for Atlanta to get win number 1, this is it. The Houston Comets are the bottom...

02

Chicago at Indiana
Wednesday 07/02 07:05 PM Eastern
5 units on Indiana -7.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

On the surface Indiana looks like a mediocre team at 7-8. They do have a unique characteristic however, as they are the only WNBA team in either conference to have an above .500...

01

Chicago at Minnesota
Tuesday 07/01 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Minnesota -7.5 (+100) (risk 3 to win 3)

The Minnesota Lynx went through a very bad stretch this season where they went 0-5, but otherwise has been one of the top teams in the league at 8-2. They also won in Chicago by...

01

Detroit at San Antonio
Tuesday 07/01 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Detroit +3 (-105) (risk 3 to win 2.9)

The San Antonio Silver Stars and the Detroit Shock square off in San Antonio tonight as two of the top teams in the WNBA. The Silver Stars gave up their home court mastery with ...

01

Houston at Connecticut
Tuesday 07/01 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 151 +100 (risk 3 to win 3)

This is a Connecticut team that really feeds off of their home court fans and likes to get out and run. They had a horrible game at home against Indiana, but otherwise, their ot...

01

Phoenix at Atlanta
Tuesday 07/01 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 182 -105 (risk 3 to win 2.9)

Just like the temperature rises in Phoenix come summertime, so too has the offensive output of the Mercury. This is a team that has produced 102 points against Connecticut and 9...

01

New York at Los Angeles
Tuesday 07/01 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on New York +9 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Los Angeles Sparks now own the best record in the WNBA at 10-4 and have played well for the entire season. They have dropped two of their last four however, including an ine...

June 2008

29

Washington at Seattle
Sunday 06/29 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 140.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Seattle has gone UNDER in seven of eight home games this season. So why do we like things to be different here? Washington is coming to town. We get some extra value on the OVER...

29

Phoenix at Connecticut
Sunday 06/29 01:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 178 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Phoenix games average 178 ppg which is exactly where this total is set. But, that's too low considering who they are facing. Connecticut averages 85.1 per game at home while...

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Indiana at Houston
Saturday 06/28 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 141 +100 (risk 3 to win 3)

Indiana played their last game in New York where both teams played into the 100s. It was a game that by the raw score looked like a high-scoring affair and may have added a few ...

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New York at Sacramento
Saturday 06/28 08:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Sacramento -3 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 150 +100 (risk 3 to win 3)

You have to question just how good is this New York team. They have had a very favorable schedule to this point as they have played eight of their 13 games at home. The five roa...

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Detroit at Chicago
Saturday 06/28 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Chicago +225 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 6.8)

This looks like an easy one for the Shock, but we don't see it that way. You have to go to school on the emotional significance of this game for the Shock, who are coming of...

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Minnesota at San Antonio
Saturday 06/28 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Minnesota +160 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 4.8)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 153 -105 (risk 3 to win 2.9)

This is a pivotal game for the Lynx and the Silver Stars. Both teams bring an identical 8-6 record into this one as each team is trying to stay within striking distance of Weste...

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Atlanta at Connecticut
Friday 06/27 07:05 PM Eastern
5 units on Atlanta +15.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 159.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Rumor has it the Atlanta Dream is considering a nickname change to the Atlanta Nightmares. The Dream has yet to earn a WNBA win this season through 13 games. To their credit the...

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Washington at Los Angeles
Thursday 06/26 10:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 143.5 -105 (risk 3 to win 2.9)

This is a Sparks’ team that scores and scores consistently. They have yet to be held under 70 points in any of their 13 games thus far, and their lowest output at home has...

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Phoenix at Chicago
Thursday 06/26 09:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 175.5 +100 (risk 3 to win 3)

Is there a total that can hold this Phoenix team to playing under? Not in this range and in this type of matchup. As the season has progressed the pace has gotten faster, especi...

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San Antonio at Houston
Thursday 06/26 08:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 141 -105 (risk 3 to win 2.9)

San Antonio lost their first home game of the season to Houston in their last game. It is easy to look back and see what happened. Mentally they took the court thinking if they ...

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Connecticut at Detroit
Thursday 06/26 07:40 PM Eastern
5 units on Detroit -244 (moneyline) (risk 5 to win 2.1)

For all the reasons we like the Shock to cover this game, it also presents value on the moneyline. When coming off a road loss by 10 points or more, WNBA teams that have a winni...

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Connecticut at Detroit
Thursday 06/26 07:35 PM Eastern
5 units on Detroit -7 (-105) (risk 5 to win 4.8)

These teams will meet for the second time in three days and ultimately they will play three times over a six-game period. This series will go a long way to determine who comes o...

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Houston at San Antonio
Tuesday 06/24 09:05 PM Eastern
4 units on San Antonio -8.5 (-105) (risk 4 to win 3.8)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 144.5 +100 (risk 3 to win 3)

The battle for WNBA bragging rights in the state of Texas happens in San Antonio tonight as the road-weary Houston Comets come to town. Outside of league doormat Atlanta, t...

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New York at Minnesota
Tuesday 06/24 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on New York +193 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 5.8)

Minnesota is one of very few teams that have not displayed the home-court prowess of most of the WNBA teams. They are just 3-3 on their own floor. After a 5-1 start and feeling ...

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Detroit at Connecticut
Tuesday 06/24 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 156 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This game should be a good one tonight in Connecticut as the Sun host the Detroit Shock in Uncasville. These teams are both tied for the best record in the WNBA at 10-3, and the...

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Phoenix at Washington
Tuesday 06/24 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Phoenix +2 (-115) (risk 3 to win 2.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 167 +100 (risk 3 to win 3)

Washington has played most of its schedule to scores in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. What they haven't been able to do is dictate pace against teams like Phoenix and Connecticut t...

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Sacramento at Indiana
Tuesday 06/24 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Indiana -7.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

It is never a good sign for a team in the WNBA to have it going and then have a three-game home stretch and drop two of the three games by a combined 24 points. That has to be a...

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Indiana at Los Angeles
Sunday 06/22 09:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 144.5 +100 (risk 3 to win 3)

At 8-3 the LA Sparks are one of the top teams in the WNBA. The most consistent part of their game occurs at the offensive end where they have managed to reach the 70 point mark ...

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Chicago at Sacramento
Sunday 06/22 09:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Chicago +230 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 6.9)

Picking a team on the moneyline that is on the road in the WNBA has to be a very selective process as excluding Atlanta, who can't win anywhere; home teams are 50-24 on the ...

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Phoenix at New York
Sunday 06/22 04:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Phoenix +2 (-105) (risk 3 to win 2.9)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 172.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Both of these teams have played to the middle of the pack, but after a slow start Phoenix has now won back-to-back games including a big win over Connecticut while the Libe...

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Detroit at Atlanta
Sunday 06/22 03:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 155.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Atlanta Dream has started 0-12 and the win column may be a challenge all season long. Outside of Betty Lennox at 18.9 points per game, the scoring has been very inconsistent...

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Chicago at Phoenix
Friday 06/20 10:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Phoenix -8.5 (-105) (risk 3 to win 2.9)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 169 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Phoenix is an exciting team to watch as they get up and down the floor better than any WNBA team. That pace is reflected by the scoring column where they average 86.3 ppg. They ...

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Connecticut at Sacramento
Friday 06/20 10:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Connecticut +100 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 3)

Connecticut will try to avoid what they have not done all season tonight in Sacramento. The Sun have yet to lose two games in a row and after a deadly-hot Phoenix team handed th...

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Indiana at Seattle
Friday 06/20 10:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Seattle -5.5 (+100) (risk 3 to win 3)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 138 -105 (risk 3 to win 2.9)

Seattle is a team with two faces - two identities. The persona they take on when on the road does not resemble a good basketball team. It is a team that has lost five strai...

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Minnesota at Detroit
Friday 06/20 07:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Detroit -8 (+100) (risk 3 to win 3)

Detroit is just one of two WNBA teams that remain unblemished at home. Tonight they will face a Minnesota team that is going through a bad stretch having dropped their last thre...

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Chicago at Los Angeles
Wednesday 06/18 10:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 147.5 +100 (risk 3 to win 3)

Los Angeles has put up over 80 points a game and Chicago comes in here knowing that if they allow for a track meet they go home with the loss. Los Angeles is coming off of two d...

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Phoenix at Connecticut
Wednesday 06/18 10:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Phoenix +2 (-115) (risk 3 to win 2.6)

At 9-2 the Connecticut Sun have gotten off to a fast start. This looks easy and the line looks too easy. There is a reason. The Sun has had two grueling road games back-to-back,...

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New York at Indiana
Wednesday 06/18 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on New York +275 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 8.3)

Indiana has done a good job at home over their years in the WNBA. But at 3-2 this season, there is a bit more concern. The record certainly doesn't look bad, but one of the ...

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San Antonio at Atlanta
Wednesday 06/18 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 151.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This Atlanta team does not have the personnel to play in this league, as witnessed by their 0-10 start. San Antonio has figured something out. They opened the season allowing 72...

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Connecticut at Seattle
Monday 06/16 10:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Connecticut +135 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 4.1)

For many of the reasons we pointed out above, we think the Sun wins this one outright. Teams that have scored 70+ in five straight games are 225-129 (64%) straight-up the past d...

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Connecticut at Seattle
Monday 06/16 10:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Connecticut +3 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

What makes for a good team in any league is being able to win on the road. The Connecticut Sun have the best record in the WNBA because they can play effectively on the road. Th...

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San Antonio at Indiana
Sunday 06/15 06:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Indiana -7 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Due to me travelling, we don't have a writeup for this game today. Writeups will resume tomorrow...

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Los Angeles Sparks at Sacramento
Saturday 06/14 10:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Sacramento +2.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Could be a great spot to fade the Sparks as they are coming off a huge emotional win in OT vs Connecticut. Sacramento is actually out-shooting the Sparks on the season and have ...

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Seattle at Houston
Saturday 06/14 08:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Houston +2.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Houston has had a tough early schedule playing 6 of their first 8 on the road, so the 1-7 record sure doesn't tell the whole story here because they are 0-6 on the road. Sea...

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Connecticut at Los Angeles
Friday 06/13 10:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 152.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This matchup looks like one that could get up and down the court and produce some points, but the trends show a much different story. Road teams in games with a total of 140+, t...

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Washington at Chicago
Friday 06/13 08:35 PM Eastern
4 units on Chicago -300 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 1.3)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 147 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Washington is really struggling right now, they have dropped 5 straight and have yet to break through on the road this season, standing at 0-5. Alana Beard has played well,...

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Seattle at San Antonio
Friday 06/13 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 141 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The San Antonio Silver Stars are 4-0 at home for one reason. They have played great defense, holding their opponents to just 63.2ppg. They have also not been shooting the b...

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Indiana at Atlanta
Friday 06/13 07:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Indiana -7.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 146 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Atlanta Fear have lived a nightmare through their first 8 games, as they have failed to find the win column,  5 of those have been dropped on their homecourt and 3...

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Sacramento at Minnesota
Thursday 06/12 08:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Minnesota -9 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Minnesota has been really getting some help from 1st year players, and it has done 2 things. It has taken scoring pressure off of Seimone Augustus, and elevated the level of pla...

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Detroit at Los Angeles
Wednesday 06/11 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Detroit +183 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 5.5)

Here we get a 7-2 team as an underdog. We'll take it, backing the Shock on the moneyline. The Shock average 76.6 ppg on the road which is enough to keep up with LA, especial...

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Phoenix at Seattle
Wednesday 06/11 10:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Phoenix +230 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 6.9)

We also like Phoenix's shot an outright win. Over the past two seasons, the Mercury are 14-9 straight-up, 11-4 vs. division foes and vs. winning teams and 17-3 SU vs. t...

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Phoenix at Seattle
Wednesday 06/11 10:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Phoenix +6 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 2 units on Game Total OVER 169.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Yes, Seattle is 6-3 while Phoenix is just 2-4. But, we like Phoenix here on the road thanks to their offense. They are pouring in 86.5 per game which is 15 ppg higher than what ...

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New York at Atlanta
Wednesday 06/11 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on New York -7 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 2 units on Game Total OVER 152.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Atlanta is winless in seven games thus far. This team is giving up an unreal 86.3 ppg (89 per game in division contests). They are averaging just 14 assists to 7 steals! New Yor...

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Sacramento at Washington
Wednesday 06/11 07:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total UNDER 142.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Sacramento is 23-12 UNDER since last season on the road in games with a total posted at 140 or higher. They are also 34-14 UNDER over that span when coming off a win. The past t...

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Phoenix at Seattle
Tuesday 06/10 10:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Phoenix +6 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 2 units on Game Total OVER 169.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Yes, Seattle is 6-3 while Phoenix is just 2-4. But, we like Phoenix here on the road thanks to their offense. They are pouring in 86.5 per game which is 15 ppg higher than what ...