Four WNBA Games To Occupy Bettors’ Sunday

Written By Derek Helling on July 3, 2022

The WNBA provides three interesting matchups on the totals and another contest that might require bettors to do some deep digging to get a read on Sunday. It’s a holiday prelude with some fireworks possible.

Trends on the spreads Sunday aren’t as clear but as always, it’s up to each bettor to decide the best use of their bankroll for themselves. Choosing not to bet is always a valid option.

How to watch, the lines, and schedule for Sunday

All times below are Eastern Daylight Savings. The lines are from DraftKings and valid as of 7 a.m. EDT on Sunday.

  • Washington Mystics at Connecticut Sun (-6), 1 p.m., ESPN (total of 162.5)
  • Seattle Storm (-5.5) at Atlanta Dream, 3 p.m., NBA TV (total of 158)
  • New York Liberty at Los Angeles Sparks (-3.5), 6 p.m., CBS Sports Network (total of 162.5)
  • Las Vegas Aces (-5) at Minnesota Lynx, 7 p.m., Amazon Prime (total of 175)

There’s little pending injury news to watch for, so barring heavy public action, these should be the lines for the day. The first game of the day does have a significant player update, though.

Look at the under for Connecticut-Washington

The most pertinent piece of information for this game is that Elena Delle Donne will not play for Washington due to the Mystics managing her minutes. Whether that alone will mean victory for Connecticut against the spread today is still debatable, though.

In two meetings of these teams so far in 2022, the Sun have yet to record a win ATS. Connecticut did win their May 28 home game 79-71 outright, though. On June 19 in Washington, however, the Mystics took the win straight up 71-63.

Six points is the smallest margin by which the Sun have been a home favorite so far this season. At home, Connecticut has gone 5-5 ATS. Other than the May 28 game in this same venue, Washington has only been a road underdog of six or more points once in 2022.

They’ve covered in both of those games. These teams have been a bit more consistent on the totals at 162.5. In a combined 12 games in which these teams have taken part this season when the pre-game totals were 162.5 or above, the under cashed seven times.

Atlanta-Seattle is a difficult matchup for bettors

Atlanta hosts Seattle for the first time this season Sunday but these teams met at Climate Pledge Arena on June 7. The Storm won that game 72-60, covering the eight-point spread that favored them.

Sunday will be just the fourth time so far this season that the Dream have been a home underdog of 5.5 or more points. They’ve covered in one of the previous games.

Seattle has been a road favorite of 5.5 or more points just once to this point in 2022. The Storm failed to cover in their earlier chance at this.

Both of these teams have split their results on the totals, with the over and the under each hitting 10 times for both teams. Breaking it down at 158 doesn’t really provide much more of a consensus. While the under is 14-9 in combined games in which the totals landed at 158 or higher, the over has gone 11-6 in combined games in which the totals were 158 or lower 11-6.

Consider the over for Los Angeles-New York

Brittney Sykes is questionable for Los Angeles Sunday for what will be the first meeting of these teams in 2022. Sunday’s 3.5 points are the second-largest margin by which the Sparks have been a home favorite so far this season, failing to cover in their earlier opportunity of this proportion.

New York has been a road underdog of at least 3.5 points six times coming into Sunday. They’ve split those results ATS. These teams do present an interesting opportunity on the total at 162.5, though.

In a combined 22 games in which the totals were 162.5 or lower, the over cashed in 14 of them.

Take another look at an over in Las Vegas-Minnesota

Sunday will be the fourth meeting of these teams on the season and the second in three days’ time. So far, Minnesota is 2-1 ATS. However, that loss came on Friday in the same venue as Sunday’s game.

Still, as a home underdog of five or more points, the Lynx have covered in two of three previous instances. Additionally, Las Vegas has failed to cover in three of five previous games when they were a road favorite of five or more points.

Sunday’s total of 175 points is the second-highest yet for a Minnesota contest this season, only bested by Friday’s total for this same matchup. The over has cashed in 11 of 20 other Lynx games.

Additionally, the over has hit in 10 of 15 previous Aces games when the total was 175 or lower.

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Derek Helling is a lead writer for PlayUSA and the manager of BetHer. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

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