WNBA odds, lines, picks: Proven experts reveal parlay for July 28 that would pay almost 6-1

Calvin Wetzel and Aaron Barzilai went 590-430 on their women's NCAA basketball picks last season, and now they are focused on the WNBA. They have identified a three-leg parlay for Thursday that would pay almost 6-1
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The Washington Mystics (17-11) seek their third consecutive victory when they visit the Dallas Wings (12-15) on Thursday, with tip-off scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. Washington, which trails Eastern Conference-leading Chicago by four games with eight remaining, posted an 84-68 victory at Dallas on May 17.

The game is one of four on Thursday's WNBA schedule. Caesars Sportsbook lists Dallas as a 1.5-point favorite in the latest Wings vs. Mystics odds, and the over/under for total points scored is 159.5.

Before you make any WNBA picks or parlays, you NEED to see what women's basketball experts Calvin Wetzel and Aaron Barzilai are saying.

Barzilai is a Ph.D. from Stanford who served as Director of Basketball Analytics for the Philadelphia 76ers. Five years ago, he founded HerHoopStats.com -- a groundbreaking website that unlocks insights about the women's game. Wetzel, the site's lead betting writer, incorporates his mathematical background and strong knowledge of women's hoops to turn the site's prediction model into picks.

Now, Barzilai and Wetzel have turned their attention to the WNBA after going 590-430 overall (+127.40 units, +13.6 percent) during the 2021-22 women's college basketball season. Anyone who has followed them has seen HUGE returns.

Wetzel and Barzilai have scoured the rosters and broken down the matchups for Thursday's games. They have revealed a three-leg parlay that could lead to a payout of almost 6-1.

We can tell you that one part of the parlay is the Mystics (+1.5) covering the spread in their game against the Wings. Washington has won six of its last eight contests and is well-rested, as it hasn't played since registering a 78-69 home victory against New York last Thursday.

The experts have two other strong plays that MUST be in your three-leg parlays, including an over/under pick that should be backed. You ABSOLUTELY need to see the experts' selections before locking in any WNBA picks or parlays.

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Here are Wetzel and Barzilai's best bets for Thursday's WNBA schedule:


Pick: Mystics +1.5

Both teams have been much better against the spread away from home, so the road team may be the better bet. Dallas is under .500 ATS at home, while Washington is 10-5 ATS on the road.

Elena Delle Donne will be resting for the Mystics, which is the only reason they aren't favored. They still should be though, so getting them as underdogs is great value. Take it here or if it moves to a pick'em if needed.


Pick: Mercury -3.5

Los Angeles' tumultuous season continued this week as it agreed to a contract divorce with center Liz Cambage. In their first game without her, the Sparks travel to Phoenix, which has had plenty of turmoil of its own this year but has been playing well of late.

The Mercury are the better team by our ratings, even on a neutral court, so being at home should be enough to give them a two-possession edge. This one opened at 1.5 and has moved, but the line still isn't high enough.

Pick: Over 165

Part of why Phoenix has an edge in this game is the fact that the Sparks struggle so much on defense. They're last in the league in opponents' effective field-goal percentage and they allow the fourth-highest 3-point success rate.

That's not a great formula for stopping a Phoenix team that loves playing small ball and shooting the 3-pointer, so the Mercury should put up plenty of points. The Mercury's small-ball lineup will give up plenty of looks in the paint, however, so expect both teams to fill it up.

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SportsLine Staff