A key Eastern Conference battle takes place Sunday as the Washington Mystics (13-9) visit the Connecticut Sun (13-7) on Sunday, with tip-off scheduled for 1 p.m. ET. Three other games are on the schedule, including one in which the Minnesota Lynx (6-15) host the Western Conference-leading Las Vegas Aces (15-5) at 7 p.m. ET.
Caesars Sportsbook lists Connecticut as the 6.5-point favorite in the latest Sun vs. Mystics odds, and the over/under for total points scored is 161. Las Vegas is a five-point favorite in the Aces vs. Lynx odds, with an over/under of 175 points, according to Caesars.
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 Sunday'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 New York Liberty (+4) covering the spread in their game against the host Los Angeles Sparks. New York has won seven of its last 11 contests, with one of its losses coming by two points and another occurring in overtime.
The experts have two other strong plays that MUST be in your three-leg parlays, including a point-spread underdog 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 Sunday's WNBA schedule:
WASHINGTON MYSTICS at CONNECTICUT SUN | 7/3 | 1 P.M. ET
Pick: Under 161
Once again, we're riding the league's best team for Unders this season. The Mystics are 14-8 to the Under and haven't cleared 166 points in any of their last seven contests. And while the Sun started out the season hot offensively, their recent regression has cashed several Unders as well.
Neither meeting between these teams this season has surpassed 150 points, and this one might not either. Both clubs have combined with opponents to average below 160 over their last eight contests. This game most likely will be played in the 150s, so take the Under.
SEATTLE STORM at ATLANTA DREAM | 7/3 | 3 P.M. ET
Pick: Atlanta +5.5
You may have seen the stats on West Coast NFL teams that play early games in the Eastern Time Zone. The same concept applies to the WNBA. Seattle hosted a game late on Friday, turned around and took a red-eye commercial flight to Atlanta, and now must play a day game against a team that just got back guards Erica Wheeler and Tiffany Hayes.
The Storm have looked great since signing Tina Charles, posting a 10-point win over the Las Vegas and a 16-point triumph against Indiana. But Seattle is 6-14 against the spread after a cover over the last two seasons, even including that victory over the Fever, and 3-10 after winning the previous game by 12-plus points. Expect some regression here.
NEW YORK LIBERTY at LOS ANGELES SPARKS | 7/3 | 6 P.M. ET
Pick: New York +4
We're getting a better line here because the Sparks are coming off three straight against-the-spread wins, while the Liberty are playing across the country after losing by 11 against Atlanta as 5.5-point favorites. Take advantage, because New York should not be getting more than a possession.
Crystal Dangerfield was unavailable for the Liberty in that loss, but she'll be back for this contests. Before the game she missed, New York was 8-2 ATS since inserting her into the starting lineup in early June. New York owns a better net rating than the Sparks on the season. When you look at the last 10 games, the Liberty are a full 10 points per 100 possessions better. Los Angeles will be without top defender Brittney Sykes as well, so New York probably should be favored.
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