Each day of the WNBA season, our crew of fantasy and betting specialists breaks down each sport on the slate, making word of all the things from accidents and lineup modifications to latest traits and extra.
All odds are supplied by Caesars Sportsbook.
Here’s what to search for throughout Sunday’s slate:
1 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.
Line: Aces (-1)
Money line: Aces (-120), Sun (+100)
Total: 174.5 factors
BPI Win%: Sun (63.4%)
Ruled Out: None
Notable: The Aces enter this sport wholesome and undefeated for the reason that All-Star break, winners of back-to-back video games towards the Liberty. The Aces performed the Sun twice earlier this season, and their starters scored 170 out of the crew’s 179 factors in these matchups. Thus, this does not form up as a sport for Aces streamers. Jackie Young was the one Aces participant to have large performances in each video games, averaging 23.5 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.5 SPG and 1.5 3PG within the back-to-back. With that stated, the Aces beginning 5 is universally rostered in fantasy leagues, and must be deployed as standard, even in a doubtlessly powerful matchup.
The Sun are additionally an ideal 2-0 for the reason that break, coming off snug street wins over the Fever and Dream. Their frontline has been as dominant as ever, with Jonquel Jones, Alyssa Thomas, DeWanna Bonner and Brionna Jones combining for 113 factors and 48 rebounds in these two video games. Natisha Hiedeman (obtainable in 87.4% of fantasy leagues) has been the primary scoring menace out of their backcourt for the reason that break, averaging 12.0 PPG, 2.5 APG, 2.5 3PG, 1.5 SPG and 1.5 RPG in 25.0 MPG in these two wins. — Andre Snellings
Best guess: Over 174.5 factors
The Aces have scored no less than 107 factors in three straight video games, and no less than 91 in 4 of their final 5. The Sun have scored 89 and 93 factors of their final two video games, and no less than 83 in three of their final 5. In their two matchups earlier this season, these two groups averaged a mixed 178.5 PPG, going over of their most up-to-date sport with 187 factors. — Snellings
Minnesota Lynx at Washington Mystics
3 p.m., Entertainment & Sports Arena, Washington
Line: Mystics (-3.5)
Money line: Lynx (+143), Mystics (-170)
Total: 160.5 factors
BPI Win%: Mystics (58.3%)
Ruled Out: Napheesa Collier (private)
Notable: The Lynx have been busy for the reason that All-Star break, sandwiching wins over the Mercury and the Fever round a troublesome loss to the Wings. The Lynx performed a back-to-back on Thursday and Friday, making as we speak’s sport their third in 4 days. Moriah Jefferson (obtainable in 46.4% of leagues) stays mired in a four-game funk, throughout which she’s averaged solely 4.0 PPG, 3.8 APG, 1.8 SPG, 1.3 RPG and 0.3 3PG in 24.8 MPG. Before this stretch, Jefferson hadn’t scored as few as 4 factors in every other sport this season that she’d performed for the Lynx. There is not any phrase on any well being points slowing her play, so if she’s wholesome, she definitely appears due for an enormous sport any time now.
The Mystics have cut up their two video games for the reason that All-Star break, however the largest factor to observe on Sunday is the supply of Elena Delle Donne. Delle Donne hasn’t performed in additional than three consecutive video games at any time this season, and he or she’s at present performed within the Mystics’ final three outings. One of these was earlier than the All-Star break, although, so maybe she’ll be cleared to go. If she does, she leads the best way with averages of 23.7 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 2.7 APG and a pair of.7 3PG throughout that three sport stretch. If Delle Donne sits, it may open up a possibility for rookie Shakira Austin (obtainable in 60.4% of leagues) to shine. Austin’s final double-digit scoring effort got here within the final sport Delle Donne sat, and Austin’s career-high of 13 rebounds got here in a special sport the place the previous MVP was out. — Snellings
Best guess: Lynx +4.5 factors
The Lynx have gained 4 of their final 5 video games, together with victories over the Aces and the Sky, the 2 groups with the very best data within the WNBA. The Mystics are available having misplaced three of their final 5 outings, and as talked about above their development has been for Delle Donne to not play in three consecutive video games. Even if she does play, 4.5 factors are so much for the Mystics to present contemplating the relative trajectories of each groups proper now. — Snellings
Atlanta Dream at Phoenix Mercury
6 p.m., Footprint Center, Phoenix
Line: Mercury (-6)
Money line: Dream (+210), Mercury (-260)
Total: 159.5 factors
BPI Win%: Mercury (67.7%)
Ruled Out: Diamond DeShields (hip), Nia Coffey (knee), Monique Billings (ankle), Rhyne Howard (shoulder)
Notable: On Sunday, the Mercury (11-15) host the Dream (10-14) in an try to consolidate their playoff positioning. With Thursday’s win, Phoenix has now gained 5 of their final eight video games towards the Mystics. Skylar Diggins-Smith has recorded 28 assists over her final three video games, her most in a three-game span. Diana Taurasi additionally had her fourth sport with 25 factors and 5 triples, probably the most by any participant this season. The Mercury rank sixth in offensive score (101.7) and ninth in defensive score (104.5).
The Sun defeated the Dream on Friday, with Atlanta dropping its third straight sport. They are actually 2-6 in its final eight. The Dream rank twelfth in offensive score (93.7), however are a lot stronger on the defensive finish of the ground. Atlanta ranks fourth in defensive score (97.5). Diggins-Smith, Sophie Cunningham, Brianna Turner, and Taurasi are the Mercury’s most dependable fantasy choices. In 61.7% of leagues, Cunningham continues to be obtainable. Reshanda Gray, who is on the market in 99.5% of leagues, is a well-liked streaming possibility.
Howard, who’s out, normally averages 28.5 fantasy factors per sport. The rookie will miss a second consecutive sport. Kristy Wallace, obtainable in 95.9% of leagues, and AD Durr, obtainable in 97.2% of leagues, may see elevated roles towards the Mercury. You can even belief Cheyenne Parker, who has averaged 23.6 fantasy factors per sport this season. — Eric Moody
Best guess: Mercury -6
I’d be shocked if the Mercury do not cowl towards a Dream crew with out Howard, regardless of their 1-4 report towards the unfold of their final 5 video games. In their final 5 video games towards the unfold, Atlanta is 2-3.
Indiana Fever at Seattle Storm
6 p.m., Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle
Line: Storm (-14)
Money line: Fever (+800), Storm (-1400)
Total: 158.5 factors
BPI Win%: Storm (85.8%)
Questionable: Lexie Hull (wrist)
Ruled Out: None
Notable: Breanna Stewart and Kelsey Mitchell, who’re averaging 20.6 and 19.0 factors respectively, will battle towards one another in a matchup between the Fever (5-21) and the Storm (16-8). This is the third assembly between the 2 groups this season. In the final matchup on July 5, the Storm gained 95-73. The Fever misplaced to the Lynx on Friday. Indiana has misplaced eight consecutive video games, the longest energetic dropping streak within the league. The Fever rank eleventh in offensive score (95.4) and twelfth in defensive score (107.6).
Last Tuesday, the Storm defeated the Wings, scoring 80-plus factors for the third consecutive sport — tying its longest streak of the season. This season, the Storm are 12-1 when scoring no less than 80 factors. Seattle ranks eighth in offensive score (100.1) and first in defensive score (94.4).
There are few gamers on the Fever you’ll be able to belief from a fantasy perspective exterior of Mitchell, who’s averaging 29.5 fantasy factors per sport, and NaLyssa Smith, who’s averaging 25.1 fantasy factors per sport. If you want a streamer, Victoria Vivians, who is on the market in 49% of leagues, is your best choice. In three of her final 4 video games, she has scored no less than 20 fantasy factors.
Whenever they play, Stewart, Jewell Loyd, Tina Charles, Ezi Magbegor, and Sue Bird must be in your fantasy lineup. Gabby Williams, who is on the market in 70.5% of leagues, stays the Storm’s prime streamer. She has averaged 18.4 fantasy factors per sport. — Moody
Best guess: Storm -14
The Fever are 4-8 of their street video games towards the unfold. One of the highest defenses within the league, the Storm has numerous offensive playmakers. Seattle ought to cowl. — Moody