O'Sullivan's Sunday WNBA Picks: Storm vs Liberty, Sun vs Mystics, Sky vs Fever, Sparks vs Wings, Lynx vs Aces
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Seattle O’Sullivan 2022 WNBA Season so far: 56-38, +$120.27
(Yesterday: 2-1, +$5.66)
(Standing Caveat: The universe is chaotic. Life is unpredictable. Things happen. Like injuries. And COVID protocols. In following Seattle O’Sullivan’s betting advice, be advised that you should always monitor your bets during the day to make certain unforeseen things have not occurred which might change your wagering opinion. Thank you.)
Seattle Storm at New York Liberty, 12 pm Eastern
The Pick: Seattle -1.5 (-106), bet $10.61 to win $10
Despite their injury issues and identity struggles earlier on this season, Seattle has amassed a solid 9-6 record and have managed to win four games in a row. They’re doing it with defense; their defensive rating of 96.3 is third in the WNBA. New York has righted the ship somewhat after a 1-7 start, wrestling their record to 6-9. The Liberty are not in the Storm’s class, however. They’ve beaten New York twice already; once in overtime and once by 31. This game will be somewhere in between.
Connecticut Sun at Washington Mystics, 2 pm Eastern
The Pick: Washington +2.5 (-106), bet $10.61 to win $10
After starting off 7-3, Washington has come back to Earth a bit, going 3-3 in their last six games. A lot of that has to do with Elena Delle Donne’s rest schedule, however. The Mystics lost to the Sun by eight back in Connecticut back on May 28. A lot of that had to do with Elena Delle Donne’s rest schedule, however; she did not play in that game. Well, she’ll be playing today against Connecticut, and the Mystics are at home, and I think that’s enough for Washington to put forth a better performance.
Chicago Sky at Indiana Fever, 3 pm Eastern
The Pick: Indiana +10.5 (-118), bet $8.85 to win $7.50
It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to get double-digits points for the Fever when they’re at home, so I’m jumping on this today. Clearly, Chicago is the better team. If you’ve been watching this season (and last, to be honest), however, clearly, Chicago knows they’re better and that often translates to a lackluster performance. The Fever are going through growing pains as their new coach instills defensive intensity in the rookies (well, and the veterans). But getting more than ten points at home? I feel fine with that.
Los Angeles Sparks at Dallas Wings, 4 pm Eastern
The Pick: Dallas -184, bet $10 to win $5.43; Dallas -3.5 (-120), bet $3 to win $2.50
Dallas is much better than Los Angeles and I will not be taking questions at this time on that. So, the reason this spread is only 3.5 is because the Wings, while being better than a lot of teams, aren’t necessarily smarter than a lot of teams. Late-game nonsense, stupid technicals, and losing focus for stretches make a lot of games closer than they should be, and in fact have cost the Wings games this season. But the Sparks, frankly, are not good, they have the worst defense in the league, and Dallas is at home. I’m trusting the Wings to have their act together.
Minnesota Lynx at Las Vegas Aces, 6 pm Eastern
The Pick: Minnesota +14.5 (-110), bet $5.51 to win $5
This is just too many points. Las Vegas is much better, and they’re playing at home, but I’m not sure I’d take any WNBA team laying this many points. The Lynx played Seattle to a two-point loss on Tuesday, and they rebound the ball better than the Aces. I don’t see Minnesota winning, but I see Las Vegas cruising more than dominating.
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