Aari McDonald of the Dream.
Aari McDonald of the Dream.@AtlantaDream on Twitter

O'Sullivan's Tuesday WNBA Picks: Liberty vs Sun, Dream vs Aces, Fever vs Sparks – ATL deserves some respect

New York Liberty at Connecticut Sun, 11:30 am Eastern, Atlanta Dream at Las Vegas Aces, 10 pm, Indiana Fever at Los Angeles Sparks, 10:30 pm.

Check out out offers at the bottom of the page for OddsJam, Caesars, PointsBet and FuboTV.

Follow my picks on Twitter: @OSullyPicks

Seattle O’Sullivan 2022 WNBA Season so far: 93-69-1, +$149.10

(Sunday: 4-2, +$18.97)

(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.)

New York Liberty at Connecticut Sun, 11:30 am Eastern

The Pick: Connecticut -6.5 (-113), bet $5 to win $4.45

I still don’t trust Connecticut enough to put down a strong play here, but I do think they’ll be ready to take on New York, who beat them way back on Opening Night. I think the Sun remember that, and the fact that the Liberty have beaten the Sun twice this season. The Sun’s defense isn’t as tight as it was last year, but it’s still third-best in the WNBA while the Liberty’s offense ranks 10th in the league. Connecticut should be able to shut down New York at home.

Atlanta Dream at Las Vegas Aces, 10 pm Eastern

The Pick: Atlanta +12.5 (-108), bet $7.50 to win $6.94

This line almost irks me. Yes, Las Vegas is the better team. But Atlanta is just not that bad. Didn’t they just beat up on Phoenix two days ago (and didn’t someone who writes this column predict just that?) True, the Mercury are not the Aces (and congratulations on an obvious point) but the notion that the Dream are still the league’s doormats are keeping some of these lines just way too high. Atlanta’s defense, in fact, is ranked better than Las Vegas’s. I’m not picking the Dream to win, just to be better than everyone thinks as they hang with an Aces team that is still struggling to regain early-season form.

Indiana Fever at Los Angeles Sparks, 10:30 pm Eastern

The Pick: Indiana +8.5 (-104), bet $7.50 to win $7.21

Speaking of teams that are not other teams…the Los Angeles Sparks are not the Seattle Storm. So while maybe it makes sense for Seattle to be favored over Indiana by so many points, 8.5 is too large a spread for the Sparks to be favored over, well, over anyone. Los Angeles has dropped three in a row and the only team with a worse defense is, well, Indiana. The Sparks are not that good. I know I write that a lot but, well, I have to pick a lot of their games. What, am I supposed to make stuff up?

NEW! Bettors Insider recommends OddsJam!

OddsJam is an odds comparison company that offers tools to help sports bettors become more profitable. OddsJam is the best tool for line shopping to get the best odds to become a more profitable sports bettor. We love their Arbitrage Alerts, which give you a real chance to make money using math and not your gut. Bet like a hedge fund manager! Sign up for OddsJam here!

PointsBet is NOW LIVE in Pennsylvania!

2 RISK-Free Bets up to $2,000!

1st bet matched up to $1,500, 2nd bet matched up to $500.

Sign up here!

Sign Up With Caesars! NOW LIVE in Illinois!

Bettors Insider is in the process of getting licensed in more states, but if you're in New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, Illinois or Iowa, and you're not signed up with Caesars Sportsbook, what are you waiting for? The commercials with JB Smoove, Halle Berry and the Mannings alone are worth a sign-up. And there are all kinds of perks. You can sign-up here.

Cut the Cord, Save money with Fubo TV

Fubo TV has lots of channels, tons of sports, a great price and a free trial. What could be better? Sign up for a FREE TRIAL of Fubo TV here. No hidden fees, Cancel anytime.Loyola

Related Stories

No stories found.
Bettors Insider