WNBA Predictions & Odds for Thursday May 25 (Aces Dominate Sparks to Stay Undefeated)

WNBA Predictions & Odds  for Thursday May 25 (Aces Dominate Sparks to Stay Undefeated)


The WNBA season continues with an intriguing two-game slate on Thursday night. One of the games features a battle of undefeated teams, while the other features a showdown of winless teams. Nevertheless, both matchups present enticing betting opportunities.

Here's a look at the slate with odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Las Vegas Aces vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds & Predictions

Odds & Game Info

Start time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Cryptom.com Arena — Los Angeles, CA
Broadcast: CBSSN
Moneyline: LV: (-1250) | LA: (+710)
Spread: LV: -13.5 (-110) | LA: +13.5 (-110)
Over/Under: 171.5 — Over (-110) | Under (-110)


The Aces started their WNBA Championship defense with a 105-64 statement victory over the Seattle Storm on Saturday as both Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young dropped 23 points. Meanwhile, the Sparks took care of business with a 94-71 victory over the Phoenix Mercury to kick off the campaign.

Las Vegas picked up right where it left off last year when it notably finished as the top-scoring team in the WNBA (90.4 points per game). Los Angeles finished 11th in points allowed per game (86.6) and got the benefit of facing a team with some new faces in Phoenix. That's not the case on Thursday.

The Aces are a well-oiled machine and are considered the favorite to repeat as champs for a reason. They have won a whopping 11 straight games against the Sparks and six of those 11 victories have come by a margin of at least 14 points. I expect a similar result in LA as the Aces stay dominant.

Score Prediction: Aces 92 - Sparks 75
Best Bet:
 Las Vegas Aces -13.5 (-110)

Minnesota Lynx vs Phoenix Mercury Odds & Predictions

Odds & Game Info

Start time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Footprint Center — Phoenix, AZ
Broadcast: Prime Video
Moneyline: MIN: (+128) | PHO: (-158)
Spread: MIN: +3.5 (-118) | PHO: -3.5 (-104)
Over/Under: 160.5 — Over (-110) | Under (-110)


Neither one of these teams has gotten off to a great start. The Lynx couldn't keep up in a pair of home losses to the Chicago Sky & Atlanta Dream, while the Mercury failed to rise to the level of their foe in losses to the Los Angeles Sparks and Sky. Thursday's matchup serves as a chance to bounce back.

Depth is the difference between these two teams as the Lynx are struggling to find scoring outside of Napheesa Collier (18.5 points per game). The Mercury have not had that same issue as Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi and Sug Sutton are each averaging at least 11.5 points per game on the year.

Griner has been especially fantastic for Phoenix in her return to the WNBA as she is putting up 22.5 points to go along with 8.0 rebounds across two contests. The Lynx have allowed an opponent shooting percentage of 42.6% (No. 11 in WNBA), so Griner should be able to feast down low again.

Score Prediction: Mercury 82 - Lynx 76
Best Bet: Brittney Griner Over 20.5 Points (-112)

WNBA Schedule & Predictions Today



Score Prediction

Best Bet

Aces @ Sparks

10 p.m. ET

LV 92 - LA 75

Aces -13.5 (-110)

Lynx @ Mercury

10 p.m. ET

PHO 82 - MIN 76

Griner Over 20.5 Points (-112)

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