WNBA Betting Picks and Player Props to Target for Saturday 5/25/24

Aidan Cotter
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The WNBA is back, and fans and bettors alike can get into the action on FanDuel Sportsbook.

The W's 40-game season offers a wide variety of betting options, including point spreads, moneylines, and totals. While there's a lot to sift through, advanced stats from the WNBA can help us find an edge in the betting market.

Let's dive into the WNBA odds on FanDuel Sportsbook and find today's best bets.

Please note lines are subject to change throughout the day after this article is published.

WNBA Best Bets

New York Liberty at Minnesota Lynx

Breanna Stewart To Record A Double-Double (+115)

Between the regular season and playoffs, Breanna Stewart recorded a double-double in 25 of 50 games last season.

She put up 20 double-doubles in the regular season alone and already has three in five games this season.

So, while I don't always love this market, I'm certainly into the +115 odds for Stewie to record a double-double on Saturday.

But the matchup is what really locks this in for me. The New York Liberty are up against the Minnesota Lynx, a team that's off to a hot start but one that has struggled to limit interior production.

Entering Friday, the Lynx had given up the most points in the paint and third-most rebounds per game. They let the Storm's Nneka Ogwumike torched them for 44 points and 20 rebounds across two meetings last week before surrendering 46 total points in the paint against the Sun on Thursday night.

Stewie torched Minnesota and Napheesa Collier for 38 points and 11 rebounds last season. And while the newly added Alanna Smith does match up better thanks to her 6'4" frame, Stewart had her way with Smith last season, too. Across three meetings with Smith, Stewart racked up three double-doubles, averaging 20.0 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.

Look for Stewart to be locked in after the Liberty lost as 16-point favorites their last time out. In a soft matchup, she should be able to dominate the paint and rack up yet another double-double. I like these +115 odds at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Connecticut Sun at Chicago Sky

Under 157.5 (-110)

Saturday's Connecticut Sun-Chicago Sky matchup has the lowest over/under on the five-game slate.

It's still not low enough.

The Sun and Sky rank third and fourth, respectively, in defensive rating. They're second and third, respectively, in scoring defense, too.

Connecticut leads the league in offensive rating, but they've played at the slowest pace in the league thus far. Despite their 4-0 record, the Sun have exceeded 90 points just one time.

The Sky are third in pace, but they played the lightning-quick Dallas Wings twice. Granted, they just put 90 points on the Liberty's second-rated defense, but the Sun are much better on the perimeter than the Liberty are. Sky leading scorer Marina Mabrey averaged just 11.5 points on 38.5% shooting against the Sun last season, so she'll be hard-pressed to match the 21 points and 8-of-13 shooting she posted against New York.

There's a chance Chicago is without Diamond DeShields again, too.

But the Sky have still looked good on the defensive end, and Michaela Onyenwere taking DeShields' minutes certainly won't hurt the defense.

Expect a physical, interior game in the Windy City. Points should be at a premium given the Sun's snail-like pace, so as long as the Sky can hold up on defense, I'll be happy to grab under 157.5 at -110 odds.

Indiana Fever at Las Vegas Aces

Jackie Young Over 31.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists (-122)

Las Vegas Aces guard Jackie Young has done it all for the defending champs this season.

Through three games, Young is averaging 22.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 8.3 assists per night. She's finished with 37, 39, and 39 combined points, rebounds, and assists (PRA) through three contests -- all while registering the highest usage rate (23.4%) of her career.

Young has been perhaps the biggest beneficiary of Chelsea Gray's continued absence. With Gray sidelined the first three games, Young already has as many games with 36+ minutes as she did all of last season. Assuming Gray is still out for Saturday's bout with the Indiana Fever, Young is in a great spot to continue her all-around production.

Jackie has a few lines worth considering, but I've homed in on over 31.5 PRA at -122 odds.

For one, the Fever will be playing in the second leg of a back-to-back after facing the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night. When Indiana takes the court on Saturday, they'll have already played a league-high six games this season.

There hasn't been much time for the Fever to make adjustments, something they desperately need to do. Ahead of Friday's game, Indiana has surrendered the most points (91.6) in the W. They've allowed the second-most points in the paint (40.0) and fourth-most points off turnovers (19.8), both areas Young has put up career-best marks through three games.

Young has also posted career-best assist (40.3%) and defensive rebound (23.2%) rates, making her presence felt all over the floor in what's looking like a career campaign.

So, while 31.5 PRA is a lot, it's still too low relative to what Young has been doing this season. Even at -122 odds, this is an over I'm happy to take in a plus matchup.

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