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WNBA Betting Picks and Player Props to Target for Sunday 5/26/24

Austin Swaim
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WNBA Betting Picks and Player Props to Target for Sunday 5/26/24

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

Minnesota Lynx at Atlanta Dream

Dream -3 (-110)
Rhyne Howard Over 18.5 Points (-114)

We'll fade both teams in a back-to-back situation on Sunday, starting with the Minnesota Lynx.

Wins don't come much larger than Minnesota's on Saturday, dispatching the New York Liberty's +13.5 net rating (prior to that one) at home. The Lynx's +10.2 net rating is now best in the WNBA so far, but the Atlanta Dream have surprised to a +5.3 net rating themselves. Atlanta's only loss was a three-point loss in Phoenix.

With a rest advantage, DRatings has the Dream projected for a 5.8-point margin of victory. I think they're the sharp side of this contest as the public buys into what they saw yesterday.

In the process of a win, do-it-all superstar Rhyne Howard will likely have a hand in that. With Jordin Canada still likely limited or out of the lineup, the former top pick has posted 21.3 points per 36 minutes this season with a top-25 usage rate (24.3%). The Lynx's fifth-best pace (99.6) isn't a bad matchup for counting stats, either.

Rotowire has Howard projected for 20.9 points on Sunday.

Dallas Wings at Los Angeles Sparks

Sparks ML (-110)
Lexie Brown Over 12.5 Points (+102)

The other team scheduled for Sunday that played on Saturday is the Dallas Wings, who beat the Phoenix to the Mercury, 107-92.

Dallas is still one of the league's most shorthanded clubs with all of Jaelyn Brown, Satou Sabally, and Natasha Howard all out at the moment. In addition the rest edge, this is probably one of the best spots the rebuilding Los Angeles Sparks will get to snag a win all season.

The Wings are feeling the effects of their injuries, per a +2.9 net rating coming off a blowout. It was +3.5 a year ago. In comparison, Los Angeles' -6.1 net rating isn't horrible in comparison, and they probably would have defeated the Indiana Fever on Friday with any sort of shotmaking in the fourth quarter. They had a dismal 46.4 eFG% in the final period.

One of the shotmakers that let them down was Lexie Brown, but Brown's on-court role is pretty absurd for such a low prop. Brown's 35.9 minutes per game are ninth-most in the W, and she's topped this prop in two of four efforts. It's really come down to efficiency, topping 10 field-goal attempts in every game but shooting 35.4% from the field this season

Brown shot 48.6% from the floor last season, so I'm expecting better soon -- and so is Rotowire. They're projecting 17.1 points for the former ninth overall pick on Sunday.


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