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WNBA Betting Picks and Player Props to Target for Thursday 6/13/24

Scott Edwards Jr.
Scott Edwards Jr.@ScottEdwardsJr

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

Atlanta Dream at Indiana Fever

Caitlin Clark Over 17.5 Points (-114)

Three games make up tonight's WNBA slate, and we'll kick off looking at the matchup between the Atlanta Dream and Indiana Fever.

The Dream are 5-5 on the season while the Fever sit at 3-10. This is going to be yet another uphill battle for Indiana, but I'm picking Caitlin Clark to have a strong performance and score Over 17.5 Points (-114).

It's been a season full of difficulties for Clark -- but scoring has been the skillset that has carried over from college to the pros in quick order. The Fever guard is averaging 16.3 points per game. She has scored over the 17.5-point total that we're looking for tonight 6 times in her 13 games.

Atlanta is allowing 79.4 points per game to their opponents and is the first team to lose to the Washington Mystics this season while the league's bottom unit scored 87 points against them.

Clark is looking to rebound following her 10-point performance against the Connecticut Sun. I like her chances to come through tonight to keep the game close for the Fever.

Seattle Storm at Dallas Wings

Storm -6.0 (-114)

The Seattle Storm are in the conversation of the best team in the WNBA. And it's time they got that respect.

Tonight, the Storm will face the Dallas Wings in a game between a top-of-the-line squad and one still looking for answers this season. Seattle should be able to cover tonight at -6.0 (-114).

Scoring hasn't been a problem for either team. The Storm are fourth in the league, averaging 82.8 points per game. Dallas is a tick behind them, scoring 82.1 points per game through their first 10 games of the season. The biggest difference is the defensive end, where the Wings are really missing two of their core players: Natasha Howard and Satou Sabally.

Dallas is the second-worst team in the WNBA when it comes to stopping their opponents from scoring. They're allowing a huge 85.4 points per game, meaning that the Storm's big trio of Nneka Ogwumike, Jewell Loyd, and Skylar Diggins-Smith should have no problem scoring tonight.

Defensively, the Storm have locked up their opponents -- holding the opposition to just 77.6 points against.

Seattle has won seven of their last eight games with six of those wins being by more than six points -- setting them up to do it all over again tonight against the Wings.

Las Vegas Aces at Phoenix Mercury

Mercury +6.0 (-114)

A'ja Wilson Over 27.5 Points (-104)

Things are not going well for the Las Vegas Aces right now, and I expect that to continue tonight against the Phoenix Mercury.

The Aces have dropped three straight games, including a loss to a Los Angeles Sparks team that has been toward the bottom of the league since the start of the season. It's not going well for them, and they're now one loss away from their total losses in 2023 -- that's how different this season has been for them.

With no Chelsea Gray still, the trio of A'ja Wilson, Kelsey Plum, and Jackie Young have had to do all of the heavy lifting. With how things are going in this current stretch, I don't see how they take care of business against the Mercury -- it should at the very least be close. I'm taking the Mercury +6.0 (-114).

Phoenix doesn't have the points that the Aces have, only averaging 80.3 points per game compared to the Aces' 85.7. Both give up a lot of points, however, with the Mercury allowing 84.2 per game and the Aces letting up 83.9 points per game. Now, those averages were without Brittney Griner for the most part.

With Griner back in the lineup, the Mercury are 2-0 with their star center getting back into the swing of things. It's her return that should help them take the game tonight -- or at the very least keep it close against the lacking Aces.

Looking at props in this game, the struggles of Las Vegas are real, but slowing down Wilson has been impossible for every team -- even during the losing streak. I think she's in a good spot to score Over 27.5 Points (-104) once again.

As noted, the Mercury do allow a lot of points to their opponents and the Aces score a lot -- mostly due to Wilson's efforts. The two-time MVP is averaging 28.3 points per game this season, shooting 50.7% from the field and 42.9% from three-point range.

She has scored over 27.5 points in seven straight games, doing it eight times overall in 10 games this season. Wilson has been the best player every night she's on the court -- win or lose. It's why I have no problem with her as the prop bet tonight, despite siding with the Mercury to keep this close. The Aces run through Wilson and -- win or lose -- she will need to do everything for them to potentially get the win.


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