WNBA Predictions & Odds for Friday May 26 (Offense Reigns Supreme Between Wings and Storm)

WNBA odds, predictions & picks today for Friday, May 26, including Mystics vs Sky and Wings vs Storm.
WNBA odds, predictions & picks today for Friday, May 26, including Mystics vs Sky and Wings vs Storm. / AP Photos/John Locher
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The WNBA season continues with an intriguing two-game slate on Friday night as both matchups present enticing betting opportunities.

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

Washington Mystics vs Chicago Sky Odds & Predictions

Odds & Game Info

Start time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Wintrust Arena — Chicago, IL
Broadcast: ION
Moneyline: WSH: (-205) | CHI: (+164)
Spread: WSH: -4.5 (-118) | CHI: +4.5 (-104)
Over/Under: 158.5 — Over (-110) | Under (-110)

Prediction

Washington opened the 2023 WNBA season with a home victory over the New York Liberty back on May 19 but has since lost two straight games. Meanwhile, Chicago has taken care of business so far with impressive road wins over the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury.

Momentum is always a good thing and the Sky have momentum on their side heading into their home opener. Defense has been the key to their success as they lead the league in opponent points per game (67.5) and rank second in opponent field goal percentage (37.0%). That is simply dominant.

Keep in mind that Chicago posted a 3-1 record against Washington last season, so I feel comfortable backing a home team upset. The Under is going to be the best bet given that the total has hit the Under in eight of the Sky's last nine games overall as well as in two of the Mystics' three games this season.

Score Prediction: Sky 78 - Mystics 75
Best Bet: Under 158.5 Total Points (-110)

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Dallas Wings vs Seattle Storm Odds & Predictions

Odds & Game Info

Start time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Climate Pledge Arena — Seattle, WA
Broadcast: ION
Moneyline: DAL: (-250) | SEA: (+198)
Spread: DAL: +5.5 (-112) | SEA: -5.5 (-108)
Over/Under: 162.5 — Over (-112) | Under (-108)

Prediction

Two teams that have gotten off to opposite starts meet head-to-head on Friday night. The Wings earned an exciting 85-78 win over the Atlanta Dream to begin the season on Saturday, while the Storm were on the wrong end of a blowout as they fell short in a 105-64 loss to the Las Vegas Aces.

It's worth pointing out that the Wings are 8-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 away games as well as 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against the Storm. Seattle is also just 1-5 ATS in its last six games inside Climate Pledge Arena. Those are hard trends to go against in this close matchup.

I'll back Dallas to secure a road victory, but I'll opt to take the Over on my best bet. The total has hit the Over in five of the Wings' last seven games as well as in 10 of the Storms' last 12 games overall. Root for points between two teams that both averaged at least 82.5 points per game in the 2022 season.

Score Prediction: Wings 89 - Storm 81
Best Bet: Over 162.5 Total Points (-112)

WNBA Schedule & Predictions Today

Matchup

Time

Score Prediction

Best Bet

Mystics @ Sky

8 p.m. ET

CHI 78 - WSH 75

Under 158.5 Points (-110)

Wings @ Storm

10 p.m. ET

DAL 89 - SEA 81

Over 162.5 Points (-112)

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