WNBA Predictions & Odds Today for Tuesday May 22 (Mystics Get Revenge in Nation's Capital)
The WNBA season rolls on with an intriguing two-game slate on Tuesday. One of the games has a clear favorite while the other could go either way. Nevertheless, both matchups present interesting betting opportunities. Here's a look at the slate.
Connecticut Sun vs Washington Mystics Odds & Predictions
Odds & Game Info
Start time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Entertainment & Sports Arena — Washington, DC
Moneyline: CON: (+198) | WAS: (-250)
Spread: CON: +5.5 (-104) | WAS: -5.5 (-118)
Over/Under: 158.5 — Over (-110) | Under (-110)
This is the second meeting between these teams in as many games, coming just two days after the Sun picked up an 80-74 win in Connecticut. Alyssa Thomas (14 points, 16 rebounds) and Brionna Jones (15 points, 10 rebounds) each tallied double-doubles as the Sun held the Mystics to unimpressive .391/.143/.773 shooting splits.
Washington underestimated Connecticut on Sunday and I don't see that happening again. The Mystics are the better team on paper and have the third-best odds (+1000) to win the WNBA Championship on FanDuel Sportsbook. They also went 12-6 straight up at Entertainment & Sports Arena last season, so a return to form is expected.
Back the Mystics to cover the spread with a statement performance.
Score prediction: Mystics 83 - Sun 76
Best bet: Mystics -5.5 (-118)
Atlanta Dream vs Minnesota Lynx Odds & Predictions
Odds & Game Info
Start time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Target Center — Minneapolis, Minnesota
Moneyline: ATL: (+106) | MIN: (-130)
Spread: ATL: +2.5 (-115) | MIN: -2.5 (-105)
Over/Under: 161.5 — Over (-110) | Under (-110)
Both of these teams opened the 2023 season with losses. A strong second-half performance couldn't help the Dream avoid an 85-78 loss to the Dallas Wings. Meanwhile, the Lynx began the year with a disappointing 77-66 loss to the Chicago Sky at home.
Although the Lynx are favored, I like the Dream pulling off the upset here. Minnesota looked awful in its home opener, shooting just 33.3% from the floor while turning the ball over 21 times to Chicago's 12. Furthermore, 27.3% of the Lynx's points in that loss came from the free throw line, which isn't a reliable game plan to win on most nights.
The Dream are the better team here and should take advantage of a demoralized Lynx squad.
Score prediction: Dream 77 - Lynx 73
Best bet: Dream moneyline (+106)
WNBA Schedule & Predictions Today
Sun @ Mystics
7 p.m. ET
WAS 83 - CON 76
Mystics - 5.5 (-118)
Dream @ Lynx
8 p.m. ET
ATL 77 - MIN 73
Dream money line (+106)
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