Well the WNBA Playoffs are upon us. It was a solid regular season with the picks despite a lack of quantity. The WNBA betting system went 14-7 for an impressive 66.7% win ratio – the same win ratio we had in 2016.
I do wish we could have more picks but it is what it is – we’ve got winners and that’s all that matters.
I haven’t had much luck with the betting system when it comes to the playoffs in the past. So it will mostly be my personal opinion while using the betting system as a base.
Two Game 1s tonight. The Mystics host the Wings and the Mercury host the Storm. In terms of futures, the Mystics are +1200 and the Wings +5000 to win the Championship while the Mercury are +1600 and the Storm +3300.
The Wings go into their game as +5.5 point underdogs while the Storm are getting 4.5 points.
Looking at the Mystics vs Wings game – I’d say the Mystics are the better team by far. However they’re in the playoffs more due to their overall season form as opposed to their form in the latter quarter of the season.
The Wings were poor on the road but went 2-0 in games against Washington this season.
I personally think I’ll go with Wings +5.5. The big thing for me was that the return of Delle Donne didn’t change things for the Mystics like it should have. I think the Wings can at least keep this one close and having beaten Washington both times this season, they’ve got to be confident. When you have that type of confidence it can keep you in a game – knowing you can beat them.
A fun stat in the Mercury vs Storm game is in their 3 previous meetings, where the Mercury won twice, the road team won every time.
I feel Mercury are the better team but I’m not fully convinced. Britney Griner is going to be in beast mode here so its tricky. I do think the Mercury will win but I’m not sure they’ll cover. I’m staying away from this one.
Sorry for no tips over the last week. Was out at my cottage with very limited internet access.
The system likes Sun +1 today.
It’s a bit tricky as with both teams in the playoffs, motivation isn’t as big a factor. Yeah people talk about momentum and so on but I think you can always see a drop off for teams in regards to how much they push.
The Sun too are tired. Three games coming up over the next few days all on the road you have to wonder how tired they are and if they’re going to drop against the Sun.
I’ll recommend the system tip here as it might be a reactionary line to the Sky performance and if they don’t win we won’t bet them for the rest of the regular season.
The system likes Sky +7, Fever +15.5, Mystics +3.5 tonight.
Should be a good game with the Sky vs Sparks. The Sky are going into this one on the back of 3 wins and they beat the Sparks last time out. Sky are currently 4th in the East and will be looking for a win to get closer to .500. Sparks are closing in on that top spot in the West but their road record is quite weak.
The Lynx will be looking for a bit win over the Fever but the loss of Whalen has saw them struggle. And injuries seem to be hitting them. They should still win but hopefully with this battered team the Fever will be able to keep it close.
Finally the Mystics had that brutal loss to the Sparks and are short-handed. This is a big one and Griner is back for the Mercury which is a bit scary however that’s what the system likes!
Good luck out there tonight people.
We went 2-0 last night which brings the WNBA Betting System to 12-5 for the season.
It’s been a good year for the system in terms of quality of picks but unfortunately not so in quantity.
I think that’s just something I have to get used to over the next few seasons – the books are simply too sharp with the lines compared to 2007 and 2008.
There are no picks today unfortunately.
The system was extremely close to tipping the Mercury +3.5 however it just didn’t meet my tight recommendation threshold.
But if you’re looking for action in the early WNBA game, there’s that.
Nice easy win yesterday. We had the Sky +1 and we didn’t even need the point as they won. Two bets today.
The system likes the same play today – Sky +1 vs the Dream. Sky lost their last two at home so hopefully they can get back to business with a win. Dream are on a bad run at the moment. The line is set this awy due to Cheyenne Parker but the Sky showed what they’re made of yesterday so hopefully they keep it up.
System also likes the Stars +5.5. So two plays today.
Well it wasn’t to be last night. It was looking good until that 4th quarter where Atlanta picked up a whopping TWO points. What a joke that was.
I mean my god they were WINNING by 6 points going into the 4th quarter. I just….I’m at a loss for that one.
Talk about a bad beat.
Tonight we’ve got:
The system likes Dream +13.5 today.
Real quick one today – Sky +12.
Game starts at 3:30pm EST. Lines are always so late going up it’s annoying.
System was a winner last time let’s hope for another one.
Well the system is going through a bit of a rough patch at the moment with 0-3 in its last 3 picks. Guess it’s just balancing out after the hot start.
It has one pick today which is the Chicago Sky +7 vs the Seattle Storm.
The Storm go into this after a big win over the Dream to get into a playoff spot. However they’ve been incredible inconsistent all season. I mean hell if they won today this would be their first set of back to back wins since May. Not great there.
The Sky seem to be doing all the right things lately. It was a disappointing loss to the Wings in overtime but their last 4 games have been very impressive. It’s taken awhile and we’re just going to have to bank on them being improved and that the OT loss doesn’t hurt them.
This will be the first matchup between the teams this season.
System thinks the line is off and this should be more of a pickem. Hope it’s right!