It was a 0-1 night last night with my opinion picks as the Liberty had a piss poor performance at home to the Lynx.
It’s funny as when it’s the betting system that has that picks, if they lose I don’t really care. I mean it happens. However as this was a personal opinion pick – man it ticked me right off.
Really thought the Liberty were going to have a good second half too but they just got crushed. Very frustrating because if you had read the write-up yesterday you know I was backing them based on their mentality and yeah – they had no fight at all for the second half. They just looked like they were ready to call it a night.
In saying that it was a great performance from Minnesota though. They looked damn solid and when they are on fire like that it’s tough to match up with them.
They came out strong the second half and blew Liberty away and there was nothing they could do.
Onto tonight with 3 games. The Stars host the Mercury and then the Sky host the Dream and finally the Sparks host the Mystics.
Betting system doesn’t have enough data yet.
Let me run through the games and see if I have any picks:
Mercury @ Stars:
Both teams have played twice. The Stars lost on the road to the Liberty and Mystics however are now at home. This will be the first road game for the Mercury who lost to the Wings but had a good comeback victory over the Fever in dominant fashion.
Unfortunately the Stars are without Kelsey Plum still. That’s why the tips are delayed today I was waiting on that to see. Neither Plum or Jefferson will be able to play tonight.
Those are big losses and it seems the sportsbooks expected that with the Phoenix Mercury at 9.5 points.
I’m a bit iffy on the Mercury tonight. I believe without Plum especially the Stars will lose – but with it being their first home game of the season they should have a better effort. Mercury as well first road game so it’s just too high a line for me.
Dream @ Sky:
Both teams have played just once so far this season. The Dream got a tight road victory over the Sun 81-74 while the Lynx thumped the Sky 70-61. Sky were on the road there and are at home now.
Sky are +1.5 underdogs going into this one.
This is a tricky one. The Sky roster sees a return of a fair amount of players such as Cheyenne Parker , Tamara Young and Cappie Pondexter.
I’m a BIT worried about the roster shakeups etc for the Sky but I think they’ve got so many options here that they can take this game.
I’m going to back Sky +1.5 however I do warn you that the roster upheaval and changes etc may take their effect here. This early in the season it’s possible I’m taking unnecessary risks for betting.
Mystics @ Sparks:
I’m loving this Mystics team but it’s only the one game we’ve seen them in.
I’ll hold off and stick with just the Sky tonight. Already feel like I’m risking that one.