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.