WNBA Fantasy and Betting Tips for Friday

Every day of the WNBA season, our team of fantasy and betting experts break down every game on the board, noting everything from injuries and lineup changes to recent trends and more.

All odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook. Times are ET.

Here’s what to pay attention to during today’s table:


Los Angles Sparks at Atlanta Dream
7:30 pm, Gateway Center, College Park, GA


Line: Dream (-5.5)
Money: Dream (-225), Sparks (+185)
Total: 158 points
BPI Win%: Sleep (62%)

interrogative: Chiney Ogwumike (face)

Off: Kristi Toliver (calf), Nia Coffey (knee), Tiffany Hayes (ankle), Monique Billings (ankle)

Fantasy to know: Despite Liz Cambage being the Sparks’ most touted addition of the offseason, Nneka Ogwumike has been the team’s most consistent fantasy option. She has scored 30 or more fantasy points in five of her last eight games. Ogwumike, Brittney Sykes, Jordin Canada and Katie Lou Samuelson (available in 65% of leagues) should start in fantasy leagues. Los Angeles is ranked 10th in offensive rating (97.7) and 11th in defensive rating (105.1) as it tries to snap a five-game losing streak.

Rhyne Howard certainly exceeded the expectations of fantasy managers during her rookie season. The ability to contribute in multiple statistical areas has allowed Howard to average 30.3 fantasy points per game for a Dream team that is stout on defense but ranks 11th in offensive rating. Howard and Cheyenne Parker are Atlanta players that belong in your lineup. With Tiffany Hayes out with an ankle injury, Aari McDonald (available in 64% of leagues) and Kristy Wallace (available in 96.6% of leagues) are very good streaming options.

Best bet: sleep (-5.5)

In this match, Dream are the overall better team. Atlanta is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games. Sleep should cover it.


Washington Mystics at Chicago Sky
8:00 PM, Wintrust Arena, Chicago, IL


Line: Sky (-6)
Money: Heaven (-250), Mystics (+205)
Total: 160 points
BPI Win%: sky (65.8%)

Off: Elena Delle Donne

Fantasy to know: After wins over the Storm and Aces, the Mystics have won nine of their last 12 games. All season long, Elena Delle Donne has been their best option averaging 30.2 fantasy points per game. For Friday’s game against Sky, she will be rested. Myisha Hines-Allen will most likely replace her in the starting lineup. Hines-Allen, Ariel Atkins, Natasha Cloud, Shakira Austin and Alysha Clark (available in 52.6% of leagues) belong in fantasy lineups. The Mystics will need to bring their “A” game against the Sky, who just lost by six points to the Wings on Tuesday, one of their eight losses this season.

Candace Parker has been a top fantasy option for Sky this season. Parker missed the previous two games due to illness, but will likely get the usual work against the Mystics. Sky is third in offensive rating (104.9) and fifth in defensive rating (98.3). Parker, Emma Meesseman, Courtney Vandersloot, Kahleah Copper, Allie Quigley, and Azura Stevens (available in 38.6% of leagues) should be in your lineups.

Best bet: Over 160

In the league, Sky and Mystics are the two best teams. Both are trying to gain an edge in the playoffs. Matches like this are always competitive. In 10 of Sky’s last 16 home games, the total has been crossed.

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