While the return of NBA basketball and the current playoffs are firmly in the national spotlight as far as roundball is concerned, the 2020 WNBA season is heating up in a big way as it approaches the midway mark of its revised 22-game schedule. With that thought in mind, it’s time to take a look at the top games on the WNBA schedule this coming week before you can wager on their WNBA odds.
Analysis for the Top Games of the Week – WNBA Betting
Tuesday, August 18
Las Vegas at Chicago at 9:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN2
The Aces (8-2) are off to a blistering start and come into this matchup riding the wave of a seven-game winning streak that includes a convincing 88-73 win over the defending champion Mystics on Saturday. Chicago is also off to a positive 7-4 start and the Sky will be looking to record consecutive victories after dominating Atlanta en route to a commanding 92-67 win on Sunday. Vegas is ranked second in scoring differential (+8.6 ppg) while Chicago sits at +3.8 points per contest.
Wednesday, August 19
Atlanta at Washington at 7:00 PM ET
- TV: CBSSN
Atlanta (2-9) has been abysmal all season long and comes into this matchup riding an ugly eight-game winning streak that includes a humbling 92-67 loss against Chicago on Sunday. Washington might be the league’s defending champions, but the Mystics are off to a horrible 3-7 start as they look to shake off a discouraging seven-game losing streak that includes a humbling 88-73 loss against Chicago on Saturday. The Dream are ranked next to last in scoring differential (-12.5 ppg) while Washington sits at -2.7 points per contest.
Thursday, August 20
Chicago at New York at 7:00 PM ET
- TV: CBSSN
Chicago has gotten off to a solid 7-4 start and took out lowly Atlanta by 25 points on Sunday. After facing Vegas on Tuesday night, the Sky will look to dispatch the one-win (1-9) New York Liberty and from the looks of it, they won’t have much trouble. New York has lost four straight including a 94-64 rout at the hands of Minnesota on Saturday. New York owns the worst scoring differential mark in the league by giving up a stunning 13.6 points per game more than they average.
Friday, August 21
Minnesota at Phoenix at 10:00 PM ET
Speaking of the Lynx (7-3), Minnesota comes into this matchup fresh off the aforementioned 94-64 blowout of New York on Sunday. Conversely, Phoenix (6-5) has lost two of their last three including a narrow 95-89 loss against the uninspiring Dallas Wings on Sunday. Minnesota is ranked second in points allowed (75.1 ppg), but the Mercury are ranked an identical second in scoring (87.8 ppg).
Saturday, August 22
Dallas at Los Angeles at 6:00 PM ET
Dallas (4-7) snapped a three-game skid by upsetting Phoenix 95-89 on Sunday while Los Angeles has won four straight heading into the new week including a 90-76 win over Indiana on Saturday as Riquna Williams drained a whopping seven threes. The Sparks own the third-best point differential average in the league (+7.3 ppg) while Dallas is tied for the third worst mark in the league (-4.3 ppg).