Top WNBA Betting Picks of the Week - September 2nd Edition

Top WNBA Betting Picks of the Week – September 2nd Edition

Written by on September 2, 2019

Will the top-seeded Washington Mystics hold on to first place as the regular season comes to a fast and furious finish?

Could the Connecticut Sun or Las Vegas Aces potentially steal first place from Washington or flip-flop places for the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds? With one week remaining in the 2019 WNBA regular season, it’s time for one final trio of top WNBA betting picks of the Week!

Top WNBA Betting Picks of the Week – September 2nd Edition

Las Vegas Aces (20-12) at Atlanta Dream (7-23)

  • When: Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Live Stream: WNBA.com

The Aces snapped a three-game losing streak on Saturday by beating Los Angeles 92-86 in a high-scoring thriller that saw all-star forward A’ja Wilson score a team-high 24 points while adding 12 rebounds. Kelsey Plum added 20 points and five assists off the bench and three other players reached double figures in scoring as the Aces moved a half-game in front of L.A. for the third seed in the upcoming playoffs.

Atlanta has lost two straight including a 92-75 smackdown defeat against Seattle on Sunday. Monique Billings and Renee Montgomery had 15 points apiece while Alex Bentley scored 14 points for Atlanta in the loss. The Dream tied their franchise record with 14 three-pointers on 28 attempts but committed a whopping 18 turnovers.

Prediction

Las Vegas is in third place in the WNBA standings, but they’re just 2.5 games behind second place Connecticut with a slight chance to catch and surpass the Sun. With that said, Vegas is the super easy pick in this one to take down an Atlanta team that sits in last place in the WNBA standings and has absolutely nothing left to play for!

Pick: Las Vegas 84 Atlanta 75

Dallas Wings (10-21) at Washington Mystics (23-8)

  • When: Friday, September 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Entertainment and Sports Arena, Washington, DC
  • Live Stream: WNBA.com

Dallas has dropped four of their last five games including a 91-85 loss against Washington on Saturday. Despite getting a game-high 30 points from Arike Ogunbowale, a season-high 20 points from Glory Johnson and 14 points from Allisha Gray. After trailing 80-57 late in the third quarter, Dallas outscored Washington 24-6 to pull within six with 90 seconds remaining before coming up just short in their comeback attempt.

Washington has won three straight and a blistering nine of 10 heading into the new week, including a 91-85 win over the Wings on Saturday. All-star forward Elena Delle Donne continued her bid for league MVP by scoring a team-high 29 points while Emma Meesseman added 19 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four blocks in the win. The victory helped the Mystics remain in first place in the WNBA standings by a game over Connecticut while clinching a top-2 seed in the WNBA postseason, which begins Sept. 11.

Prediction

In two meetings this season, Washington has beaten Dallas twice, including an emphatic 86-62 home win back on June 9. Not only that, but the Mystics have won an incendiary 14 of 16, plus they lead the league in scoring (88.9 ppg) and scoring differential (+11.8 ppg). Dallas ranks next to last in scoring (71.5 ppg) and the Wings have gone a pitiful 2-13 on the road this season. Don’t think twice about it. Washington wins by double digits.

Pick: Washington 91 Dallas 76

Chicago Sky (18-13) at Connecticut Sun (22-9)

  • When: Friday, September 6, 2019 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
  • Live Stream: WNBA.com

Chicago jumped all over Phoenix en route to a commanding 105-78 win on Sunday as Cheyenne Parker and Astou Ndour both scored a team-high 18 points to lead six Sky players in double digit scoring. Diamond DeShields added 15 points, Allie Quigley had 12, Kahleah Copper 11 points and Stephanie Dolson 10 for Chicago.

Connecticut has won two straight and six of seven including a 94-84 win over New York on Friday as Courtney Williams scored a team-high 26 points and Alyssa Thomas added 20 points and nine rebounds. The win helped the Sun lock down at least a No. 3 seed in the playoffs.

Prediction

The Sun and Sky have split two regular season meetings with the home team winning each time. After Chicago recorded a 93-75 win on June 23, the Sun responded by recording a 100-94 win on July 30. While I’m certainly not expecting Chicago to roll over easily, I am going to back Connecticut to get the huge home win in their next to last regular season contest. Courtney Williams and Alyssa Thomas will come up big in this one to lead the way to victory!

Pick: Connecticut 82 Chicago 76

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