WNBA News and Notes Sunday 8/8

WNBA News and Notes Sunday 8/8

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San Antonio Silver Stars at Minnesota Lynx (-2.5, 159)

The Silver Stars have a fundamental problem: they only have two consistent scorers.

After MVP candidate Becky Hammon (21.2 ppg, 4.6 apg) and Sophia Young (17.6 ppg, 7.0 rpg), no other player on the roster averages double digits. And even in the lower-scoring WNBA, this is a fatal flaw.

San Antonio has dropped three of four with the team averaging just 74.2 points per game, good for the fourth-worst total in the league. The team also shoots a horrid 41 percent from the floor and 32.5 percent from beyond-the-arc.

Meantime, Minnesota is coming off a win over Connecticut and has so far split the season series at one-game apiece with the Silver Stars.

Minnesota doesn’t play good defense, but should have enough to stifle San Antonio.

Pick: Lynx

Chicago Sky at Detroit Shock (-7, 150.5)

The Sky better have packed their travel bags. After playing the Dream in Atlanta on Saturday night, Chicago must hop a plane to fly back north for an early evening affair in the Motor City.

And the road has been an unkind place for the Sky. They entered the weekend having dropped nine of 11 away from home.

The key for the Shock will be improving their eighth-ranked defense (77.8 ppg), which has been a big reason they've followed a win with a loss four straight times, and won consecutive games only once this season.

"That happens," Detroit center Taj McWilliams told the Associated Press. "Offense happens, but defense is what you make happen. We have to do what we need to do on defense.

Pick: Detroit

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Chicago at Detroit

The Sky are coming off yesterday's win at Atlanta and look to build on their 7-3 ATS record in their last 10 games with 0 days of rest.  Chicago is the pick (+7) according to Dunkel, which has the Shock favored by just 1.  Dunkel Pick: Chicago (+7).   

Washington at Connecticut
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 110.761; Connecticut 112.157
Dunkel Line & Total: Connecticut by 1 1/2; 154 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Connecticut by 4 1/2; 152 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Washington (+4 1/2); Over

Chicago at Detroit
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 110.139; Detroit 110.828
Dunkel Line & Total: Detroit by 1; 148
Vegas Line & Total: Detroit by 7; 150 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (+7); Under

San Antonio at Minnesota
Dunkel Ratings: San Antonio 109.014; Minnesota 114.819
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 6; 155
Vegas Line & Total: Minnesota by 2 1/2; 159
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (-2 1/2); Under

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WASHINGTON (11 - 9) at CONNECTICUT (10 - 10)

Top Trends for this game.
WASHINGTON is 171-216 ATS (-66.6 Units) in all games since 1997.
WASHINGTON is 103-136 ATS (-46.6 Units) as an underdog since 1997.
WASHINGTON is 19-34 ATS (-18.4 Units) in road games in August or September games since 1997.
CONNECTICUT is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) revenging a loss versus opponent this season.
CONNECTICUT is 12-22 ATS (-12.2 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
CONNECTICUT is 17-29 ATS (-14.9 Units) in home games over the last 3 seasons.
CONNECTICUT is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in home games in August or September games over the last 2 seasons.
CONNECTICUT is 13-23 ATS (-12.3 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
CONNECTICUT is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15+ games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
WASHINGTON is 6-3 against the spread versus CONNECTICUT over the last 3 seasons
WASHINGTON is 5-4 straight up against CONNECTICUT over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


CHICAGO (10 - 11) at DETROIT (7 - 11)

Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO is 7-14 ATS (-8.4 Units) in all games this season.
CHICAGO is 3-10 ATS (-8.0 Units) as an underdog this season.
CHICAGO is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) in road games this season.
DETROIT is 5-14 ATS (-10.4 Units) as a home favorite of 6.5 to 9 points over the last 3 seasons.
DETROIT is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) vs. division opponents this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHICAGO is 5-2 against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 4-3 straight up against CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


SAN ANTONIO (9 - 11) at MINNESOTA (11 - 10)

Top Trends for this game.
SAN ANTONIO is 6-15 ATS (-10.5 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 77+ points/game after 15+ games over the last 3 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) when playing with 2 days rest over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 57-82 ATS (-33.2 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
MINNESOTA is 6-2 against the spread versus SAN ANTONIO over the last 3 seasons
MINNESOTA is 6-3 straight up against SAN ANTONIO over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

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