The Connecticut Sun (19-9) look to extend their winning streak to four games and inch closer to first place in the Eastern Conference when they host the Seattle Storm (18-10) in a battle of second-place teams in the WNBA at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday. Connecticut trails East-leading Chicago by two games while Seattle, which is just 6-6 on the road this year, is two behind Las Vegas in the Western Conference. Three other contests are on Thursday's WNBA schedule. The Minnesota Lynx (10-19) visit the Atlanta Dream (12-16) at 7 p.m. ET, the Dallas Wings (12-15) host the Washington Mystics (17-11) at 8 p.m. ET and the Los Angeles Sparks (12-15) travel to face the Phoenix Mercury (12-16) at 10 p.m. ET.
Connecticut is listed as a 3.5-point favorite in the latest Sun vs. Storm odds at Caesars Sportsbook, with the over/under for total points scored set at 158.5. Atlanta is a 1.5-point favorite in the latest Dream vs. Lynx odds, according to Caesars, Dallas is a one-point favorite in the latest Wings vs. Mystics odds and Phoenix is a five-point favorite in the latest Mercury vs. Sparks odds. There are opportunities to cash in on Thursday's WNBA schedule, with the payoff even bigger if you combine your top picks into a WNBA parlay. Before you make any WNBA picks or parlays for Thursday, you need to see what women's basketball experts Calvin Wetzel and Aaron Barzilai have to say.
Barzilai is a Ph.D. from Stanford who served as Director of Basketball Analytics for the Philadelphia 76ers. Five years ago, he founded HerHoop-Stats.com - a groundbreaking website that unlocks insights about the women's game. Wetzel, the site's lead betting writer, incorporates his mathematical background and strong knowledge of women's hoops to turn the site's prediction model into picks.
Now, Barzilai and Wetzel have turned their attention to the WNBA after going 590-430 overall (+127.40 units, +13.6 percent) during the 2021-22 women's college basketball season. Anyone who has followed their women's basketball picks has seen huge returns.
The experts have scoured Thursday's schedule and broken down the matchups to find the best value for bettors. They have revealed a three-leg parlay that could lead to a payout of almost 6-1. You can only see the experts' WNBA picks for Thursday at SportsLine.
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One play that the experts love is the Mystics (+1) covering the spread against the Wings. Washington has won six of its last eight contests and still has its eye on first place in the East as it trails Chicago by four games with eight remaining. The Mystics are beginning a stretch of three games in four days but are well-rested, with their last contest being a 78-69 home victory against New York last Thursday.
Leading scorer Elena Delle Donne (17.4 points) will receive even more rest as Washington continues to be cautious about her back issues, so Ariel Atkins will be relied upon to provide offense on Thursday. The 25-year-old guard is second on the team with an average of 14.8 points and recorded 16 in the Mystics' triumph over the Liberty. Center Shakira Austin had the best performance of her rookie season in Washington's 84-68 victory at Dallas on May 17 as she came off the bench to score 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting and pull down eight rebounds. See who else to pick here.
How to make WNBA picks and parlays for Thursday
Barzilai and Wetzel locked in two other best bets for their Thursday parlay that would pay nearly 6-1. Both are confident plays, and one involves the over/under. You can only see their parlay picks and WNBA best bets at SportsLine.
What WNBA picks should you target on Thursday for a parlay offering a payout of nearly 6-1? And which over/under play is a must-back? Visit SportsLine right now to see which WNBA picks you should be all over on Thursday, all from the experts who know the women's game inside and out, and find out.