- Friday, June 4th features a doubleheader of games in the WNBA airing on social media
- Both games will include likely playoff teams all coming off of wins
- See below for the latest odds, analysis and the best bet for June 4th
As the 2021 WNBA regular season continues to heat up and we start to see which teams are beginning to separate themselves from the rest in hopes of claiming the league championship, Friday night will feature a doubleheader of games between a mix of teams on both ends of the WNBA standings.
To kick things off on Friday, the Atlanta Dream (4-2) will travel to play the Minnesota Lynx (1-4) at 8 p.m. ET on Facebook Live, with the Dallas Wings (2-4) and the league-leading Seattle Storm (6-1) square off at 10 p.m. ET on Amazon Prime.
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June 4th WNBA Odds
|Team||Spread at FanDuel||Moneyline||Total|
|Atlanta Dream||+3.5 (-105)||+142||Over 162.5 (-110)|
|Minnesota Lynx||-3.5 (-115)||-176||Under 162.5 (-110)|
|Dallas Wings||+13.5 (-105)||+760||Over 169.5 (-106)|
|Seattle Storm||-13.5 (-115)||-1400||Under 169.5 (-114)|
Odds as of June 4th
Lynx, Dream Both Look to Stay Hot
Both Minnesota and Atlanta enter Friday night’s game coming off of recent victories, with the Dream riding a four-game winning streak and the Lynx claiming their first win of the season last weekend. Atlanta, sitting as one of the top five teams in the WNBA standings coming into Friday, recently defeated the New York Liberty on May 29th.
Minnesota, surprisingly near the bottom of the league standings at this point in the year, ended a winless start to the year with an overtime win over the Connecticut Sun on May 30th.
Friday’s matchup will be the first of two games between the Lynx and Dream over the next three days, with the teams holding a rematch on Sunday night once again in Minnesota.
The Dream have one of the highest-scoring offenses in the WNBA averaging 84.7 points per game, led by the backcourt trio of Courtney Williams, Tiffany Hayes and Chennedy Carter. Williams, Hayes and Carter lead the Dream in scoring to this point, with Williams averaging 19.5 points, Hayes tallying 16.6 points and Carter adding 15.7 points per contest.
The Lynx have struggled on both sides of the ball this season, sitting near the bottom of the WNBA with 75.8 points per game and shooting rough marks of 39.9 percent from the field and just 27.4 percent from three.
Sylvia Fowles, averaging 19.2 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game, has been dominant, and Napheesa Collier and Kayla McBride have contributed to form a solid trio for the Lynx. The recent addition of Layshia Clarendon, who debuted May 30th with 12 points, five rebounds and three assists, has also provided a nice spark for Minnesota.
The Lynx could be viewed as the better overall team on paper, but the Dream have been red-hot as of late. That should make for a really intriguing matchup between the two sides in the first of two games over three days.
Tall Task for Wings Against Storm
Dallas vs Seattle also features squads riding winning ways as of late. The Wings took down the Los Angeles Sparks on June 1st in Dallas, while Seattle has won five in a row with its most recent victory over the Indiana Fever.
The Wings, nearing the top of the league in scoring with 88.5 points per game, are led by Arike Ogunbowale and her 21.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. The early Most Improved Player favorite Marina Mabrey has been stellar as well, coming into Friday averaging 19.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals a game. Even though Dallas is 2-4, every one of its losses this season have been decided by single-digits, meaning the Wings have been much better than their record reflects.
On the other side of the floor, the Storm have once again become one of the best teams in the league, led by Breanna Stewart’s 23.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and two blocks per game. The guard duo of Jewell Loyd, who is averaging 19.4 points, 4.9 assists and 4.4 rebounds, and Sue Bird, who is averaging 11.7 points, 5.9 assists and three rebounds, have helped pace Seattle to leading the league with a WNBA-best 89.6 points per game while shooting an impressive 45.2 percent from the field.
This game will feature a high-scoring contest between two of the top offensive groups in the league, but Seattle is just too tough and that might be too tall of a task for Dallas to hit the road and beat Friday night.
Best Bets and Predictions
Both Minnesota and Seattle enter the game as favorites on Friday night, which isn’t that surprising. The Lynx as 3.5-point favorites means oddsmakers believe the game against the Dream will be close, likely giving Minnesota the edge with being at home.
The Storm being 13.5-point favorites is a bit more surprising, just because that’s a wide spread, but Seattle is a tough team to face especially on its home court.
We’re going to go with both the Lynx and Storm in Friday night’s doubleheader. As far as the best bet of the night, let’s go with Dallas covering that 13.5-point spread on the road, especially with the Wings having close, single-digit games all season long.
- Best Pick: Dallas +13.5 (-105)