Each day of the WNBA season, our team of fantasy and betting experts breaks down every game on the slate, making note of everything from injuries and lineup changes to recent trends and more.
All odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook. Times are ET.
Here’s what to look for during today’s slate:
Seattle Storm at Indiana Fever
7 p.m., Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Line: Storm (-8)
Money line: Storm (-650), Fever (+460)
Total: 158.5 points
BPI Win%: Storm (70.2%)
Ruled Out: Queen Egbo
Fantasy Need to Know: Tina Charles continues to slowly settle into her new role off the bench with the Storm. She has averaged 16.7 MPG, 5.0 PPG and 5.0 RPG in three games. It’s unclear what her long-term role will be, but she likely won’t see more minutes until after the All Star Break. Ezi Magbegor has seen her scoring diminish to 7.3 PPG since Charles’ arrival, but she has flourished defensively posting 7.3 RPG and 2.7 BPG in 24.3 MPG over her last three outings.
While NaLyssa Smith is having a Rookie of the Year caliber season, she enters the All Star Break in a bit of a slump. Smith has scored only single digits in three of her past four games and averaged 7.0 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 0.3 APG, 0.3 SPG and 0.3 3PG in those three outings. Victoria Vivians missed Friday’s game with a shoulder injury. While she’s listed as questionable for Tuesday, this will be Indiana’s last game before the All Star Break, and the week off would presumably give her more chance to get healthier. Lexie Hull started for Vivians on Friday, but she is also questionable to play on Tuesday with a wrist injury. Queen Egbo is out after entering the health and safety Protocols. Emily Engstler (75.1% available) is likely to see additional run; she averaged 9.3 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 2.3 APG, 0.8 BPG and 0.5 3PG in her four starts earlier this season. — Andre Snellings
Best bet: Storm -10.5
When these two teams met on July 1, the Fever scored only 57 points and that trend should continue tonight. Indiana ranks eleventh in offensive rating (95.7). As the youngest team in the league, the Fever don’t have many reliable playmakers, while the Storm rank first in defensive rating (95.0). Seattle should cover the spread. — Eric Moody
Connecticut Sun at Dallas Wings
8 p.m., College Park Center, Arlington
Line: Sun (-6)
Money line: Sun (-250), Wings (+205)
Total: 165 points
BPI Win%: Sun (60.5%)
Ruled Out: Kiara Smith
Fantasy Need to Know: Alyssa Thomas has been stellar of late with 20.3 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 4.7 APG, 1.3 SPG and 0.7 BPG in her last three games. The Sun frontcourt is so deep that they tend to take turns having dominant stretches and Thomas is in the midst of hers. Thomas’ aggressive scoring has coincided with a slight drop in her playmaking and Natisha Hiedeman (89.3% available) has picked up the slack. She has 15 assists in her past three games after totaling only 14 dimes in her previous eight outings.
Allisha Gray returned Friday from a two game absence battling an ankle injury. She turned in 10 points, four assists, three rebounds, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes. Those numbers are down a bit from her norm, but she may be closer to full strength tonight. Satou Sabally also returned from a seven-game absence Friday and play on a minutes restriction. While there’s no word on whether the restriction has been lifted ahead of tonight, it would make sense for the team to err on the side of caution with the All-Star break looming. — Snellings
Best bet: Over 163.0
Since Connecticut ranks third in offensive rating (104.6), the Sun should have no problem scoring a plethora of points in this game. On the other hand, the Wings rank eighth in defensive rating (103.3). Dallas, however, ranks fifth in offensive rating (101.8). Expect a shootout in this game. Place your bet on the over. — Eric Moody