Seattle Storm’s Jewell Loyd (24) and Sue Bird smile in the final moments against the Connecticut Sun in overtime in a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in Everett, Wash. The Storm won 90-87. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
- Wednesday, June 9th features a doubleheader of games airing on WNBA League Pass and CBS Sports Network
- All four teams in action are looking to end losing streaks following recent losses
- See below for the latest odds, analysis and the best bet for June 9th
There will be another doubleheader in the WNBA on Wednesday, between four teams looking to get back on track nearing the one-third mark of the regular season schedule.
The Seattle Storm face off against the Atlanta Dream at 7 p.m. ET on WNBA League Pass, followed by the Indiana Fever playing the Chicago Sky at 8 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. All four teams in action are riding losses in recent games, but will try and right the ship to begin the fourth week of the season.
June 9th WNBA Odds
|Team||Spread at FanDuel||Moneyline||Total|
|Seattle Storm||-7.5 (-110)||+355||Over 168.5 (-108)|
|Atlanta Dream||+7.5 (-110)||-270||Under 168.5 (-112)|
|Indiana Fever||+6.5 (-120)||+210||Over 161.5 (-105)|
|Chicago Sky||-6.5 (-102)||-265||Under 161.5 (-115)|
Odds as of June 9th
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The first game of the night between Seattle and Atlanta includes two teams sitting playoff spots now about one-third of the way through the regular season. The Storm (7-2) are the No. 2 seed coming off of a loss against Dallas on Sunday, while the Dream (4-4) are the No. 7 seed who have lost two straight.
Seattle has featured an offense that ranks near the top in the league in multiple categories this year. The Storm are averaging 88.8 points (2nd), while shooting 44.8 percent from the field (3rd) and 38.4 percent from three (2nd). Seattle is also giving up just 84.0 PPG on defense, the fifth-best mark in the WNBA.
The Storm have two players who rank in the top 10 in league scoring as Breanna Stewart averages 22.2 PPG (2nd) and Jewell Loyd with 20.7 (6th). Stewart is putting together a strong case for the MVP award yet again, also averaging 9.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.3 steals a game.
🤩🐍 Congrats to the 𝐆𝐎𝐋𝐃 𝐌𝐀𝐌𝐁𝐀 on being named @WNBA Western Conference Player of The Week! 🐍🤩#TakeCover x @jewellloyd pic.twitter.com/aBOowKEvef
— Seattle Storm (@seattlestorm) June 7, 2021
Atlanta is coming off two straight losses on the road to Minnesota over the weekend. The Dream have been solid offensively in 2021, ranking fourth in the WNBA in points (84.0), fourth in three-point percentage (36.3 percent) and eighth in field goal percentage (42.3 percent).
Tiffany Hayes and Courtney Williams have led the charge for Atlanta this season, both averaging 18.1 points per game. Chennedy Carter, who missed the last two games with an elbow injury, should return Wednesday after missing the previous two games. Carter has averaged 15.7 points and 3.5 assists.
Expect the Storm to come out firing to take care of business on the road.
Fever, Sky Aiming to Turn Things Around Fast
]The Sky (2-7) have lost a league-worst seven straight games after starting the year 2-0, while the Fever (1-9) hold the worst record in the WNBA and have lost five straight.
Chicago has been without Candace Parker (ankle) for all but one game this season, which has fed into early struggles. The Sky have struggled offensively without Parker but they have been relatively solid defensively.
On offense, Chicago is averaging 75.9 points (11th) and has shot a league-worst 38.3 percent from the field. On defense, the Sky rank third in points allowed (78.1) and opponent field goal percentage (40.7 percent) through nine games.
She isn’t playing, but Candace Parker is always making an impact on the court. pic.twitter.com/OGvzj3bm3j
— ESPN (@espn) June 5, 2021
Kahleah Copper and Diamond DeShields have been two early bright spots for Chicago through nine games. Copper is averaging 14.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 steals per game and DeShields is averaging 13.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.4 steals a game.
Expect those two to continue to stay hot against the Fever on Wednesday as Parker makes her return, which Annie Costabile of the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Tuesday would happen.
Indiana has been statistically one of the worst teams in the WNBA, ranking last in points (74.7 per game), 10th in field goal percentage (40.3%) and last in three-point percentage (26.6%). The Fever have given up 89.6 points per game and are allowing opposing offenses to shoot 48.1% from the field, both which rank last in the league.
The backcourt duo of Kelsey Mitchell and Tiffany Mitchell to go along with Teaira McCowan have led Indiana to this point in the year.
Kelsey Mitchell is averaging a team-best 14.1 points with 2.3 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 10 games. McCowan has tallied 10.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 blocks per game, while Tiffany Mitchell is averaging 9.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists a game so far.
For the best bet of the night, keep an eye on this game. The Sky come into the game 6.5-point favorites, assuming that number is higher with Parker expected to play. With that said, the Fever will likely keep this contest close regardless, meaning this game could be decided by less than 6.5 points. Go with Indiana as the underdogs.
- The Pick: Indiana +6.5 (-120)
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