Chicago Sky forward Candace Parker (3) in action during a WNBA basketball game, Saturday, May 15, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Daniel Kucin Jr.)
- Friday, May 28th will feature a total of four games in the WNBA airing on CBS Sports Network and on social media
- All four games include playoff teams from a season ago, featuring some intriguing matchups
- See below for the latest odds, analysis and the best bet for May 28th
After a week with sporadic games each night, the WNBA will feature a busy slate of games on Friday, May 28th.
On the slate for Friday night includes four games between teams that should make for entertaining contests on national television and streaming on social media. Of the eight teams playing throughout the night, seven of them managed to reach the postseason a year ago.
The Washington Mystics and Connecticut Sun will tip things off at 7 p.m. ET on Facebook Live, followed by the Los Angeles Sparks battling the Chicago Sky at 8 p.m. ET and the Minnesota Lynx facing the Seattle Storm at 10 p.m. ET both airing on CBS Sports Network. To round out the night, the Indiana Fever will take on the Las Vegas Aces at 10:30 p.m. ET on Twitter.
May 28th WNBA Odds
|Team||Spread at FanDuel||Moneyline||Total|
|Washington Mystics||+5.5 (-108)||+198||Over 158.5 (-114)|
|Connecticut Sun||-5.5 (-112)||-250||Under 158.5 (-106)|
|Los Angeles Sparks||+1.5 (-115)||-104||Over 167.5 (-110)|
|Chicago Sky||-1.5 (-105)||-118||Under 167.5 (-110)|
|Minnesota Lynx||+7.5 (-104)||+290||Over 166.5 (-106)|
|Seattle Storm||-7.5 (-118)||-385||Under 166.5 (-114)|
|Indiana Fever||+10.5 (-110)||+470||Over 165.5 (-110)|
|Las Vegas Aces||-10.5 (-110)||-700||Under 165.5 (-110)|
Odds as of May 28th
Games of the Night
Washington vs Connecticut and the final game of the night between Indiana and Las Vegas, will likely end one-sided with the Sun and Aces favored to come out on top in those contests. The two games that will be worth watching come in the middle of the quartet, both of which will be aired on CBS Sports Network.
Up first is a showdown between Los Angeles and Chicago at 8 p.m. ET, two teams who have struggled to some extent to start the year. The Sky come in at 2-2 overall, having started the season off 2-0 before falling in two straight going into May 28th. The Sparks, on the other hand, have yet to claim victory in 2021 with a winless mark of 0-2 overall.
The showdown between Los Angeles and Chicago should still be an entertaining game to begin the doubleheader. It should be marking the first time Sky center Candace Parker, who joined the team as a free agent this offseason, battled against her former WNBA team in the Sparks, but it’s still unknown if Parker will play in the game with an ankle injury that has resulted in her missing the last few games. If she does play against her former squad, this matchup gets even better.
In the second half of the doubleheader on national television, Minnesota (0-3) will travel to Seattle (4-1) for a 10 p.m. ET tipoff between two teams who just played about a week ago in Minnesota. In that game on May 20th in Minneapolis, the Storm erased a 19-point deficit to explode in the fourth quarter and complete a comeback win over the Lynx, despite Minnesota looking impressive for the first three-plus quarters.
The Lynx, who found out this week they would be without guard Aerial Powers (hamstring strain) indefinitely, will be getting MVP candidate Napheesa Collier (late arrival) back for the first time this season. It will be interesting to see how a full week of practice for Minnesota with its full roster might turn things around and if the Lynx are able to go on the road and take down a tough Storm squad.
Worth the wait… 🤩🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/Re7uatTf80
— Minnesota Lynx (@minnesotalynx) May 26, 2021
Best Bet on the Board
When it comes to the betting side of things in the slate of games on Friday night in the WNBA, there are a few different intriguing options to pick from in the four-game schedule.
Connecticut should be able to take care of business in the first game of the night against Washington, so the 5.5 point spread and the over/under of 158.5 isn’t all that surprising. Los Angeles and Chicago should make for a close contest, reflecting 1.5 spread in that game.
Seattle is the favorite in the game against Minnesota, although the 7.5 point spread seems a bit high, especially with Minnesota getting Collier back for the first time making that a game to watch. In the nightcap game, Las Vegas should top Indiana, but the 10.5-point spread is a wide margin and makes that the best bet of the night.
While betting, go with Indiana being 10.5-point underdogs, since it’s not very common to see a game decided by that wide of a margin and Las Vegas has played in close games basically all year.
- The pick: Fever +10.5 (-110)
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