Friday WNBA Picks: Candace Parker, Brionna Jones, More Expert PrizePicks Props (July 22)
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Sean Koerner, our Director of Predictive Analytics, highlights his top-five WNBA props to target on PrizePicks this Tuesday. He has a 67-31 record on picks he’s written about so far this season.
Picks are listed below in order of his confidence rating, which is listed in the parenthesis after the pick, with a 10-rating being the highest.
Note that Sean likes to play the following picks as a five-pack, then two- to three-packs based on the props he likes the most, hence why he provides confidence ratings.
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Kahleah Copper (Sky) — Over 13.5 Points (8)
Dallas is the worst team in the league in defending shots near the rim, so I love to back players who will be facing them and who love to attack the rim. Copper leads the Sky with 5.5 field goal attempts inside 5 feet per game, so this is an excellent spot for her.
It’s no surprise she put up 23 points against the Wings five days ago, and I’m projecting her closer to 16.5 points tonight.
Julie Allemand (Sky) — Over 4 Assists (8)
Allemand has averaged 3.6 assists in just 16.3 minutes per game this season. However, she should see around 26 minutes tonight as she continues to fill in for Courtney Vandersloot. As a result, I’m projecting her closer to 5.3 assists tonight.
Candace Parker (Sky) — Over 1.5 Turnovers (7)
Parker has cleared this in 14 of 24 games, and I think tonight’s matchup against the Wings makes it even more likely she will clear this number. With Courtney Vandersloot out tonight, Parker may have to handle the ball more. Dallas plays small and cannot match up with the Sky inside. I expect them to try to draw charging calls inside, and Parker may get called for 1-2 tonight. I am projecting this closer to 2.5 and wouldn’t be surprised if she also clears that number.
Aerial Powers (Lynx) — Over 11.5 Points (7)
Powers has failed to clear this number in three straight, but it hasn’t been due to a lack of shooting as she has averaged 12.3 FG attempts per game. I expect Powers to get her mojo back tonight, and her ability to score from anywhere on the floor should come in handy against a very good Sun defense. As a result, I’m projecting her closer to 14.5 points tonight.
Brionna Jones (Sun) — Over 14.5 Points (6)
Jonquel Jones will miss her third straight game due to COVID-19 protocols, meaning Brionna Jones should play around 32-34 minutes tonight. She is a very efficient scorer around the rim, which gives her a high floor in this market. I’m projecting her closer to 16.5 points tonight.