WNBA Betting Tip: Favorites Undervalued in Season-Opening Games


Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: The WNBA logo on a ball during the fourth quarter of game one of the WNBA finals

May 25, 2019, 11:00 PM EDT
  • The 2019 WNBA season begins with six games over Memorial Day weekend.
  • Using Bet Labs, we share a profitable against-the-spread strategy for season-opening games.

The 2019 WNBA season opens Friday with a doubleheader featuring the Dallas Wings at Atlanta Dream (7:30 p.m. ET) and Indiana Fever at New York Liberty (8 p.m. ET).

The start of the WNBA’s 23rd season won’t get the same hype as Opening Day in baseball or the first round of March Madness. That’s fine.

Casual sports fans don’t follow women’s hoops, but savvy bettors do. To get you prepared for the upcoming season, The Action Network staff has shared its favorite future bets and eight tips for wagering on the WNBA.

Before I head to the lake to celebrate Memorial Day and the start of summer, I wanted to give out one more profitable betting strategy for Game 1 of the WNBA season.

Blindly betting favorites in the WNBA isn’t a sharp move. Since 2005, the chalk has gone 1,450-1,420-49 (50.5%) against the spread (ATS) in the regular season per Bet Labs. But in the first game of the season that changes.