WNBA Opening Night: Bettors Pounding Wings vs. Dream Over/Under
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- The WNBA season tips off tonight and the Wings-Dream game (7:30 p.m. ET) has attracted sharp activity on the total.
- Using The Action Network's betting tools, we've identified how sharp bettors have moved the over/under.
Though it may not be an event marked on casual sports fans’ calendars, bettors are surely excited to see the WNBA season start tonight. Given its lack of betting activity compared to other sports, the limits are lower and there can be some serious line movement.
That’s exactly what we have tonight in Atlanta.
After opening at -8.5, the Atlanta Dream have moved up to -9.5/-10 around the market. They’re among a handful of teams with shorter than 10-1 championship odds, while the Dallas Wings have the third-worst odds in the league at 80-1.
The over/under is what is seeing the real action, though.
After opening between 167.5 and 168.5, this bad boy is down nearly 10 points to 159/160. You don’t often see totals drop this much in the NBA, eh?
If we check our betting percentages, we can see that the under is a semi-popular bet in terms of tickets at 57%, but it’s also attracting some sizable bets with 90% of the total money.
We’ve also tracked a steam move on the under, as sharps got down at 164 around 11:30 a.m. ET.
Historically, there hasn’t been a huge edge either way when taking an under on a total that has dropped this much. Per Bet Labs, the under is 28-24 when the total has dropped 7+ points since opening. Of course, if you’re able to get solid closing line value, some of those losses are going to turn into wins.
It’s certainly a niche sport, but there are plenty of ways to profit on the WNBA. Stay tuned throughout the season for more content.