WNBA Player Props Today: Nneka Ogwumike, Layshia Clarendon Among Best Picks (August 25)
Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Nneka Ogwumike #30 of the Los Angeles Sparks.
We have one game tonight.
So I won't keep you here long, but to reiterate last performance, we went 2-for-3, so the good run continues for now.
Let's hope a couple of Los Angeles Sparks keep it going.
WNBA Player Props Today
Nneka Ogwumike, Over 19.5 points (-113, FanDuel)
Nneka Ogwumike has been teetering on this prop for much of the season.
Lately, she hasn't gone over this in three straight contests, but to me, I opt to think toward "she's due" as opposed to "she's struggling."
Ogwumike hasn't gotten her typical shot diet in her last two contests, putting up just six and 11 shots in her last two, making 63.6% on the latter, getting up to 19 points with the help of a perfect 5-for-5 on free throws.
The Atlanta Dream are a middle-of-the-road defense in the W, and Ogwumike has not fallen under 19.5 points for four straight contests at all this season. Tonight, I'm betting on her to return to the 20-plus column, where she's been 16 times this year.
Layshia Clarendon, Over 10.5 points (+106, FanDuel)
Layshia Clarendon's odds are fairly surprising here.
No, Clarendon isn't a big-time scorer, but this is reachable and it's plus odds, so it got my attention.
The 5-foot-9 guard only had six points last game but had 22, 16 and 17 in the three before. The former All-Star has only gotten to 11 or more points on seven of 18 games this season, but has done it in three of her last four, and the aforementioned 16-pointer was against the same Dream defense we'll see tonight.
With Clarendon, you're banking on efficiency because her shot volume typically caps out around eight or nine — she's had eight or nine attempts in four straight games — but she's shooting over 46% from the field and from three this season, and is over two free throw attempts per game.