WNBA Postseason Picture: Playoff Schedule, Game Previews, Title Odds, More
Steph Chambers/Getty Images. Pictured: A detail of the WNBA logo is seen on the basketball during opening tipoff.
We've reached the WNBA Playoffs and after 40 games, it still looks very much like a two-team race with the Las Vegas Aces and New York Liberty at the top of the heap. But in the playoffs, especially in a three-game series, anything can happen.
Below you'll find everything you need to bet the WNBA playoffs including series odds, game previews, title odds and more. Read on for your WNBA playoffs cheat sheet.
WNBA Playoffs Series Odds
|Total Games||2 Games (-250) | 3 Games (+175)|
|Total Games||2 Games (-180) | 3 Games (+120)|
Matt Moore and Dano Mataya discussed this matchup on the latest episode of the Buckets podcast, including how they are betting the series and Game 1. You can listen to the full episode below for their full analysis.
WNBA Playoffs Schedule & Game Previews
Mystics vs. Liberty
The Washington Mystics and New York Liberty will meet at Barclays Center Friday for Game 1 of their playoff series. The Liberty finished with the second-best record this season and are 9.5-point favorites entering the matchup. Click the link below for the Game 1 betting preview for Mystics vs. Liberty.
Dream vs. Wings
The Dallas Wings host the Atlanta Dream Friday in Game 1 of the No. 4 vs No. 5 matchup. This game has the shortest line of all the first-round openers: Wings -6.5. Click the link below for the Game 1 betting preview for Dream vs. Wings.
WNBA Title Odds
Odds as of Wednesday and via FanDuel.
|Las Vegas Aces||-145|
|New York Liberty||+145|
The Aces enter the playoffs with -145 odds to win the WNBA title. Being the odds-on favorite is typically a good thing, but the Aces have seen their odds drop significantly over the course the past month.
Prior to the Commissioner's Cup on Aug. 15, the Aces were -420 favorites to win the championship. Since that game, their cross-country rivals, the New York Liberty, have closed the gap. The Liberty, over that same span, have moved from +320 to +145 as we enter the postseason.
The team to watch out for? According to Mataya, the Dallas Wings could be a sleeper to watch out for in the playoffs. Check out his explanation below.