WNBA Games of the Week – Highlights, Top Picks, Odds

Posted by Derrick Harper on July 28, 2020 in

With the start of the NBA season just a week away, the phrase “ladies first” comes into play as the start of the WNBA schedule will start one week prior to the NBA schedule. Opening day for the WNBA was Saturday, July 25th. The ladies will be playing a 22 game schedule, and will play all of the games at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Although the league will be missing some of it’s top stars due to injuries and opting not to play, the WNBA will still be ready for some great basketball action. Let’s take a look at some of the top games for the upcoming week as the WNBA will kick it’s season into full gear so you can make your bets against their WNBA odds.

WNBA Games of the Week – Highlights, Top Picks, Odds

Washington Mystics vs. Connecticut Sun – July 28th

This will be a rematch of the 2019 WNBA finals. Although both teams will have a little different look, this will still be a very competitive matchup. Connecticut was hit hard by free agency losses, as Shekinna Stricklen and Courtney Williams left the Sun. Combine that with the loss of Jonquel Jones who opted not to play, and Connecticut will have a much different look.

Washington will be in the same boat, as they will be missing some key players as well. Elena Delle Donne and Tina Charles will not be with the Mystics to start the season, and may not play at all. Natasha Cloud will also not be playing with the Mystics this season, as she has opted not to play. Emma Meesseman will be called upon to lead the Mystics.

Both of these teams have two top-tier coaches, so they will have their teams ready to play. Even though these teams will be without their stars, they will be very evenly matched, and with an abbreviated season, every game will be very important.

New York Liberty vs. Dallas Wings – July 29th

These two teams will probably be at the bottom of the WNBA standings, but this should make for a fairly even matchup. The Liberty drafted Sabrina Ionescu out of Oregon, while the Wings drafted her former Oregon teammate, Satou Sabally. With Dallas trading away Skylar Diggins-Smith, they have gone into full rebuild mode. The Liberty did the same, parting ways with Tina Charles. Compound that with Asia Durr and Rebecca Allen opting not to play, and New York should be down this season. These two teams could very well be fighting with each other for a shot at the number one pick in the next draft.

Seattle Storm vs. Washington Mystics – July 30th

These two teams have won the last two WNBA titles. While the Mystics won’t be at full strength this season, Seattle will be. With the return of Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart who both missed last season, the Storm should be the favorite to take home this season’s WNBA title. Seattle had a decent season in 2019 without these two and were still able to make the playoffs. With a full roster, the Storm should be a top team.