WNBA Fantasy & Betting Tips for Thursday

Every day of the WNBA season, our team of fantasy and betting experts breaks down each game on the whiteboard, taking note of everything from injuries and roster changes to recent trends and more.

All odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook.

Here’s what to look for during the Thursday whiteboard:

Connecticut Sun at Las Vegas Aces

10 p.m. ET, Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas

Line: Aces (-4.5)
money line: Sun (+175), Aces (-210)
Total: 170 points

Questionable: Joyner Holmes (COVID-19 protocols)

Fantasy needs to know: Natisha Hiedeman (available in 79.4% of ESPN leagues) joined the Sun’s starting lineup after Jasmine Thomas was sidelined for the season, and has averaged 11.0 PPG, 3.5 APG , 2.0 RPG, 2.0 3PG and 1.3 SPG in 25.3 minutes per game in his four starts.

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The Aces starting lineup has a universal roster and, in fact, is the highest scoring starting five in the league. Theresa Plaisance (available in 95.5% of leagues) is probably the player off the bench most likely to have a decent game, having a two-game streak last week averaging 8.5 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 2.5 3PG, 1.5 APG and 1.0 BPG, but those games are relatively few and far between and she hasn’t scored a point in her last two games. –Andre Snellings

Best Bet: Aces -4.5. These two teams just played Tuesday, with the Aces leading by eight points in a game that didn’t feel all that close. The Aces were up 22 points in the fourth quarter before the Sun made a run to make the final score more respectable. Jackie Young was a force in the first half, seemingly living in the passing lanes and sparking a series of fast breaks that helped the Aces take control of the game. But overall, the Aces are playing the best ball in the WNBA right now, winning seven straight games by an average of 14.9 PPG. –Snellings

Source: www.espn.com