My player to watch in this contest is Atlanta Dream forward Cheyenne Parker. She currently has +105 odds of scoring more than 12.5 points and -135 odds of scoring less than the projected total.
While the other two teams we have mentioned are playing well, to say the same of the defending champion Las Vegas Aces would be a gross understatement, given their 19-2 record. The Aces are riding a three-game winning streak in which they have won those games by an average of 23 points per contest. Additionally, Las Vegas has produced nine wins in their last 10 outings.
Lillard officially asking to be traded is no surprise, and it will be shocking if he ends up lasting more than half a season in Portland.
The Rockets got toughness, grit, and terrific play on both sides of the ball with these signings, and new head coach Ime Udoka will have fun figuring out how to manage his rotations.
These two teams are polar opposites of each other in terms of offense and defensive metrics.
My key player to watch in this contest is Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson, who is currently averaging 19.7 points per contest.
In a game featuring two of the best defensive teams in the league, points may be hard to come by.
Barring some kind of unforeseen drop-off, Stewart should remain a heavy favorite in this category.
I’m going with Seattle to cover the spread, despite their 15-point losing margin in the last head-to-head.