There’s no need for a basketball junkie to go without ball over the summer months. Betting on the WNBA can be a lot of fun, and reveal a lot of interesting opportunities for bettors. Since it was founded in 1996, the league has seen a few changes. It is currently home to teams like the Atlanta Dream, Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, Indiana Fever, New York Liberty, Washington Mystics, Dallas Wings, Los Angeles Sparks, Minnesota Lynx, Phoenix Mercury, San Antonio Stars and Seattle Storm.
Of those teams, the Los Angeles Sparks, New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury, and the San Antonio Stars (formerly Utah Starzz) are from the early days of the league.
WNBA Betting Trends
There are not as many people betting on the WNBA, compared to NCAA, or NBA basketball. That means, there’s more potential for you to see things that the oddsmakers sometimes don't, and win a lot of money.
Bet On WNBA
There is not nearly as much statistical data or tracking available for the NBA, so you’re at the same advantage/ disadvantage as oddsmakers. This is one sport where an educated bettor can really choose their spots. At the same time, an educated expert on the game is going to be of high value here, as they're more in touch with trends, injuries and stats.
Experts recommend putting bets down on:
- Defensive numbers rather than just offensive output
- Teams playing a team on a deceptively long winning streak. For example, someone who had no business winning 4 straight.
- Teams coming home after a rough or winless road trip
One expert even says they regularly monitor all of the WNBA players’ twitter feeds for clues into insider injuries, trends, or moods that could affect the outcome of tonight’s game. It’s just like the stock market, do your research and buy when a good stock is low.