WNBA Thursday best bets: Washington Mystics Bounce Back

Mystics' Natasha Cloud drives past Sun's Jasmine Thomas

WNBA action continues full-steam ahead on Thursday, and I’ve got a few plays I really like. Let’s no waste any more time, we’re diving in head-first:

Minnesota Lynx at Connecticut Sun prediction: Lynx +5.5 (-112)

Connecticut snapped Minnesota’s 8-game win streak on Tuesday night, 72-60. The Lynx were held to a season low 60 points and 22 rebounds. They were also outscored in the paint and at the free throw line. Only 2 players for the Lynx recorded double digit points, Fowles (14) and McBride (12).

With the win on Tuesday and Seattle’s loss last night, the Sun jumped into the overall 2 seed. Connecticut has a fairly easy remaining schedule as their toughest opponents are their next two: Minnesota and Las Vegas – both in Connecticut where they hold a league best 9-1 home record. However, look for the Lynx to bounce back and make it a ballgame tonight. Three of the Lynx starters were benched in the fourth quarter as Head Coach Cheryl Reeve was not pleased with their performance. For Connecticut, I suspect they will continue with the same game plan: physicality and clogging the paint.

Washington Mystics at Phoenix Mercury prediction: Mystics ML (+124)

After dropping two hard-fought games to the Aces, the Mystics look to capitalize on an inconsistent Mercury squad. Phoenix guard, Skylar Diggins-Smith, suffered an ankle injury early in Tuesday’s game and is listed as questionable for tonight. She is a huge X factor as she is the only Mercury player who has scored in double figures in every game besides Tuesday night. 

This will be the second and final meeting between these two teams. Phoenix ran away with a 21-point victory on May 18 in Washington. All 5 starters for Phoenix notched double digit points, while the Mystics were without Myisha Hines-Allen. Tonight’s game will be a great test for the Mystics as they are currently not set to make the postseason. If they can string a few games together before returning Elena Delle Donne and Emma Meesseman, count on this squad to make waves in the playoffs.

Atlanta Dream at Los Angeles Sparks prediction: Dream +4.5 (-114)

Atlanta enters tonight’s game on a 2-game losing streak, while the Sparks look to stay hot and make it 3 straight. Los Angeles outscored Atlanta 25-19 in the fourth quarter to erase a 6-point deficit to send the game into OT. Once in OT, the Sparks didn’t look back as they cruised to victory. We go again tonight!

The Dream struggled shooting the ball anywhere on the court on Tuesday: 39% overall , 25% from behind the arc, and a nauseating 39% from the stripe. Odyssey Sims led all scores with 26 points, while the Dream ended with 3 in double figures. All 5 starters for LA recorded 10-plus points. Dream guard, Courtney Williams, hit her first shot in the fourth quarter to end with 4 points after coming off a 30-point performance in Phoenix on Sunday. This game should be another good one between two bad teams.

Pickswise is the home of free sports picks, news and best bets. Check out our expert NFL Picks, NBA Picks, MLB Picks and NHL Picks for the latest game Picks.

See All
DraftKings

$200

Bet $1 On Any NFL Football Game & Get $150 In Free Bets Instantly!

Register for a new DraftKings Sportsbook account

Bet $1 on any Pro Football game

Instantly get $150 in free bets

BetMGM

$200

Bet $10, Get $200 If Your Team Scores A Touchdown!

Register for a new BetMGM account & deposit $20+

Bet $10 on your team to win Money Line

Win $200 in free bets if your team scores a touchdown

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

Caesars Sportsbook

$5,000

Get a $5,000 Risk Free Bet + a free NFL Jersey!

Register for a new Caesars Sportsbook account & make a deposit

Place your first bet up to $5,000 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $5,000 + a free NFL Jersey

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

FanDuel Sportsbook

$150

Bet $5, Win $150 in cash if the Cowboys or Eagles win!

Bet $5 on the Cowboys or Eagles to win

Win $150 in CASH if your team wins!

Register for a new FanDuel Sportsbook account to claim

Must be 21+ to play. Full terms available at FanDuel Sportsbook.

PointsBet

$200

Bet $20, Get $200 If Your Team Scores A Touchdown!

Register for a new PointsBet account & deposit $20+

Bet $20 on your team to win Money Line (NFL or NCAAF)

Win $200 in free bets if your team scores a touchdown

BetRivers

$250

Get a $250 Deposit Bonus!

Sign up for a new BetRivers account using promo code PICKSWISE

Make a deposit & get it doubled up to $250 total

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $100

Must be 21+. Play in IA Only. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-BETS OFF

BetMGM

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Risk Free Bet!

Register for a new BetMGM & deposit

Place your first bet up to $1,000 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $1,000

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

FanDuel Sportsbook

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Risk Free Bet!

Register for a new FanDuel Sportsbook account & deposit

Place your first bet up to $1,000 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $1,000

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

DraftKings

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Deposit Bonus!

Register for a new DraftKings Sportsbook account & deposit

DraftKings will match 20% of your deposit up to $1,000 total

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $500

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

Monkey Knife Fight

$100

Claim 100% Instant Deposit Match up to $100!

Register for a Monkey Knife Fight account & deposit using promo code PICKSWISE100

Monkey Knife Fight will match your first deposit up to $100

Deposit $100 and you'll get $100 bonus + a free $5 game

18+. Terms and conditions apply. You must live in one of the states where real money DFS is legal.

TVG

$300

Get a $300 Risk-Free Bet with TVG Racebook!

Register for a new TVG account and make a deposit

Place your first single horse win-type bet up to $300

If your horse doesn't win you'll get a refund up to $300

21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.

BetAmerica Racing

$200

$200 Sign Up Bonus!

Fast, reliable and fast payouts - you'll have your money in 72 hours, if not sooner!

Proud history of providing safe, secure, and fun betting to American patrons

BetAmerica is owned by the iconic Churchill Downs Incorporated, home of 150 years of wagering history and the world-famous Kentucky Derby

Players who sign up using ‘BET200’ code will get a $200 sign up bonus. Offer valid for 7 days after registering on BetAmerica Racing product only. 21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.

TwinSpires

$200

Get a $200 Sign Up Bonus with TwinSpires Racebook!

Register for a new Twinspires account using offer code BET200

Make a deposit and start wagering on horse racing

Earn $100 in bonus cash for every $400 wagered!

21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.