WNBA Tuesday Best Bets: Aces and Sun battle it out for first place

Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas signals a play call.

We have a fantastic WNBA 4-game slate headed our way tonight! Five of the top-6 squads will battle it out, while Los Angeles and Washington square off in a must-win game for the Mystics. All 4 games will tip-off tonight at 7pm ET, so make sure you choose wisely when picking which game to follow!

Seattle Storm at Minnesota Lynx prediction: Over 161.5 (-110)

These two teams will square off one last time, with the Storm leading 2-0 in the regular-season series. Both squads have come a long way since the first 2 outings that took place in May. Entering tonight’s game, the Storm find themselves in a 3-way tie for 1st place in the overall standings, while the Lynx sit 3 games back in 4th.

Both teams went .500 last week as Minnesota could not handle Connecticut’s physicality and defensive pressure, while Seattle decided to rest superstars Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart. There are also positives as the Lynx returned Aerial Powers on Saturday in Chicago, who has only participated in 6 games this season, and Seattle witnessed dominance by their second unit despite the 2 losses. The Storm ran away with 10-plus point victories against the Lynx in their earlier matchups and I do not expect anything different in tonight’s contest. Storm center Mercedes Russell has been outstanding this season, despite many doubting she could fill the center position after the departure of Natasha Howard. I think Russell contains Sylvia Fowles and the Storm’s big-3 continue to perform like they have all season.

Chicago Sky at Atlanta Dream prediction: Dream +5.5 (-112)

Atlanta Dream's forward Elizabeth Williams drives on Dallas Wing's forward Isabelle Harrison.

CREDIT – Dale Zanine (USA Today)

Chicago and Atlanta both enter tonight’s game on losing streaks — Chicago on 2 and Atlanta at 8. While the Sky search for their identity without Candace Parker, 5 of 8 losses for the Dream have been by double digits. Tonight’s game is a must-win for Chicago as Atlanta is second-to-last in the overall standings and Chicago has the toughest second-half schedule in the league.

After dropping to 6th in the standings, Chicago has their backs against the wall as New York (7) and Los Angeles (8) have both returned injured all-stars to their active squads. When Parker was sidelined earlier this season due to injury, the Sky went on a 7-game skid — which included a loss to Atlanta. If Parker is out for tonight’s game, this is a game Atlanta could steal to end their losing streak. The Dream must find Sky guard Allie Quigley at all times as she has gone off for 27 points in the last 2 games. Quigley has been the X factor for the Sky despite 2 recent losses by 4 and 6 points, respectively.

Las Vegas Aces at Connecticut Sun prediction: Under 157.5 (-115)

Boy, do we have a good one here! The Aces visit the Sun in Connecticut tonight for a showdown featuring 2 teams currently tied at 17-6 in the standings. Connecticut has already beaten the title-favorites twice so far this season and both times held the Aces below 70 — more than 20 points below their season average. 

The Connecticut Sun are on a 5-game winning streak and hold the best home record in the league at 10-1. Entering the second half of the season, the Sun have played with a new sense of composure and physicality — the complete opposite of what fans witnessed in the Commissioner’s Cup against the Seattle Storm. Look for great matchups in the paint tonight with Brionna and Jonquel Jones going head-to-head against Liz Cambage and A’ja Wilson. If the Sun play like they have been since coming off the embarrassing loss to the Storm in the Commissioner’s Cup, there’s no doubt it will be a regular-season sweep. 

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