Tuesday's WNBA Betting Picks And Predictions

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:28 PM UTC

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 5:28 PM UTC

Everyone will be trying to avoid those last two spots tonight.
<div><p style="text-align:right"><em><strong>Jordan’s WNBA Picks 43-42-3 </strong></em></p><h2> </h2><h2><strong>Phoenix Mercury vs Las Vegas Aces</strong></h2><p><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/wnba-basketball/phoenix-mercury-vs-las-vegas-aces-3741831/odds/" target="_blank" title="Phoenix Mercury vs Las Vegas Aces Odds Board"><span style="font-weight:700">Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 10:00 PM EDT</span></a></p><p>After serving a three-game suspension, Brittney Griner is set to make her return to the court, and it couldn’t come at a better time for the Mercury.</p><p>Phoenix currently sits near the bottom of the playoff standings right now, and they need to do everything they can to avoid playing in two straight single elimination games.</p><p>While they’ll be getting back Diana Taurasi in their next game, that doesn’t help us much tonight, especially against a team like the Aces, who are healthy for the first time in a month.</p><p>A’ja Wilson made her return on Sunday and dropped 25 points as the Aces dropped 100 points on the Sky as they clinched a playoff berth.</p><p>The Aces could potentially grab that crucial double bye as well, so while they have already clinched a playoff spot, they need to keep winning games like this one if they want a chance to get a free pass to the quarter finals.</p><p>However, with that in mind, I think the books are undervaluing the Mercury with Griner back tonight. Griner has looked a little off this season at times. However, it’s probably because she doesn’t take every team seriously and plays a brutal schedule in the winter. After three games worth of rest, that suspension may have actually been good for the Mercury in the long run.</p><p>They are in must-win mode the rest of the season and it starts tonight.</p><p>Full Disclosure, I grabbed this line super early this morning when it spiked to +11, but there is still value in the Mercury to cover this one. This game should mimic a playoff game, which means plenty of defense and lower scoring, which <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/wnba-basketball/" target="_blank" title="WNBA Live Betting Odds">should hopefully help the Mercury cover as three-possession dogs</a>.</p><p><strong>Best Bet: Mercury ATS @ <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4579&amp;book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">5Dimes</a></strong></p><p><strong>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3741831, "sportsbooksIds":[19,238,43,92,169], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</strong></p><h2><strong>Minnesota Lynx vs LA Sparks</strong></h2><p><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/wnba-basketball/minnesota-lynx-vs-la-sparks-3741917/odds/" target="_blank" title="Minnesota Lynx vs L.A. Sparks Odds Board"><span style="font-weight:700">Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 10:30 PM EDT</span></a></p><p>Another game I have my eye on tonight are two surging rosters. The Sparks are still without Riquana Williams though, as she serves the final game of her 10-game suspension tonight.</p><p>She dropped 25 points on this Lynx team in their last game against one another, and while Candace Parker is healthy for this one, but I still think the Lynx are a point or two undervalued here.</p><p>Minnesota is occupying the final playoff spot right now and they should be in desperation mode the rest of the season.</p><p>Not only that, but they have already been playing well lately, especially since the return of Seimone Augustus.</p><p>The Lynx and Sparks are both averaging 102 points per 100 possessions over their last five games, while allowing about 100. This is a much more evenly matched game than the six points the books are hanging right now, especially if the Lynx come focused and ready to play.</p><p>Only three games separate the Lynx in the eighth seed and the Sparks all the way up in fourth right now. With less than a month left in the season, the Lynx probably know this is one of their last best chances to make a significant charge up the standings.</p><p>Everyone will be trying to avoid those last two spots so they don’t have to open on the road in a single elimination game. <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/more-sports/" target="_blank" title="More Sports Picks &amp; Predictions">I think that makes both the Mercury and Lynx very tease-worthy tonight as well.</a></p><p><strong>My Pick: Lynx ATS @ <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4596&amp;book=Pinnacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Pinnacle</a> </strong></p><p><strong>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3741831, "sportsbooksIds":[238,19,43,92,169], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</strong></p></div>
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