WNBA Daily Betting Odds, Stats, and Predictions for Friday, August 18th.

There are five games on the WNBA for Friday, August 18th. With the first game starting at 7 PM, and the last beginning at 8 PM EST, all games will be shown on ION. In this article, I will discuss the WNBA betting odds, stats, information, trends, and our best straight bet predictions. If you're interested in watching all games, the WNBA League Pass is available.  If you are looking for the best WNBA betting odds, stats and analysis, here is some information to know.

Daily WNBA Betting Odds

Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook

Phoenix Mercury +11.5 (-105)

New York Liberty Betting Trends

  • New York Liberty: 4-1 in their last 5 games.
  • 8-2 in their last 10 games.
  • ATS Record: 14-17-0
  • O/U Record: 17-14-0
  • 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games.
  • O/U is 1-4 in the last 5 games.
  • O/U 3-7 in the last 10 games.
  • 2nd in Offensive Rating (108.2)
  • 3rd in Defensive Rating (98.8)
  • 2nd in Points Per Game (88.1)
  • 7th in Pace: 96.73
  • Three-Point Percentage: 38 % (2nd)
  • Net Rating: 8.4 (2nd)
  • Rebounds Per Game: 37.9 (2nd)
  • Opponent Points Per Game 80.9 (3rd)
  • New York ATS won last 10 games:  Atlanta (-9), Minnesota (-9), Las Vegas (+4.5), Chicago (-12.5), Indiana (-10), Las Vegas (+7.5).

Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends

  • Phoenix Mercury: 3-2 in their last 5 games.
  • 4-6 in their last 10 games.
  • ATS Record: 12-18-0
  • O/U Record: 13-16-0
  • 3-2 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games.
  • O/U is 3-2 in the last 5 games.
  • O/U 4-6 in the last 10 games.
  • 10th in Offensive Rating (98.4)
  • 10th in Defensive Rating (105.1)
  • 12th in Points Per Game (77.8)
  • 12th in Pace: 94.65
  • Three-Point Percentage: 33.3 (7th)
  • Net Rating: -6.7 (12th)
  • Rebounds Per Game: 30.7 (12th)
  • Opponent Points Per Game 83.4 (6th)
  • Phoenix ATS won last 10 games:  Chicago (+1.5), Indiana (+5.5), Atlanta (+7.5), Washington (-3), Connecticut (+7.5).

Head-to-head stats: Liberty vs. Mercury

Season Matchups:

Game 1: New York 89, Phoenix 71 (New York -15, Under 163).
Game 2: New York 99, Phoenix 95 (Phoenix +15, Over 167)

  • The New York Liberty lead the season series 2-0.
  • Game Points (AVG) last 10 matchups: 160
  • Liberty average points vs. Mercury last 10 games: 78
  • Mercury average points vs Liberty last 10 games: 83
  • New York average points last 10 games: 86
  • Phoenix average points last 10 games: 80


New York Liberty

  • None

Phoenix Mercury

  • Brittney Griner, Center: OUT (health & safety protocol)
  • Megan Gustafson, Center: OUT (health & safety protocol)
  • Shey Peddy, Guard: OUT (concussion)
  • Skylar Diggins-Smith, Guard: OUT


The New York Liberty (24-7,12-3 Away) will face the Phoenix Mercury (9-21, 8-7 Home) on the road tonight. New York, the recent Commissioner's Cup Champions, are on game four of their grueling six game road trip. The Liberty are coming off an 88-75 loss against the Aces, and minimal rest. Liberty Head Coach Sandy Brondello returns to her former team, who will be without Brittney Grinder and Megan Gustafson tonight. Although Phoenix is coming off an 81-71 loss against Seattle, the Mercury won and covered the spread in 3 of their last 5 games.

Phoenix has recent impressive wins over the Connecticut Sun, Washington Mystics, and the Atlanta Dream. Even though Phoenix only has nine wins, four of them came since July 20th. In addition, the Mercury covered against Connecticut, Washington, Atlanta, Indiana, and Chicago. Phoenix will be thin at the front court, in which Grinder and Gustafson combined for 31 points in their win against Connecticut.

Why Phoenix can Cover

Mercury Guard, Sophie Cunningham stepped up with 25 points against the Seattle Storm, along with Moriah Jefferson. Phoenix Star, Diana Taurasi, recently hit 10,000 career points, and is averaging 22.5 points in the month of August. Look for forward Michaela Onyenwere and Brianna Turner to step up on the boards.

The Liberty are undeniably the better team, and an elite squad. New York has the talent in Breanna Stewart, Sabrina Ionescu, Jonquel Jones, and supporting staff to beat this team by more than 11.5 points. However, I can maybe see Sandy Brondello giving more minutes to both Stefanie Dolson, Han Xu, and her second unit. Phoenix covered the +15-point spread last game, in which New York got the win, 99-95. In the Mercury's 89-71 loss against New York, the team was without stars Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi. Phoenix is averaging 80 points in the last ten games and have played much more efficient. If you're betting on the WNBA, I like Phoenix to cover here. I expect New York to be slightly fatigued with minimal rest on this road stretch.

Minnesota vs. Seattle O 161.5

Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends

  • Minnesota Lynx: 2-3 in their last 5 games.
  • 5-5 in their last 10 games.
  • ATS Record: 16-13-1
  • O/U Record: 16-14-0
  • 3-2 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
  • O/U is 3-2 in the last 5 games.
  • O/U 6-4 in the last 10 games.
  • 8th in Offensive Rating (99.4)
  • 11th in Defensive Rating (105.8)
  • 9th in Points Per Game (79.6)
  • 10th in Pace: 95.74
  • Opponent Points Per Game: 84.8 (11th)
  • Three-Point Percentage: 32 (11th)
  • Net Rating: -6.5 (11th)
  • Rebounds Per Game: 34.1 (7th)
  • Minnesota ATS won last 10 games: LA (+6), Washington (-3.5), New York (+13.5), Connecticut (+12.5, +11.5), Chicago (+3.5).

Seattle Storm Betting Trends

  • Seattle Storm: 3-2 in their last 5 games.
  • 5-5 in their last 10 games.
  • ATS Record: 17-12-1
  • O/U Record: 13-17-0
  • 3-2 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
  • O/U is 3-2 in the last 5 games.
  • O/U 6-4 in the last 10 games.
  • 12th in Offensive Rating (96.3)
  • 8th in Defensive Rating (102.7
  • 11th in Points Per Game (78.3)
  • 4th in Pace: 97.10
  • Opponent Points Per Game: 83.5 (7th)
  • Three-Point Percentage: 34.7 (5th)
  • Net Rating: -6.4 (10th)
  • Rebounds Per Game: 34.6 (5th)
  • Seattle ATS won last 10 games: Las Vegas (+16.5), New York (+15), Chicago (+4.5), Indiana (+4), Phoenix (+4), Atlanta (+5), Phoenix (-3).

Head-to-head stats: Minnesota vs. Storm

Season Matchups:
Game 1: Minnesota 104, Seattle 93 (Minnesota +4, Over 160.5).
Game 2:
Minnesota 99, Seattle 97 OT (Minnesota +3, Over 161.5)

  • Minnesota leads the season series 2-0
  • Game Points (AVG) last 10 matchups: 165
  • Lynx average points vs. Storm last 10 games: 78
  • Storm average points vs Lynx last 10 games: 87
  • Minnesota average points last 10 games: 80
  • Seattle average points last 10 games: 77


Minnesota Lynx

  • Lindsey Allen, Guard, OUT

Seattle Storm

  • None


The Minnesota Lynx (14-16, 8-7 Away) will matchup against the Seattle Storm (9-21, 4-13 Home) on the road tonight. Although records are different, both teams are 5-5 in the last ten games, the Storm are coming off a two-game win streak. Additionally, Minnesota hit the over in the last two matchups, against the Indiana Fever, and the Chicago Sky. For Seattle, the under has hit in three straight games.

Minnesota leads the season series 2-0 over the Seattle Storm. The over hit in both games, which includes overtime minutes in game two. For the Storm, Jewel Loyd continues to be an MVP candidate. In the last matchup against Minnesota, both Magbegor, Whitcomb had points in double figures. Seattle will be without forward Gabby Williams, who suffered a season-ending foot injury. For Minnesota, Lynx star Napheesa Collier is back on the court, along with Jessica Shepard. In their previous matchup with Seattle, Juhasz, Collier, Miller, and McBride, all had points in double figures.

Why the Over can hit

Both of these teams rank in the bottom tier defensively. Both sides have scorers, in which the over hit in the last two games. Seattle ranks in the top four in pace, and we could potentially see a shootout tonight. If you're betting on the WNBA, I'm confident with the over, given Minnesota has scored nearly 100 points and up the last two matchups against Seattle.

Dallas Wings vs. Connecticut Sun O 168.5 (-110)

Dallas Wings Betting Trends

  • Dallas Wings: 2-3 in their last 5 games.
  • 5-5 in their last 10 games.
  • ATS Record: 14-15-0
  • O/U Record: 16-14-0
  • 2-3 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games.
  • O/U is 4-1 in the last 5 games.
  • O/U 8-2 in the last 10 games.
  • 3rd in Offensive Rating (105.2)
  • 7th in Defensive Rating (102.4)
  • 3rd in Points Per Game (86.4)
  • 2nd in Pace: 98.54
  • Opponent Points Per Game: 84.1 (9th)
  • Three-Point Percentage: 30.6 % (12th)
  • Net Rating: 2.8 (4th)
  • Rebounds Per Game: 38.9 (1st)
  • Dallas ATS won last 10 games:  New York (+7.5), LA (-8), Washington (-9), Seattle (-7), Connecticut (-3.5).

Connecticut Sun Betting Trends

  • Connecticut Sun: 3-2 in their last 5 games.
  • 6-4 in their last 10 games.
  • ATS Record: 16-13-1
  • O/U Record: 17-13-0
  • 2-3 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games.
  • O/U is 4-1 in the last 5 games.
  • O/U 8-2 in the last 10 games.
  • 4th in Offensive Rating (103.9)
  • 2nd in Defensive Rating (98)
  • 4th in Points Per Game (83.8)
  • 8th in Pace: 96.22
  • Opponent Points Per Game: 78.8 (1st)
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36.3 % (4th)
  • Net Rating: 5.9 (3rd)
  • Rebounds Per Game: 33.7 (8th)
  • Connecticut ATS won last 10 games:  Atlanta (-5, +1.5), Dallas (+3.5), Indiana (-8), Seattle (-8).

Head-to-head stats: Dallas vs. Connecticut

Season Matchups:
Game 1: Connecticut 80, Dallas 74 (Push, Under 166.5)
Game 2: Connecticut 88, Dallas 83 (Connecticut +3.5, Over 168)
Game 3: Dallas 91, Connecticut 81 (Dallas -3.5, Over 168.5)

  • Connecticut leads the season series 2-1.
  • Game Points (AVG) last 10 matchups: 157
  • Wings average points vs. Sun last 10 games: 74
  • Sun average points vs Wings last 10 games: 83
  • Dallas average points last 10 games: 90
  • Connecticut average points last 10 games: 82


Dallas Wings

  • Lou Lopez Senechal, Guard: OUT (knee)
  • Diamond DeShields, Guard: OUT (knee)

Connecticut Sun

  • Brionna Jones, Forward: OUT
  • Bernadett Hatar, Center: OUT


The Dallas Wings (16-14, 6-8 Away) will play the Connecticut Sun (21-9, 9-4 Home) on the road tonight. Both teams are coming off six days of rest, in which Dallas defeated the Sun, 91-81.

Connecticut leads the series 2-1, and the over hit in 2 out of the 3 meetings. If you're betting on the WNBA, 168.5 seems low, for the Sun and Wings, who rank top three in offensive production. In addition, Dallas hit the over in four straight games, and Connecticut the last two.

Dallas is the number one rebounding team in the league which is averaging 90 points in the last ten games. In their last matchup, Sabally, Ogunbowale, and Dangerfield had points in double figures. For Connecticut, Alyssa Thomas, Heideman, Hayes, and Carrington had points in double digits.

If you're betting on the WNBA, Sun star DeWanna Bonner was limited to 3 points in 28 minutes during their last meeting. Even with Bonner not as productive, the over still hit. There are plenty of stars on both sides, although Connecticut has the top defense in the league. I like the over for tonight.

Honorable mention picks tonight:

Atlanta Dream -2.5 (-114)

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Sara Jane Gamelli is a full-time Sportswriter at BallisLife, and Sports Content Creator on Twitch. She has a focus on the NBA, WNBA, NCAA Basketball, and the NFL. Sara Jane currently resides in Connecticut with her Cat and Dog. She is a Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, New York Yankees, and New York Giants fan. SJ has her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in Economics.


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