There are three games on the WNBA Betting slate for Thursday, August 31. Earlier, I discussed the straight betting odds and statistics for all matchups. In this article, I will give my best predictions and analysis for today's daily prop bets. If you're Betting on the WNBA and interested in watching, all matchups will air on Amazon Prime Video. For the best WNBA betting prop odds, stats and analysis, here is some information to know.'
Ezi Magbegor O 7.5 Rebounds (-140)
PPG: 14 | FG: 51.3 % | 3 PT: 36.8 % | FT: 67.3 % | REB: 8.1 | AST: 2.3 |STL: 1.2 | BLK: 1.2
Seattle Storm Center, Ezi Magbegor is as consistent as they come. This prop has hit nearly 50 percent of the season, and Magbegor has over 7.5 rebounds in two matchups against Los Angeles. Following a playoff elimination, it can be risky when it comes to prop picks. However, Seattle plays a three-guard lineup with Horston, Loyd, and Whitcomb. Alongside Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu, the Seattle center is averaging 8.1 rebounds this season, and has 27 total rebounds in the last two matchups.
Ezi Magbegor will face a Los Angeles Sparks team, who allow opponents to grab 35.1 rebounds, which is 9th worst in the WNBA. She will face Nneka Ogwumike and Azura Stevens, who lead the frontcourt for the Sparks.
Overall, the Seattle Storm rank 4th in rebounds per game (35) and will face a Sparks team that only averages 31.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 11th in the league. If you're betting on the WNBA, Los Angeles certainly has much more at stake with the playoffs on the line. Magbegor is coming off a 14, and 13 rebounding game, against the Chicago Sky and Indiana Fever. In two games against LA, the center is averaging 32.5 minutes, and 9.5 rebounds per game. In addition, Ezi ranks 11th overall in the WNBA in total rebounds per game (8.1). Specifically, she ranks top 6th in defensive boards (6.5). If you're betting on the WNBA, I like Magbegor over 7.5 rebounds tonight vs. the Sparks.
Alyssa Thomas O 7.5 Assists (-128)
Alyssa Thomas was named the @AP_Sports WNBA Player of the Week.— Connecticut Sun PR (@CTSunPR) August 29, 2023
Thomas averaged 20.3 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 8.0 apg and 2.7 spg as the Sun went 2-1 in regular season action last week. pic.twitter.com/B7DCghQZrO
PPG: 15.9 | FG: 47.2 % | 3 PT: 0 % | FT: 71.4 % | REB: 9.9 | AST: 8.1 |STL: 1.9 | BLK: 0.5
Connecticut Sun star, Alyssa Thomas, is playing at an elite level, and is in the MVP talks. Thomas ranks second in the league in assists (8.1), and averages over 9.9 dimes a game. She is averaging 10 assists in the past two matchups and hit over 7.5 assists 7 of the last 10 games. Furthermore, the forward dished out 7.5 assists 60 percent in the last five games. She recently broke an WNBA record with her 24th double-double, and recently set a [Connecticut Sun] record, with 996 assists, as of July 19th (NBC Boston).
If you're betting on the WNBA, Thomas hit this prop 50 percent against the Phoenix Mercury this season, and averages exactly 7.5 assists against the Mercury. The forward is surrounded by talent in Connecticut, including DeWanna Bonner, Rebecca Allen, Tiffany Hayes, and Natisha Hiedeman. The Phoenix Sun will be without Cunningham, and possibly Diana Taurasi. With the Mercury out of playoff contention, they have one of the worst defensive ratings in the league (11th).
If you're betting on the WNBA, I like Alyssa Thomas O 7.5 assists tonight vs. the Mercury.
Elena Delle Donne O 14.5 PTS (-113)
PPG: 17.2 | FG: 50 % | 3 PT: 41.3 % | FT: 96.8 % | REB: 5.7 | AST:2.3 |STL: 0.8 | BLK: 0.8
Elena Delle Donne is back for her third straight game after an ankle injury and hip issue. Delle Donne is a vital part of the Mystics frontcourt and is averaging 17.2 points in 18 games played. The Mystics forward hit over 14.5 points 60 percent of the season, and six of the last ten games played.
In her first matchup back, Delle Donne scored 21 points, in 22 minutes, on 6-10 shooting against the Las Vegas Aces. Head coach of the Aces, Becky Hammon, stated that her starters are exhausted, and will utilize more of the bench. If you're betting on the WNBA, Delle Donne should have increasing minutes, along with a nice matchup against the second unit.
If you're betting on the WNBA, Delle Donne faces as Aces team who's dropped to fourth in defense rating in the month of August. If the forward gets increased minutes, along with shot volume, she has a great chance, especially against an Aces bench that averages a league low 10 points a game.
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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. SJ has her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in Economics and is a sports journalist as well.Tweets by BallislifeBets
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