WNBA Fantasy and Betting Tips for Friday

Each day of the WNBA season, our team of fantasy and betting experts breaks down every game on the roster, taking note of everything from injuries and lineup changes to recent trends and more.

All possibilities are provided by Caesars Sportsbook.

Here’s what to look for during today’s menu:

Los Angeles Sparks in Indiana fever
7 p.m. ET, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis

Line: Sparks (-6)
money line: Sparks (-270), Fever (+220)
the total: 168.5 points

Doubtful: Nalissa Smith (ankle)

exclude: Ray Burrell (knee), Christy Tolliver (Suspension), Priya Hartley (hamstrings)

Imagination need to know: Lexi Brown (Available in 86.4% of leagues) The last five Sparks games have been started, and in the last four of those games have produced solid production with 9.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 2.8 APG, 2.0 3PG, 1.0 SPG, and 0.5 BPG at 30.5 mpg. Jordan Canada (Available in 37.2% of leagues) Started all season, it’s good for 11.8 PPG, 5.4 APG, 2.3 RPG and 1.4 SPG at 27.5 mpg.

As for the fever, the big question is whether Rookie No. 2 is the general choice Nalissa Smith You’ll be able to come back from your ankle injury on Friday. She has been listed as questionable, having missed the past four matches. In her absence, her fellow rookie and overall pick number 4 Emily Engstler (Available in 88.4% of leagues) I moved on to the starting lineup and became a double-double machine, averaging 9.3 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 2.3 APG, 0.8 BPG and 0.5 3PG in those starts.

Best bet: More than 168.5

The Fever plays the fastest pace in the WNBA, the only team with a pace above 100 (100.46). Pair that with their defense, which ranks third in the defensive standings with a defensive rating of 102.5 points allowed per 100 possessions, and Team Fever tends to play high-score matches. They and their opponents have accumulated over 163 points in five of their past six matches. Sparks and their opponents have collected at least 169 points in three of their past four games as well.

New York Liberty in Seattle Storm
10 p.m. ET, Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle

Line: Storm (-11.5)
money line: Liberty (+600), Storm (-900)
the total: 157.5 points

exclude: Petnia Lani (knee), Nayara Sabali (knee), Stephanie Talbot (health and safety) mercedes contact (unannounced)

Imagination need to know: Freedom Azi Magbegor (available in 20% of leagues) It’s racing towards inclusion on the global list, but it’s not there yet. It must be, because it has assumed control of the function of the starting center mercedes contact Outside. I’ve had double-digit bounces in two of the past three games, averaging 12.7 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 4.0 BPG, 2.0 APG, and 1.3 SPG at 32.7 MPG over this stretch. With Laney out, Rebecca Allen (Available in 87.0% of Leagues) Moved into the starting line-up on Tuesday against Lynx and scored 21 points with 2 assists, 2 steals, 4 3-pointers and a blocked shot in 33 minutes. Sammy Whitcombe (available in 77.8% of leagues) She also provided nine assists in her top season on Tuesday, though she struggled with her shot.

Best bet: Liberty +11.5

Liberty won their first game of the season, surprisingly in front of the Sun, but they have lost five games since then. They’ve only been blown up twice, against defending champion Skye and in a rematch with The Sun. Their other three losses were competitive, averaging 7.3 PPG. The Storm won their first game of the season against Lynx in a blast, but in the five games since they’ve claimed two 2-3 wins by six points. The 11.5 points difference seems pretty big, given the way both teams played.