Each day of the WNBA season, our team of fantasy and betting experts breaks down every game on the slate, making note of everything from injuries and lineup changes to recent trends and more.
All odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook. Times are ET.
Here's what to look for during today's slate:
Seattle Storm at Chicago Sky
8:00 p.m., Wintrust Arena, Chicago
Line: Sky (-5)
Money line: Storm (+162), Sky (-195)
Total: 165 points
BPI Win%: Sky (60.2%)
Fantasy need to know: The Storm have been getting major contributions from their MVP, with Breanna Stewart responsible for 68 points, 18 rebounds and 7 assists in the last two games. Jewel Lloyd, Sue Bird and Tina Charles are all universally rostered in fantasy hoops leagues, and they consistently contribute as well. Gabby Williams (available in 56.3% of leagues) is the best streaming candidate on the team. She's quietly averaged 9.8 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 3.4 APG, 1.6 SPG, 0.6 3PG and 0.4 BPG in her last five outings, with the type of across-the-board contributions that can lead to strong fantasy efforts without a lot of fanfare.
The Sky's starting five are close to universally rostered, and should be utilized in your starting lineups as usual. Azura Stephens (available in 34% of leagues) has played so well lately that she is now rosterd in most leagues, but she's still available in about a third of the leagues. Stevens has averaged 11.6 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 2.6 BPG, 1.6 3PG, 1.2 APG and 1.0 SPG in her last five outings, and with the points bonuses accrued for blocks, steals and 3-pointers, she is posting startable fantasy numbers on a nightly basis down the stretch.
Best bet: Sky -5. The Storm enter Tuesday's game having lost five of their last eight overall. The Sky, on the other hand, are finishing the season in a sprint. They've won 15 of their last 18 games as they try to lock up home court advantage throughout the playoffs. Playing at home, where they are a league-best 14-3, the Sky should have a clear advantage against a Storm team that is below .500 (7-8) on the road this season. -- André Snellings
Atlanta Dream at Las Vegas Aces
10:00 p.m., Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas
Line: Aces (-12)
Money line: Dream (+500), Aces (-700)
Total: 167.5 points
BPI Win%: Aces (80.4%)
Ruled out: Nia Coffey (knee)
Fantasy need to know: The Dream continue to battle injuries to some of their best players. Each of Tiffany Hayes, Kirsty Wallace and Monique BIllings have missed action in the last week, but none have been officially ruled out for Tuesday. Hayes, in particular, is their leading scorer in the backcourt, and will make a huge difference to the team's fantasy hoops output. Aari McDonald (available in 65.5% of leagues) has played well of late, averaging 13.5 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 2.3 APG, 1.5 3PG and 1.0 SPG in her last four outings. Maya Caldwell (available in 95.9% of leagues) has stepped up as well, with three straight double-digit scoring efforts that have led to averages of 10.7 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 2.7 APG, 2.0 3PG, 0.7 SPG and 0.7 BPG in 26.3 MPG in those games.
The Aces, as always, have their production dominated by their universally rostered starting five. Of note, though, the spread for this game is set at 12 points, so there is some expectation that this could be a blowout. And, in blowouts, the Aces sometimes lean more heavily on their bench. If you think the game could go that way, and have a need for a streamer from the Aces, players like Riquna Williams (available in 89.1% of leagues) and Theresa Plaisance (available in 97.1% of leagues) could be in play to potentially have decent games off the bench. They are lower probability to have a good game, though, so if possible I would look to others for my streaming needs.
Best bet: Dream +12. The Dream are may have lost four of their last six games, but down the stretch they've rarely been blown out. They've only lost one of their last eight games by more than 10 points, and that stretch includes a trip to Las Vegas, where the Dream won the last meeting with the Aces outright by 16 points. -- Snellings
Connecticut Sun at Los Angeles Sparks
10:30 p.m., Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles
Line: Sun (-8)
Money line: Sun (-345), Sparks (+270)
Total: 160 points
BPI Win%: Sun (68.9%)
Questionable: Chiney Ogwumike (face)
Ruled out: Kristi Toliver (calf)
Fantasy need to know: Jonquel Jones has been the Sun's top fantasy player this season, and with her third consecutive double-double, Jones now has 10 for the season. The Sun rank third in offensive rating (105.1) and defensive rating (96.8). Jones, Alyssa Thomas, DeWanna Bonner, Brionna Jones and Courtney Williams should be in lineups. For most of the season, Natisha Hiedeman (available in 87% of leagues) has been an excellent streamer for the Sun, but she managed just five fantasy points in her last game.
A much-needed win over the Washington Mystics gave the Sparks a boost. Nneka Ogwumike is having a fantastic season, putting up 31.7 fantasy points per game. She belongs in lineups along with Brittney Sykes, Katie Lou Samuelson (available in 64% of leagues) and Jordin Canada (available in 66.8% of leagues). Over the last 12 games the Sparks rank 11th in offensive rating (95.0) and defensive rating (107.0).
Best bet: Sun -8. As the superior team in this matchup, the Sun will be eager to bounce back after losing to the Sky, a team they will likely face in the playoffs. Connecticut should cover. -- Eric Moody