Fantasy women's basketball tips and WNBA betting picks for Wednesday

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 in today's games:

Phoenix Mercury at New York Liberty
7 p.m. ET, Barclays Center, Brooklyn

Line: Liberty -15
Money line: Mercury (+1050), Liberty (-2000)
Total: 165 points

BPI prediction:
Liberty: 88% chance to win.
Projected margin of victory: 13.7 points

Injury report
Mercury: Skylar Diggins-Smith (Out)
Liberty: Han Xu (Out), Stefanie Dolson (Out)

Fantasy streamer: Michaela Onyenwere (rostered in 52.6% of ESPN leagues) has played 29 or more minutes in four of the past five games, scoring 22 or more fantasy points in four of those games. Onyenwere might have an even bigger role, if the Mercury continue to struggle this season. -- Eric Moody

Fantasy streamer: Moriah Jefferson (available in 57.7% of ESPN leagues) rejoined the Mercury starting lineup and is starting to play closer to her potential. She has averaged 12.1 PPG, 2.6 APG, 2.0 RPG, 1.4 SPG and 1.1 3PG in 24.6 MPG this season and is coming off a season-high seven assists with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and a 3-pointer in her past outing. -- André Snellings

Best bet: Liberty -15. New York quickly bounced back from a disappointing loss to the Las Vegas Aces with a convincing win over the Seattle Storm a few days ago. They face a struggling Mercury team, who rank near the bottom of the league in offensive and defensive rating. The stage is set for the Liberty to continue their momentum as Phoenix holds a 2-8 record against the spread as underdogs. -- Moody

Indiana Fever at Minnesota Lynx
8 p.m. ET, Target Center, Minneapolis

Line: Lynx -1
Money line: Fever (+100), Lynx (-120)
Total: 165 points

BPI prediction:
Lynx: 66.8% chance to win.
Projected margin of victory: 4.8 points

Injury report
Fever: No injuries reported
Lynx: Jessica Shepard (Out), Natalie Achonwa (Out), Aerial Powers (Out), Tiffany Mitchell (Out)

Fantasy streamer: Dorka Juhasz (rostered in 21.0% of ESPN leagues) remains a good streaming option with Jessica Shepard out. Juhasz has scored at least 18 fantasy points and played at least 26 minutes in four straight games. She remains a player to hold on to until Shepard returns. -- Moody

Dallas Wings at Las Vegas Aces
10 p.m. ET, Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas

Line: Aces -15
Money line: Wings (+1050), Aces (-2000)
Total: 176 points

BPI prediction:
Aces: 86.3% chance to win.
Projected margin of victory: 12.7 points

Injury report
Wings: Diamond DeShields (out), Lou Lopez Senechal (out)
Aces: No injuries reported

Best bet: Aces -15.0. This number might be intimidating but let's not forgot how dominant the Aces have been this season. Las Vegas has a 15-1 record, are 9-0 at home (6-3 ATS) and lead the league in offensive and defensive rating. The Aces are the first team in WNBA history to have four All-Stars in three consecutive seasons (A'ja Wilson, Kelsey Plum, Jackie Young, and Chelsea Gray are All-Stars). The Aces are a reliable force, consistently delivering positive results. -- Moody

Best bet: Over 176.0 points. The Aces are the highest scoring team in the WNBA and have scored at least 98 points in four of their last five games. The Wings are a middle-of-the-road defense in terms of opponent PPG, and don't have the personnel to slow the Aces in any way. On the other end of the court, the Wings are strong at putting points on the board with the fourth-highest scoring average in the WNBA. The Aces have a good defense but are more likely to just outscore the Wings than to completely shut them down. I see a high-scoring affair that pushes up over even the relatively high 176.0 threshold. -- Snellings

Atlanta Dream at Los Angeles Sparks
10 p.m. ET, Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles

Line: Sparks -1.5
Money line: Dream (+100), Sparks (-120)
Total: 168 points

BPI prediction:
Dream: 54% chance to win.
Projected margin of victory: 1.1 points

Injury report
Dream: Aari McDonald (Out)
Sparks: Lexie Brown (Out), Nia Clouden (Out), Chiney Ogwumike (Out), Layshia Clarendon (Out), Katie Lou Samuelson (Out)

Fantasy streamer: Karlie Samuelson (rostered in 22.9% of ESPN leagues) and Dearica Hamby should see a lot of minutes, with Chiney Ogwumike ruled out for the second consecutive game. Samuelson has scored 19 or more fantasy points in three of the past four games where she played 29 or more minutes. Samuelson should benefit from the Sparks' thin rotation. -- Moody

Best bet: Rhyne Howard over 16.5 points. Howard has averaged 20.6 PPG on 46.8 FG% in her past seven outings, highlighted by a career-high 43 points in her past game against the Sparks. She seems likely to put another strong performance against the Sparks again on Wednesday night. -- Snellings