WNBA bets and fantasy picks: DiJonai Carrington ready to light up the Sky?

DiJonai Carrington dropping 16 points in her last game against the Sky this season. Photo by Adam Hagy/NBAE via Getty Images

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.

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Wednesday's WNBA slate only features one game, but it's a great one between the Connecticut Sun and Chicago Sky. This rematch promises to be thrilling, with star power on both sides, including Alyssa Thomas and Angel Reese. So, grab your popcorn and let's dive into two streamers and two bets I like from this game.

Wednesday's fantasy stream team

Chennedy Carter, G, Chicago Sky (rostered in 29.8% of ESPN leagues)

Although she only scored seven fantasy points in 15 minutes against the Dream in the Sky's most recent game on June 8, Carter's been great this season. In the four previous games, she averaged 25.7 minutes and 27.2 fantasy points per game. Fantasy managers can rely on her as a solid streaming option, even against a stout Sun defense.

Tyasha Harris, G, Connecticut Sun (26.1%)

Harris is a key member of the Sun's rotation and has averaged 31.1 minutes and 19.5 fantasy points per game this season. She contributes to multiple statistical categories and finished with 27 fantasy points in 32 minutes against Chicago back on May 25.

Best bets

Over 153.5.

The odds imply a low-scoring game, but I believe the opposite will happen between these two teams. The Sky and Sun combined for 168 total points the last time they played and both Chicago (79.0) and Connecticut's (80.5) average points per game this season is above the tonight's projected total. Four of the Sun's past six road games have gone over the total and Sky should be motivated to put up some points after losing five of their past seven games. Expect plenty of effort.

DiJonai Carrington over 11.5 points. She has been excellent so far this season, clearing this line in seven out of 11 games. Carrington has averaged 10.9 field goal attempts and 30.2 minutes per game while shooting 42% from the floor. This positions her well to eclipse this line against a Sky team that Connecticut scored 86 points against earlier this season.

Connecticut Sun at Chicago Sky
8 p.m. ET, Wintrust Arena, Chicago

Line: Sun -6.5
Money line: Sun (-320), Sky (+250)
Total: 153.5 points

BPI prediction:
Sun: 57.9% chance to win.
Projected margin of victory: 2.2 points

Injury report
Sun: Moriah Jefferson (Day-To-Day)
Sky: Diamond DeShields (Day-To-Day), Elizabeth Williams (Out)