2015 WNBA Futures
With the NBA and NHL coming to a close, most sports bettors will be focusing on the ongoing baseball season. Though MLB has historically been our most profitable sport, very few bettors realize that the WNBA also offers a number of valuable betting opportunities.
In the past we’ve discussed how bettors can identify sharp money while betting on the WNBA, but many don’t know that we also trigger a number of bet signals for this under-the-radar sport. Our CRIS steam move has gone 207-153 ATS (57.5%) with +34.56 units won while our Pinnacle reverse line move has gone 164-128 ATS (56.2%) with +26.15 units won.
These features are available to our Sportsbook Insider Pro subscribers, but with the preseason starting today and the regular season tipping off on June 5th, we wanted to know which teams were expected to compete for the title.
The table below compares the WNBA Futures at 5Dimes and BetOnline and will be updated as more sportsbooks begin to post.
|Team||5Dimes (6/5)||5Dimes (5/22)||BetOnline (5/22)|
|Los Angeles Sparks||+1500||+1550||+800|
|New York Liberty||+2800||+1900||+1600|
|San Antonio Silver Stars||+2850||+2650||+2500|
It’s interesting to note that when these were first posted, 5Dimes was offering longer odds for nearly every single team with the exception of the Chicago Sky (who were both listed at +850).
It’s interesting to see the significant line movement for a handful of teams. The Seattle Storm have jumped from +3500 to +1800 while the Sky have leapfrogged the Dream for the third shortest odds.
Another fascinating case involves the Tulsa Shock. Not only have the Shock improved from +5250 to +4500, but we’ve noticed massive line moves for each of their first two games:
WNBA bettors must be high on the Tulsa Shock this year as they've moved from +15.5 to +11.5 tonight, and +6.5 to +3 tomorrow night.
— Sports Insights (@SportsInsights) June 5, 2015
It’s also important for bettors to realize that you don’t necessarily need to watch a sport to bet on it. Most wagers should be based on statistical and/or trend based analysis. Essentially, you can cover the team name with your hand and place your bets based on what the numbers indicate. With that in mind, bettors should realize that they don’t need to enjoy watching the WNBA to enjoy making money.
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David Solar is the Content Manager for Sports Insights and can be reached directly at David@sportsinsights.com.