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06/12/2013 12:13 PM

WNBA

Dunkel

Connecticut at Indiana
The Sun look to build on their 26-7 record in their last 33 games against teams with a losing SU record. Connecticut is the pick (+4 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has Indiana favored by only 1. Dunkel Pick: Connecticut (+4 1/2). Here are all of today's picks

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

Game 651-652: Connecticut at Indiana (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Connecticut 114.407; Indiana 115.240
Dunkel Line & Total: Indiana by 1; 151
Vegas Line & Total: Indiana by 4 1/2; 147 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Connecticut (+4 1/2); Over




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Wednesday, June 12

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8:00 PM
CONNECTICUT vs. INDIANA
Connecticut is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Connecticut is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games
Indiana is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home

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Long Sheet

Wednesday, June 12

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CONNECTICUT (1 - 3) at INDIANA (1 - 3) - 6/12/2013, 8:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
INDIANA is 6-5 against the spread versus CONNECTICUT over the last 3 seasons
INDIANA is 6-6 straight up against CONNECTICUT over the last 3 seasons
7 of 12 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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cnotes Posts:25625 Followers:32
06/12/2013 12:15 PM

Wednesday, June 12

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Connecticut - 8:00 PM ET Indiana -4.5 500 POD # 1


Indiana - Under 148 500 POD # 2

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cnotes Posts:25625 Followers:32
06/12/2013 12:16 PM

Wednesday, June 12

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Connecticut - 8:00 PM ET Indiana -4.5 500 POD # 1


Indiana - Under 148 500 POD # 2

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06/14/2013 02:45 AM

Storm-Dream Preview

Posted Jun 12 2013 6:30PM

The Atlanta Dream struggled on both ends of the floor in their last game, and the result was their first loss of the season.

Facing the Seattle Storm could help the Dream get back on track.

Atlanta continues its best start in three seasons Friday night when it goes for an eighth consecutive home win and fifth in a row in this series.

Going for the home-and-home sweep after routing New York 75-66 last Friday, the visiting Dream (4-1) shot a season-low 36.4 percent in Sunday's 76-67 defeat and were outscored 25-12 in the final 10 minutes.

"We didn't make our shots,'' said forward Sancho Lyttle, who recorded her fourth double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds - both tied for season highs. "... We know better next time if we're not making shots we have to step up on defense.''

The Dream, off to their quickest start since opening a franchise-best 6-0 in 2010, are holding opponents to a WNBA-low 70.6 points per contest. However, they'll be without Lyttle, who is averaging 15.4 points, 9.0 points and 2.8 steals, for the next six games as she plays for Spain in the EuroBasket tournament.

That means Atlanta, tied with Chicago atop the Eastern Conference standings, might have to lean more on leading scorer Angel McCoughtry (18.0), Tiffany Hayes (10.8) and Erika DeSouza (9.4).

The Storm (1-2), meanwhile, arrive in Atlanta with a league-worst 67.3 scoring average after hitting a season-low 38.7 percent of its shots in last Friday's 67-58 loss to previously winless Tulsa. Seattle missed all 17 3-point tries, failing to make a shot from long range for just the third time in team history.

"Any of our people on this team when they miss 17 I'm going to pass it to them again because the 18th one is going in," said Temeka Johnson, who failed in both of her 3-point attempts and finished with 13 points. "We ran the same things we run in practice but the shots didn't fall.''

The Storm also have plenty of room for improvement on the defensive end, as they're surrendering 80.3 points per game on a league-worst 51.4 percent shooting.

Seattle won't have either star point guard Sue Bird or three-time MVP Lauren Jackson to help fix those woes - both are out for the season with injuries - and the team opens a stretch of eight of 10 on the road.

"With our situation and a game at home, you need to want it and be hungry for it every night you step on the floor, no matter who you're playing," Storm leading scorer Tanisha Wright told the team's official website last Friday after finishing with a season-low five points.

Seattle will play an Atlanta team that's undefeated at home since a 84-80 loss to Tulsa on Aug. 28 and 4-0 versus Seattle there since getting swept in the 2010 WNBA finals.

McCoughtry, the league's reigning scoring champ, missed a 70-59 victory at Seattle on July 11 with a sprained MCL, but she finished with a game-high 23 points in a 77-61 home win Sept. 11 that evened the all-time series at five games apiece.

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06/14/2013 02:46 AM

Sun-Liberty Preview

Posted Jun 13 2013 3:15PM

Even with Essence Carson in the lineup, the New York Liberty weren't able to stop the Connecticut Sun in their season opener.

The adjustment to playing without her, though, has gone well for at least one game.

New York looks to win its second straight since losing its leading scorer when it hosts Connecticut on Friday night.

Carson was averaging 17.7 points before tearing her left ACL in a 75-56 loss to Atlanta on Friday, prematurely ending her season after a promising start under new coach Bill Laimbeer.

She entered 2013 having averaged 8.6 points in her first five years with New York.

"(She was) off to a good start, but that's the reality of professional sports. You have to move on," Laimbeer said. ``We'll still play the same strategy on defense, the same structure that we have. Nothing changes.''

The Liberty (3-2) bounced back Sunday, as Cappie Pondexter and Plenette Pierson scored 17 points apiece in a 76-67 win over the Dream. Veteran Katie Smith, in her first season with the team, started in place of Carson and played solid defense as New York held Atlanta to 36.4 percent shooting.

``That's one of the reasons I got Katie Smith,'' Laimbeer said. ``She can guard anybody from the 1 to the 5. She also sets the tone defensively for the rest of the players. If a 39-year-old plays that hard every minute she's on the floor, mentally and physically, that's going to demand that of the rest of the players also.''

Pondexter scored 23 points and Carson added 14 in the first meeting with Connecticut on May 25, but New York struggled to contain the Sun combo of Kara Lawson and reigning MVP Tina Charles. Lawson netted 23 points and Charles finished with 19 and 13 boards in an 81-69 victory.

Charles gave Indiana fits Wednesday, scoring 30 points - one off her career high - and adding 10 rebounds in a 73-61 win. She went 13 for 17 from the field to tie the franchise record for field goals made as the Sun shot 50.8 percent.

The 6-foot-4 center had averaged 24.0 shot attempts over her previous four contests.

``They were trying to get me to force shots which I have been doing in all of the games, but I was patient, and I was able to find the open man and it definitely worked for us," said Charles, second in the league with 21.6 points per game and third with 12.0 rebounds a contest.

Lawson had only 12 points - 5.0 below her season average - and went 5 of 14 from the field, but Connecticut (2-3) ended a three-game skid by winning for the first time since beating the Liberty.

``It's not impossible to come back from a rough start, but we don't want to dig a hole too big,'' Lawson said.

Charles has averaged 21.0 points in her last four games versus New York, including a two-game sweep in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season.

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06/14/2013 02:47 AM

Lynx-Shock Preview

Posted Jun 12 2013 5:59PM

The Minnesota Lynx rebounded nicely from their first loss of the season.

Given their history against the Tulsa Shock, the two-time reigning Western Conference champs have a good chance to continue their winning ways.

Minnesota goes for a 12th consecutive victory in this series Friday night in Tulsa, where it will face former teammate Candice Wiggins for the first time.

After losing 85-80 to Washington on Saturday in their first road game, the Lynx (3-1) used an 18-4 run that bridged the third and fourth quarters to defeat San Antonio 87-72 on Tuesday. The Silver Stars made 38.4 percent of their field-goal attempts.

"I was really proud of our defense. That was something we really focused on after our game in Washington (when the Mystics converted 49.2 percent)," coach Cheryl Reeve told the Lynx's official website. "I thought we were pretty hard to play against tonight."

The Shock (1-5) have had their problems with Minnesota, losing the five matchups last season to remain winless in this series since a 92-79 home victory June 4, 2010.

Tulsa owns the worst record in the league, but three of its defeats have come in overtime.

"We couldn't get it done but I love the competitiveness, the mental toughness," coach Gary Kloppenburg said following Saturday's 76-69 OT loss at Los Angeles. "We're growing each game.''

So is rookie point guard Skylar Diggins, who is averaging 10.3 points with a team-best 4.7 assists.

"She's getting an education by fire,'' Kloppenburg said. "... the thing we love about her is she's a competitor. She wants to win."

Wiggins, who is starting alongside the No. 3 overall pick, would like nothing better than a victory Friday when she faces the team that drafted her third overall in 2008. The former Stanford All-American, acquired in three-team deal in March that sent center Janel McCarville from New York to the Lynx and Nicole Powell from the Liberty to Tulsa, made just one start with Minnesota in the last two seasons but was part of its 2011 title team.

Wiggins ranks fourth in Lynx history with 1,460 points, second with 207 3-pointers and fifth with 359 assists.

Monica Wright has stepped into Wiggins' role, adding a nice boost off Minnesota's bench with 10.0 points per game and 4.3 rebounds. She scored nine of her 16 points in the pivotal second-half run Tuesday.

Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen, second in the league with 7.3 assists per game, scored eight of her team-best 23 points in the fourth quarter of that game.

"Watching her put the team on her back when the team needed her to do and allow everyone else to regroup and knowing what needs to happen," McCarville said of her former University of Minnesota teammate.

Glory Johnson, who is averaging 16.0 points and 10.3 rebounds, may pose problems for McCarville, Maya Moore and Rebekkah Brunson, but it's uncertain if they'll have to face 6-foot-8 center Elizabeth Cambage, who has missed Tulsa's last three games with an ankle injury.

Second-year guard Riquna Williams could return for the Shock after being sidelined two games with a concussion.

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06/14/2013 02:48 AM

Sparks-Mercury Preview

Posted Jun 13 2013 1:32PM

Brittney Griner may be getting most of the attention this season, but veteran Diana Taurasi continues to remind people that there's more to the Phoenix Mercury than the rookie phenom.

Taurasi may have to step up again if a left knee sprain keeps Griner out for a second consecutive game as Phoenix hosts the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night.

Griner averaged 16.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks over her first three games - all losses. She was scratched just before tipoff Saturday, but Taurasi scored 26 points and added five assists to lead Phoenix (1-3) to an 82-67 victory over defending champion Indiana.

DeWanna Bonner added 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Mercury, who shot 47.7 percent.

``It was difficult not playing with (Griner) because we're used to playing with her,'' said Taurasi, averaging a team-best 18.8 points. ``But it gave a good opportunity for other people to step up. We're going to need everybody.''

Griner, who injured her knee last Thursday, did not indicate in her blog written for the team's official website whether or not she will be in uniform against Los Angeles. Coach Corey Gaines, though, is more than confident with Taurasi leading the way as she has in the past.

"She's the star," Gaines said.

With or without Griner, the Mercury may have a tough time with a Los Angeles team that swept the five-game season series last year, though Taurasi missed the final four meetings while dealing with a strained left hip flexor.

The Sparks (2-1) are coming off a 76-69 overtime win over Tulsa on Saturday, as Kristi Toliver scored 21 points and Candace Parker finished with 17 and 13 rebounds.

Lindsey Harding added 20 points and helped her team force 21 turnovers.

``We felt that we rely too much on our offense sometimes with the talent that we have, so we need to put it on defense," Harding said. "Our chant out of the huddle was `Defense.'"

The club shined on the other end of the floor against the Mercury last season, though, averaging 94.6 points in the five games. Parker played in four and averaged 24.5 points and 11.5 boards.

She had 26 points and 11 rebounds in a 101-76 victory in the most recent matchup Sept. 18. Teammate Alana Beard, who had 22 points in the contest, is uncertain to play Friday.

Beard returned Saturday after missing an 83-78 loss to San Antonio on June 1 due to a hamstring injury, but sat out the second half and overtime.

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06/14/2013 05:47 PM

WNBA
Dunkel

Connecticut at New York
The Sun look to build on their 7-2 ATS record in their last 9 games against the Liberty. Connecticut is the pick (+1 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Sun favored by 3 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Connecticut (+1 1/2). Here are all of today's picks

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

Game 601-602: Connecticut at New York (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Connecticut 114.407; New York 110.700
Dunkel Line & Total: Connecticut by 3 1/2; 149
Vegas Line & Total: New York by 1 1/2; 145 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Connecticut (+1 1/2); Over

Game 603-604: Seattle at Atlanta (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Seattle 105.523; Atlanta 120.342
Dunkel Line & Total: Atlanta by 15; 141
Vegas Line & Total: Atlanta by 9; 146
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-9); Under

Game 605-606: Minnesota at Tulsa (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota 116.483; Tulsa 103.845
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 12 1/2; 158
Vegas Line & Total: Minnesota by 10 1/2; 163 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (-10 1/2); Under

Game 607-608: Los Angeles at Phoenix (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Los Angeles 116.553; Phoenix 105.631
Dunkel Line & Total: Los Angeles by 11; 178
Vegas Line & Total: Phoenix by 1 1/2; 173 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Los Angeles (+1 1/2); Over




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Long Sheet

Friday, June 14

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CONNECTICUT (2 - 3) at NEW YORK (3 - 2) - 6/14/2013, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NEW YORK is 69-47 ATS (+17.3 Units) when playing with 3 or more days rest since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
CONNECTICUT is 9-3 against the spread versus NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
CONNECTICUT is 10-2 straight up against NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
7 of 11 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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SEATTLE (1 - 2) at ATLANTA (4 - 1) - 6/14/2013, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SEATTLE is 56-80 ATS (-32.0 Units) in road games after a division game since 1997.
ATLANTA is 11-0 ATS (+11.0 Units) when playing with 3 or more days rest over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 13-5 ATS (+7.5 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 9-21 ATS (-14.1 Units) in home games in June games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
ATLANTA is 4-0 against the spread versus SEATTLE over the last 3 seasons
ATLANTA is 4-0 straight up against SEATTLE over the last 3 seasons
3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MINNESOTA (3 - 1) at TULSA (1 - 5) - 6/14/2013, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MINNESOTA is 25-12 ATS (+11.8 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 77+ points/game over the last 3 seasons.
TULSA is 11-24 ATS (-15.4 Units) in home games in May, June, or July games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
MINNESOTA is 5-4 against the spread versus TULSA over the last 3 seasons
MINNESOTA is 9-0 straight up against TULSA over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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LOS ANGELES (2 - 1) at PHOENIX (1 - 3) - 6/14/2013, 10:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LOS ANGELES is 10-21 ATS (-13.1 Units) in a road game where where the total is greater than or equal to 150 over the last 3 seasons.
LOS ANGELES is 12-24 ATS (-14.4 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
PHOENIX is 11-27 ATS (-18.7 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 4-14 ATS (-11.4 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 4-13 ATS (-10.3 Units) in a home game where where the total is greater than or equal to 150 over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 7-16 ATS (-10.6 Units) in May, June, or July games over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 2-10 ATS (-9.0 Units) when playing with 3 or more days rest over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 6-18 ATS (-13.8 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 5-16 ATS (-12.6 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
LOS ANGELES is 6-3 against the spread versus PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
LOS ANGELES is 7-2 straight up against PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
5 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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Friday, June 14

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7:30 PM
SEATTLE vs. ATLANTA
Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Seattle is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

7:30 PM
CONNECTICUT vs. NEW YORK
Connecticut is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Connecticut is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 6 games when playing Connecticut
New York is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Connecticut

8:00 PM
MINNESOTA vs. TULSA
Minnesota is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tulsa's last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Tulsa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota

10:00 PM
LOS ANGELES vs. PHOENIX
Los Angeles is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Los Angeles is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Phoenix is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
Phoenix is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games

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06/14/2013 06:10 PM

riday, June 14

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Connecticut - 7:30 PM ET Connecticut +2 500 POD # 3
New York - Over 145 500

Seattle - 7:30 PM ET Atlanta -9 500 POD # 1
Atlanta - Over 144.5 500

Minnesota - 8:00 PM ET Minnesota -10.5 500 POD # 2
Tulsa - Over 162.5 500

Los Angeles - 10:00 PM ET Los Angeles +1.5 500 POD # 4
Phoenix - Over 171 500

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06/15/2013 11:44 AM

WNBA
Dunkel

San Antonio at Los Angeles
The Silver Stars look to build on their 4-1-1 ATS record in their last 6 games in Los Angeles. San Antonio is the pick (+9 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Sparks favored by only 2 1/2. Dunkel Pick: San Antonio (+9 1/2). Here are all of today's picks

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Game 651-652: San Antonio at Los Angeles (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Antonio 114.914; Los Angeles 117.217
Dunkel Line & Total: Los Angeles by 2 1/2; 163
Vegas Line & Total: Los Angeles by 9 1/2; 159
Dunkel Pick: San Antonio (+9 1/2); Over




WNBA
Long Sheet

Saturday, June 15

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SAN ANTONIO (2 - 3) at LOS ANGELES (2 - 2) - 6/15/2013, 10:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SAN ANTONIO is 25-15 ATS (+8.5 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 25-13 ATS (+10.7 Units) in road games over the last 3 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 20-6 ATS (+13.4 Units) in a road game where where the total is greater than or equal to 150 over the last 3 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) in June games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 18-5 ATS (+12.5 Units) in May, June, or July games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) in road games when playing with 3 or more days rest over the last 3 seasons.
LOS ANGELES is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) off a upset loss as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
LOS ANGELES is 12-25 ATS (-15.5 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN ANTONIO is 7-3 against the spread versus LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
SAN ANTONIO is 7-4 straight up against LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
7 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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10:30 PM
SAN ANTONIO vs. LOS ANGELES
San Antonio is 16-7-1 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
San Antonio is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Los Angeles is 10-3-1 ATS in its last 14 games at home
Los Angeles is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games

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