A trio of games in the WNBA today, with a few decent matchups, including the home openers for Las Angeles and Las Vegas.
A pair of games in the WNBA for Saturday night, as most books are just now getting to posting odds on the games. Neither game looks to terribly exciting, although the slate for Sunday looks a little bit better.
Just two games in the WNBA for Friday night, although they both have the potential to be decent contests, so we'll get right to it.
I was going to wait for a few more WNBA games to get into the books before getting into it, but figure might as well get going and keep going, as the power ratings are self-correcting and will just keep tabs on teams who are missing players and how that has an impact on their numbers.
The defending champion Minnesota Lynx are once again the team to beat and most followers of the league already have the Lynx and Los Angeles penciled in the Finals. It's hard to disagree with that assesment.
The Los Angeles Sparks figure to be one of the premier teams in the league once again, with most people believing its a two-horse race between Minnesota and Los Angeles again. I'm already on record saying I like the Sparks to win it all this year, as I think they're little tweaks will help the team more than what the Lynx did in the offseason.
The first full day of WNBA games takes place today, with the big one naturally Los Angeles at Minnesota in a rematch of the past few WNBA Championship series. The first few weeks of the WNBA season are always a little tricky, as many teams are missing players who are winding up with overseas commitments.
The Las Vegas Aces are a little bit of a mystery entering the 2018 season. Last year, as the San Antonio Stars, the team was a league-worst 8-26, but brought in Bill Laimbeer, who has elbowed his way to two WNBA Coach of the Year awards and three championships, to run the team.
There's little question the Indiana Fever are going to be a bad basketball team once again this season. The question is how bad will Indiana be?