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2017 WNBA Season Basketball Gambling Preview by team

March 2, 2017 WNBA Basketball

Its basketball gambling chances were slim and none way back when, but the WNBA betting is finally going to reach its age of majority. The 2017 season will be the 21st season of the Women’s National Basketball Association. The regular season will start on May 13th and will end on September 3rd. The postseason will begin on September 7th. We’ll see plenty of pro basketball lines during that period.

Eastern Conference

Atlanta Dream. The Dream finished 6th in the Eastern Conference in 2016 with a 17-17 record, and qualified for the playoffs. Atlanta defeated the Seattle Storm in the first round of the postseason but lost to the Chicago Sky in the second round.

Chicago Sky. The Sky finished 2016 4th in the conference with a 18-16 record. Chicago beat the Atlanta Dream in the second round of the playoffs but lost the semifinals to the Los Angeles Sparks.

Connecticut Sun. The Sun finished 5th in the conference in 2016 with a 14-20 record and failed to qualify for the postseason for the fourth year in a row.

Indiana Fever. The Fever finished the 2016 season 3rd in the conference with a 17-17 record and reached the postseason for the 12th consecutive time, but was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Phoenix Mercury.

New York Liberty. The Liberty finished first in the conference in 2016 with a 21-13 record and was as a result entitled to a bye for the first round of the playoffs. However, New York lost in the second round to the Mercury.

Washington Mystics. The Mystics finished 2016 with a 13-21 record and placed 6th in the conference, failing to make the postseason for the first time in three years.

Western Conference

Dallas Wings. The former Tulsa – by way of Detroit – Shock finished 5th in the conference with a 11-23 record and did not qualify for the playoffs.

LA Sparks. The basketball gambling favorites Los Angeles Sparks finished 2nd in the conference in 2016 with a 26-8 record to reach the postseason for the fifth straight season. The Sparks beat the Sky in the semis and the Minnesota Wings in the finals for their 3rd WNBA championship.

Minnesota Lynx. The 2015 champions – and another pro basketball lines favorites – finished in first place in the conference with a 28-6 record and eliminated the Mercury in the semifinals, but lost the finals to the Sparks.

Phoenix Mercury. The Mercury finished 16-18 for 4th place and made it to the postseason for the fourth time in a row, where they beat the Fever in the first round and the Liberty in the second, but lost the semis to the Lynx.

San Antonio Stars. The Stars failed to reach the playoffs for the second straight season in 2016, with a 7-27 record that landed them in 6th place in the conference.

Seattle Storm. The Storm finished the 2016 season 3rd in the conference with a 16-18 record and returned to the playoffs after an absence of two years. However, they were eliminated in the first round by the Dream in a basketball gambling upset.