WNBA Season Kicks Off Tonight

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The 2024 WNBA season gets underway tonight as eight of the league’s 12 teams play. All eyes will be on the game in Connecticut. The Sun will play host to the Indiana Fever and rookie Caitlin Clark. Clark made her WNBA debut in the preseason. In her last game, she scored 12 points, had 8 rebounds, and 6 assists. Clark alone will draw more viewers to the WNBA this season. 

The Las Vegas Aces are the two-time defending WNBA champions. They will host Phoenix tonight. A’ja Wilson, a two-time WNBA MVP, returns after winning the WNBA Finals MVP last season. She was also last year’s WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. 

WNBA Season Kicks Off Tonight
A’ja Wilson is back to lead the two-time defending WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces.

The Aces are favored by 15.5 points tonight over the Mercury, who finished 9-31 last season an dead last in the WNBA standings. Diana Taurasi returns to Phoenix at 41 years of age. The big news for the Mercury was Brittany Griner returning to the team. She’ll be out tonight though. Griner has a fractured toe.

Fergie Putting on a Show

Robert Ferguson has done it again. The Sports Hub expert put his talents on display on Sunday with a perfect 4-0 day with his picks. Yesterday, Fergie went 4-1 to lead all of our handicappers once again. 

WNBA Season Kicks Off Tonight
Robert Ferguson leads once again!

We have some familiar faces and one new face among the Top-5. Sas Insider continues to wreak havoc on sportsbooks and Sports Hub’s Computer Picks even got in on the action yesterday.

Here’s a recap.

  • Fergie rules again: Robert Ferguson went 4-1 yesterday. He hit both of his NBA picks again and took home $380 to lead all cappers. Fergie is now 11-3 over the last three days and has $840 in profits. That’s No. 1 on the 3-day leaderboard. 
  • Pick ‘em Scotty: Scott’s Picks made three pick yesterday and nailed them all. He hit the Blue Jays at +143 to upset Baltimore. For his efforts, Scott added $343 to his bankroll.
  • Back in the Top-5: It’s been a minute, but Sports Central is back near the top of the daily leaderboard. Yesterday, SC went 4-1 and picked up $306 in profits. 
  • All hail the Sas Insider: Even when Sas Insider isn’t on top of his game, he’s still pretty damn good. Yesterday, Sas Insider went 7-5 and still won $201. The Insider remains at the top of the 7-day leaderboard ($2505) and 30-day leaderboard ($5799).
WNBA Season Kicks Off Tonight
Sas Insider is still killing it!
  • New guy on the board: Three cappers tied at 2-0 and $200 yesterday. Kyle Parker and our own Computer Picks were two. The third is a new guy, Christopher Costigan. Chris comes to us from our friends at Gambling911.com. Over the past three days, Chris has added $400 to his bankroll.

Busy Day in Sports

Yesterday was actually a pretty busy day in sports. We saw the Oklahoma City Thunder even up their playoff series. The New York Rangers found a way to prolong their series. The Detroit Lions signed a star and Caitlin Clark’s college basketball coach made the news. 

Here’s what is trending today.

  • NBA playoff recap: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 34 points and Oklahoma City rallied to defeat Dallas last night 100-96 in Game 4 of their playoff series. The series is now tied at 2-2. Boston took Cleveland’s best shot and beat the Cavs 109-102 behind 33 points from Jayson Tatum. The Celtics lead the series 3-1 with Game 5 in Boston tomorrow night.
  • Rangers drop second straight: The New York Rangers built a 3-0 series lead against Carolina. The Rangers lost 4-1 last night at home to take the series to Game 6 in Carolina. New York had a 1-0 lead entering last night’s fourth quarter.
  • Bluder to retire: If you don’t know Lisa Bluder, you’re not alone. The only reason anyone does know her is Caitlin Clark. Bluder served as Clark’s head coach at Iowa. Bluder will retire after serving 24 seasons as the Hawkeyes head coach. She is the winningest coach in Big Ten history. Her long-time assistant Jan Jensen will take over as Iowa’s new head coach.
  • Lions sign Goff to extension: Detroit QB Jared Goff has signed a four-year, $212 million contract extension with the Lions. The contract includes $170 million guaranteed. Over the past two seasons, Goff ranks in the top-4 of the NFL in passing yards (9,013) and passing touchdowns (59).

WNBA on the Tuesday Schedule

The WNBA begins its season tonight. The NBA has two crucial Game 5s tonight. Indiana-New York and Minnesota-Denver are both tied at 2-2. In an NBA playoff series tied at 2-all, the winner of Game 5 goes on to win the series more than 80 percent of the time. That’s why tonight’s game is key.

There’s more on today’s schedule. Let’s check it out.

  1. WNBA kickoff: The league gets underway tonight with eight games on the schedule. As mentioned, all eyes will be on Caitlin Clark and Indiana as they travel to play the Connecticut Sun. The Sun are 6.5-point favorites.
  1. NBA postseason: The New York Knicks return home to take on Indiana after having lost two in a row to the Pacers. The Knicks are favored by three. The other game pits Denver returning home where they lost the first two games of the series against Minnesota. The Nuggets are favored by 4.5 tonight.
  2. NHL playoffs: The Florida Panthers can end their series with Boston with a win tonight at home. The Panthers are a big -215 favorite to do exactly that. Tonight’s other NHL playoff matchup has Vancouver at Edmonton in Game 4 of that series. Vancouver leads 2-1.
  3. Premier League, LaLiga play today: Both of these elite leagues are nearing the ends of their regular seasons. Tottenham Hotspur hosts Manchester City in the Premier League today. There are three matches in Spain’s LaLiga. Real Madrid, which is first in the standings by a wide margin, hosts Alaves today.
  4. Baseball: As usual on a Tuesday, MLB has a full slate of games on the schedule. It all starts with the Phillies at the Mets at 1:10 p.m. The day closes with the Dodgers and Giants in San Francisco at 9:45 p.m.
  5. Tennis: The men and women are playing in the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. It’s Round 4 action for the men today. No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev takes on No. 14 Tommy Paul. The women have reached the quarterfinals. Favorite and top seed Iga Swiatek faces Madison Keys in one quarterfinal and No. 3 Coco Gauff takes on No. 7 Zheng Qinwen.

Enjoy the first day of the WNBA season. Sports Hub will be your home for WNBA picks all season long. Our handicappers have dozens of picks for today’s sports in the system already. More will be added throughout the day. Make sure you check the members’ area daily and get on board the Sports Hub money train!