WNBA DFS picks and lineup tips for Tuesday, August 9th

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  • Seattle Storm in Chicago skies
  • Atlanta Dream at Las Vegas Aces
  • Connecticut Sun at Los Angeles Sparks

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Seattle Storm at Chicago Sky (-4.5)

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Seattle and Chicago tap 165.5 with over/under at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Breanna Stewart has made two consecutive 30-point performances for the first time during the season, including a season-high 35 points on Sunday. Since the All-Star break (10 games), the former MVP has averaged 23.9 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 51.6 percent from the field and 46.0 percent from three. Sue Bird has been a fickle goalscorer this season, but of late she’s regained her aggressiveness, averaging 10.4 points and 6.6 assists in her last five games. After finishing in double figures in 10 of 11 games, Jewell Loyd fell flat in Sunday’s loss to the Aces, scoring just one point (0-6 FG) in 30 minutes. Before her dud, she had averaged 15.5 points in her last 11 appearances, but shot just 37.9 percent from the field during that stretch. In her last five games, Gabby Williams has averaged 9.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.6 steals and has six assists — her highest total since June 14. At center, Tina Charles has tied seven straight starts and averaged 14.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks during that stretch.

Courtney Vandersloot has been productive since returning from five games with a concussion, tallying 15.6 points, 8.2 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals in her last five appearances. Her backcourt colleague Allie Quigley was also solid during that span, averaging 15.2 points per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field. Candace Parker missed three games through illness and was restricted in back-to-back contests after being cleared for action, but she bounced back strongly on Sunday, averaging 18 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal cross in 33 minutes. However, Kahleah Copper is arguably Chicago’s most consistent producer since the All-Star break, averaging 17.9 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in her last 11 games. Azura Stevens has 11.3 points and 5.2 rebounds in her last six games, but her playing time will be reduced after Parker returns to full strength. At center, Emma Meesseman has had at least 10 points and five assists in four straight games, averaging 12.3 points, 5.0 assists, and 4.3 rebounds during that stretch.

Atlanta dream at Las Vegas Aces (-12.5)

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Las Vegas

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Atlanta

Las Vegas

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Atlanta and Las Vegas tie at 10 p.m. ET with the over/under set at 167.5, the highest on the three-game chart.

Monique Billings (ankle), Kristy Wallace (COVID-19) and Tiffany Hayes (ankle) are all expected to be play deciders on Tuesday, but even if they return to action they will likely be limited anyway. Watch out for Rhyne Howard (20.1 points per game in her last eight appearances) to continue leading for Atlanta, while Cheyenne Parker, Naz Hillmon, Aari McDonald and Maya Caldwell provide solid secondary support. In the backcourt, McDonald and Caldwell have both outperformed starter Erica Wheeler and are set for extended roles during the stretch run, especially when Hayes and Wallace are pausing. On the frontcourt, Parker (13.4 points and 6.3 rebounds in their last seven games) and Hillmon (7.5 points and 7.7 rebounds in their last 10 contests) have been consistent, trustworthy contributors.

Las Vegas continues to rely heavily on its Core Four (Kelsey Plum, Chelsea Gray, Jackie Young and A’ja Wilson) for most of the team’s production. In their last six games, Plum has averaged 20.5 points, while Gray has averaged 14.5 points, 6.3 assists and 1.9 steals since the All-Star break (11 games). On the frontcourt, Young has averaged 14.4 points and 5.1 rebounds in her last nine appearances, while Wilson has averaged 21.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.8 steals in her last 21 contests. Kiah Stokes recently replaced Dearica Hamby as the fifth starter, but the former is not a likely candidate to fill the box score. Riquna Williams continues to be a sporadic producer off the bench, but she has remained scoreless twice in her last three games.

Connecticut Sun (-8.5) at Los Angeles Sparks

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Connecticut and Los Angeles tie at 10:30 p.m. ET with the over/under set at 158.5, the lowest on the three-game chart.

Alyssa Thomas was Connecticut’s most prolific producer over the eight games, recording 15.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.5 steals during that stretch. However, Jonquel Jones, who has recorded three straight double-doubles, has also started to pick up steam after working her way back from an absence due to COVID-19. DeWanna Bonner has averaged 14.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists in her last seven games, but her performance has been somewhat spotty during that stretch — she has twice over-20 points while also not going into doubles . Brionna Jones has hit double digits in 12 straight games (four starts), averaging 14.1 points and 5.3 rebounds over that span. In backcourt, Courtney Williams (12.9 points and 5.0 rebounds in the last seven appearances) was the only consistent performance, while Natisha Hiedeman and DiJonai Carrington showed flashes but mostly sporadically. Odyssey Sims recently signed a seven-day contract with Connecticut and scored 13 points in 18 minutes off the bench in her second game with the team, but her role in the future remains unclear.

Chiney Ogwumike has missed three straight games with a facial injury but is considered a doubt for Tuesday’s competition. Nneka Ogwumike has hit double digits in 25 straight games, averaging 19.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.4 steals. Katie Lou Samuelson has responded with back-to-back double-digit scoring performances after averaging just 10 points (4-17 FG) in the Sparks’ first two games in August. In 26 starts this season, she has averaged 10.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists. In backcourt, Brittney Sykes has 20+ straight points and double-digit goals in five straight competitions. Jordin Canada posted a season-high Sunday with 12 assists and has at least 8 assists in each of their last three games. Lexie Brown has also been aggressive lately, hitting double figures in back-to-back contests from the bench.

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