Raise your hand if you had the Minnesota Lynx and New York Liberty being a combined 4-8 after the first full week in June. Yeah, put your hand down you liar. It’s been an interesting season to say the least over the first few weeks and that is reflected in team’s performances in relation to the spreads.
While wins and losses are obviously what the teams are concerned about, if you are putting any money down on these games, the spread info is what you need. With the season roughly a quarter of the way through, here is an update on how teams are performing against the spread.
While being declared the favorite by Vegas is nice, it doesn’t mean anything if you can’t win by as much as you’re suppose to. Take the Lynx for example: in their seven games this season, they were the favorite in six of them. Their record in terms of covering as a favorite? 0-6. In fact, Minnesota has yet to cover in any game so far this season so not only are their fans concerned, so is anyone backing them with their wallets. As of today, here is how the teams stack up as a favorite (reminder that these are their records in terms of covering the spread. It has nothing to do with if they won or lost the game):
Los Angles: 3-0
New York: 2-2
Chicago: 0-0-1 (a push with Vegas)
Las Vegas: N/A
Favorites combined record: 16-21-1