WNBA betting: Top 3 trends from the first half

As the WNBA regular season resumes its schedule with the New York Liberty at the Washington Mystics Thursday, we thought we'd look back at some big betting trends from the first half of the season.

Under Siege

The biggest trend in the first half of the regular season was certainly games playing under the total. League wide, the collective over/under record was 40-63-2. That means the 'under' is playing at a nice clip of 61.2 percent in games thus far. It's certainly worth following this trend to see if the pattern continues.

It Was All A Dream

The Atlanta Dream are the best home team when it comes to covering the spread. The Dream posted excellent 8-0 straight up and 7-1 ATS records at home in the first half of the season. Atlanta plays will open the second of the schedule with a pair of road games, but will resume their home slate on August 11 when the New York Liberty come to town.

Mercury Rising

The Phoenix Mercury were the hottest squad against the spread heading into the All-Star break covering in three straight games. Phoenix is the highest scoring squad in the league averaging 83.1 points per game, but also has the worst defense allowing 85.2 points per contest. The Mercury were 8-10 ATS in their 18 games prior to the All-Star break. They open their second half of the season at the Seattle Storm on August 1.

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