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WNBA Contest 12th August

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Posted: 8/12/2017 6:25:31 AM
Awesome looking card tonight and once again, loving it because the teams are gunning for playoff spots or to hold their playoff spots.. So after last night as well, things are starting to look a little clearer now but the Lynx slipped up in a big way and look lost with no Whalen on the floor. They have not looked good at all. 

1. Lynx
2. Sparks
3. Sun
4. Mystics
5. Liberty (they have the tie-breaker over Mercury)
6. Mercury
7. Wings
8. Sky
9. Storm
10. Dream
11. Fever
12. Stars

So we have the Sun taking on the Wings and no news from my end whether Thomas will play or not. If I was Miller, I wouldn't rush her back as they seem to do ok without her but on the other side of things, maybe he wants her back because maybe he thinks they can still push for 2nd seed. The Wings were hot and cold last game vs Mercury, they were unfortunate not to win that game but now face a tough ask as their next 2 road games are going to be against the Sun.

Fever @ Mystics, I am not interested in this game unless something catches my eye. Mystics still missing their key players and the Fever can almost count their season over already. Maybe the under as both teams may lack points in this one.

Dream @ Stars is another game to maybe just sit back and watch. Stars awesome at home, getting +3 against a B2B Dream team who played last night and played poorly. I thought this game would be a PK at the least but who knows with these 2 teams..

And the final game which I posted yesterday is the Storm @ Mercury. I got the line at -3.5 yesterday. The Storm fired Boucek and the Mercury get Griner back. Must be hard for a coach to come in midway through a road trip and take over. But hey, he might just let this girls plays the way they want too and they might play with a lot more energy now with Boucek gone. They can still make the playoffs but I think Griner will be too much to handle, and with 5th spot on the line and a potential to catch the Mystics in 4th, I have taken the Mercury to win this game and to cover the -3.5.

BOL everyone, standings coming soon. 
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Posted: 8/12/2017 7:05:36 AM
DCGMT 21-9-1 WW  70%
Acecooldog 16-7  69.6%
Yaros227 17-10 LW 63%
Axion 27-16 WWL 62.8%
Indigo 23-15 LW 60.5%
TheWK 17-11 W 60.7% 
Gophishn 21-15 L 58.3%
Gilamonster 22-16-1 LWL 57.9% 
Rickybuckets 23-17-1 WLL 57.5%
Tears47 13-11 L 54.2%
Portugueezer 20-17-2 LWL 54.1%
Jmook2k8 14-12-1 WL 53.8%
AussieDownUnder 17-16-1 WLL  51.5%
Binomial 18-19-1 LL 48.6%  
Tandom 21-23 50% WLL 47.7%
Desertcapper 19-21-1 LW 47.5%
Shakey 9-17-1 WLL 34.6%
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Posted: 8/12/2017 7:07:02 AM
The guys in bold still need to make the minimum of 2 plays this week. Some have made 1 play and Acecooldog yet to make a play this week and the week ends on Sunday. 
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Posted: 8/12/2017 10:38:37 AM
Nice write-ups again, Aussie.

I am gonna tail you and go with PHX -4. I actually do not think that Griner's return is such a good news - first game is usually tricky, but I am mainly fading SEA on the road.

Kinda liking SAS +3 too, but not so sure. The other two dogs also look tasty, but both DAL and Indy are not so good on the road.
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Posted: 8/12/2017 10:58:43 AM
Dal+10.0
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Posted: 8/12/2017 11:08:22 AM
Oz, do you think it matters whether your in 1st place or 8th place going into the WNBA playoffs?
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Posted: 8/12/2017 11:37:08 AM
aussie my friend seattle firing there coach would want to make me play on seattle should be playing a little looser how about that total in Connecticut do we fire under and not watch the game
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Posted: 8/12/2017 12:44:57 PM
Aussie 

You have big balls playing against Seattle. I think those girls were tanking in the 4th quarter just to get the coach fired. It was so obvious if you ask me. I do agree that Phoenix is the better team, but when you poke a dog enough times.... they bite back very hard...   

On paper this looks like a no brainer, especially with grainer back. 

Axion makes a valid point about it being tricky. But axion has been rolling lately so maybe you guys are on to something.

Such a hard game to cap with all those variables.

Good luck guys
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Posted: 8/12/2017 2:02:29 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by masterkush:

Aussie 

You have big balls playing against Seattle. I think those girls were tanking in the 4th quarter just to get the coach fired. It was so obvious if you ask me. I do agree that Phoenix is the better team, but when you poke a dog enough times.... they bite back very hard...   

On paper this looks like a no brainer, especially with grainer back. 

Axion makes a valid point about it being tricky. But axion has been rolling lately so maybe you guys are on to something.


I think I have been at about 50% the past 2-3 weeks or so, I would not count on my hot streak. 

The line is -5 now already. If you like SEA, I'd take them 1H ATS. I might actually do that myself. But I would not necessarily count on them magically snapping out of their 2H issues just b/c of the new coach. Such bad habits are difficult to eradicate.
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Posted: 8/12/2017 2:21:45 PM
dallas Connecticut under 177 analysis I need my head examined
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Posted: 8/12/2017 2:35:33 PM
I agree with you Axion...  I'm looking at Seattle 1st half as well. Great starts but horrible at finishing games.
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Posted: 8/12/2017 3:22:56 PM
Thanks Aussie..Super slammed trying to get my picks in on time.

Tonight I'll take Mercury and Storm over 81.5 1st half.
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Posted: 8/12/2017 5:15:47 PM
Stars +3
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Posted: 8/12/2017 5:52:44 PM
I'm thinking Seattle comes out with pride the rest of the year. PHX playing good without grinder now she's gonna mess it all up as usual lol
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Posted: 8/12/2017 6:07:36 PM
Indiana +8
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Posted: 8/12/2017 7:05:53 PM
Under 178.5 Dallas - CON
too long line
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Posted: 8/12/2017 7:06:15 PM
Under 179 Dallas/Con
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Posted: 8/12/2017 7:07:20 PM
WASH/Ind over 78 1st half
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Posted: 8/12/2017 7:08:07 PM
My pick is also mercury-3,5 (got it at 1.90 on b365 earlier)
Jannuary and Mitchell both out for indiana, so under TT should be Nice.
I'll also take SA if Moriah Jefferson plays
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Posted: 8/12/2017 7:29:19 PM
Mercury -5 
At home better record
Won more games betting against the storm
Thanks for the write up Aussie hope you are right
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Posted: 8/12/2017 8:59:27 PM
ATL VS SA 2H UNDER 80
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Posted: 8/12/2017 9:18:20 PM
Washington need to change home courts or something. Its becoming a joke. Postponed the Sun game because of a leaky roof and now this game has been delayed at half time due to some other issue..
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Posted: 8/13/2017 12:01:48 AM
Good call everyone on Seattle... The sacking of Boucek was exactly what these girls wanted and they are showing that they can play ball and are shooting lights out tonight. Completely misread how the sacking would be on this team. They could easily go on a late run now and push for playoffs. 
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Posted: 8/13/2017 12:19:46 AM
Playoff standings now..

1. Lynx 
2. Sparks 
3. Sun 
4, Mystics
5. Liberty 538% 
6. Mercury 518% 
7. Wings 448%
8. Sky 407% 
9. Storm 407% 
10. Dream 357% 
11. Fever 321% 
12. Stars 241%




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Posted: 8/13/2017 12:24:51 AM
Any plays for Sunday? Sparks vs Liberty
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