The Dream picked up a nice win on Tuesday morning to improve to 3-1 on the season.
The Atlanta Dream of the WNBA improved to 3-1 on the season with a road win in New York on Tuesday. The Dream entered the game as 7.5-point underdogs, however they posted a 6-point overtime victory, beating the spread by a full 13 points. That has to be a little head turning for those looking for an underdog to back. Currently Atlanta sit first in the Eastern Conference at what still has to be called an early point in the season.
However what cannot be ignored with Atlanta is that they now have victories over the top-two betting favorites to win the Eastern Conference. Before beating the New York Liberty on Tuesday, the Dream defeated the Chicago Sky over the weekend. These developments should see Atlanta’s odds shortening in the future, with Ladbrokes currently offering a 10/1 line on the Dream winning the east this season.
However, the best angle on this team appears to be in the outright markets. For example betway offer 33/1 on Atlanta to win everything this season, odds that have to be considered long. I think odds of 33/1 to win outright are better than odds of 10/1 to win the conference, even with the extra event that has to go in your favor. Unfortunately the firm does not offer each-way options on the market at this time, meaning that there would be no consolation to a runner-up finish.
Overall I am more partial to the Dream in the East than in the outright market because of the strong teams in the west. However, I think the best angle on the Atlanta Dream right now is to go with shorter odds with William Hill in the outright market. The Dream are currently priced at 28/1 but the firm, unlike betway, offers half odds for placing 1-2. 14/1 to win the conference is a better move than 10/1, even if the outright component ends up missing.
If it’s all a little confusing then just take the recommendation below without thinking too hard. The Dream will be back in action on Friday against the Dallas Wings with a chance to improve to 4-1 on the season.
1.5-pt bet on the Atlanta Dream to win the WNBA title at 28 to 1 each-way (1/2, 1-2 terms)