Well, it was a tale of two series. The outmanned Minnesota Lynx caught a couple of bad breaks, and were comprehensively hammered by the Seattle Storm 92-71 to get swept 3-0 in their semifinal. Playing without Sylvia Fowles was certainly a problem, but I’m not sure it would have made a difference, although certainly, the Storm wouldn’t have broken out the brooms. They just had too much depth. In the other semifinal, though, we got a decisive Game 5 on our hand. The Aces responded with their backs against the wall with their best game of the series, winning 84-75 and tying the series at two.
Tonight’s game is the deciding Game 5 and it should be more of the same, two teams that are evenly matched. The game is on ESPN2 at 7:30 EDT and the Aces opened as -4 (o158.5) before dropping to -3.5 (o158.5), the least they’ve been favored all series. The Penn oddsmakers are obviously expecting a close game. I’m not sure it will be. I think the Sun have scrambled this entire series, but the Aces have more talent, and in one game for all the marbles? I think talent wins out.
THE PICK: Aces -3.5
Coming off a 2-0 day to right the WNBA Playoffs ship on Sunday, I’m looking forward to this game, and to a Seattle v Vegas/Connecticut final! Remember, if you’re not letting these ladies make money for you, you’re just not making smart financial decisions. Of course if you’re in PA, make sure to download the Barstool Sportsbook App. You get a free $500 credit to use when you sign up. No brainer.