Betting on the WNBA doesn’t differ from betting on the NBA or college basketball. Your best option is still betting the point spread, but you can also find great value at times betting the moneyline, the OVER/UNDER and even futures and props.
Even though this is the case, WNBA wagering isn’t popular — it pales in comparison to money bet on the NBA and college hoops. This isn’t a bad thing, because it can make it exploitable since it’s not at the top of the list of the sports that oddsmakers keep a close eye on.
Follow WNBA Line Movements
The low bettor turnout rate for the WNBA gives it a different look for sports bettors than more popular options. With the NBA, college hoops and the NFL, you usually don’t want your money to follow the line movements. If a line moves in any of those sports, it’s because the public is behind it — and no offense to the public but usually they bet with their hearts more than with their brains.
Since the WNBA betting pool is so much smaller, when a WNBA line moves, that usually means there’s smart money behind it. If someone is betting on the WNBA, they’re usually taking their time to make smart bets with information backing them.
Because of this, whenever you see a WNBA line move at a sportsbook, that tends to mean that’s where the educated bettors are going and you should jump on board before the oddsmakers really figure out what’s going on and move the line even more and break up any advantage you might have had.
Take Advantage of the Sportsbooks
It isn’t often that sportsbooks make mistakes with their odds, but if it’s going to happen, a low-profile league like the WNBA — where the books aren’t spending a lot of time — is where it’s going to occur the most. Look for these openings and take advantage. Even if you’re not a fan of the WNBA, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to make some money off the WNBA betting lines every season.