WNBA fantasy and betting tips for Thursday

Alyssa Thomas is averaging 18 points per game for the Sun. M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire

Each day of the WNBA season, our team of fantasy and betting experts breaks down every game on the slate, making note of everything from injuries and lineup changes to recent trends and more.

All odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook.

Here's what to look for during Thursday's slate:

Dallas Wings at Connecticut Sun
7 p.m. ET, Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut

Line: Suns -7.5
Money line: Wings (+260), Sun (-300)
Total: 159.5 points

Ruled out: Kiara Smith (knee)

Fantasy need to know: The Sun backcourt has been reconfigured, with Jasmine Thomas now out for the season due to a knee injury. Natisha Hiedeman (available in 92.6% of leagues) moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday. In her last four games, she has averaged 11.3 PPG, 3.5 APG, 2.0 SPG, 2.3 3PG and 1.5 RPG in 21.5 MPG.

For the Wings, Isabelle Harrison (available in 52.4% of leagues) and Kayla Thornton continue to start over formerly presumptive starters Teaira McCowan and Satou Sabally, both of whom began the season with overseas commitments. Thornton has alternated double-digits in rebounds or points in six straight games now, while Harrison is a nightly double-double threat who has averaged 11.7 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 2.2 APG, 1.0 SPG and 0.5 BPG in 27.7 MPG over her last six outings.

Best bet: Sun -7.5

The Sun and Wings just played, and the Wings won by eight points in an upset. This will be the third team that the Sun has played twice and, in both other instances, the Sun performed dramatically better in the second game, with net gains in scoring margin of 29 and 13 points, respectively. Similarly, the Sun are the second team the Wings have played twice, and the first time around their scoring margin decreased by 24 points from the first game to the second. This shapes up as a bounce-back game for the Sun, and I think they win comfortably. -- André Snellings