WNBA fantasy and betting tips for Sunday

Sylvia Fowles, who will retire at season's end, has 378 more rebounds than Tina Charles, who is No. 2 on the all-time rebounding list. David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images

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. Times are ET.

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


Connecticut Sun at Atlanta Dream
3 p.m., Gateway Center Arena, Atlanta


Line: Sun (-8)
Money line: Sun (-400), Dream (+310)
Total: 160.5 points
BPI Projected Total: points
BPI Win%: Sun (64.6%)

BPI Win Prediction: Sun (64.6%)

Questionable: None

Ruled Out: Erica Wheeler (Foot), Kristy Wallace (Concussion), Tiffany Hayes (Knee), Nia Coffey (Knee), Kia Vaughn (Illness)

Fantasy need to know: Alyssa Thomas is one of the biggest triple-double threats in the WNBA, with at least eight assists and/or eight rebounds in nine of her last 11 games. She appears due for a big game, with averages of 6.0 PPG, 5.8 RPG and 5.5 APG in her last four outings after averaging 12.1 PPG, 9.6 RPG and 7.0 APG in the seven previous games. Natisha Hiedeman (available in 88.7% of leagues) has found her shooting touch of late, with two double-digit scoring outings in her last four games and averages of 10.8 PPG on 50.0 FG% with 1.8 3PG during that stretch after averaging only 6.6 PPG on 39.1 FG% with 1.0 3PG in the previous seven.

AD Durr (available in 94.5% of leagues) has been on fire off the bench in the last two weeks as the Dream have dealt with injuries in the backcourt. Durr has scored at least 21 points, with at least 30 fantasy points in three of their last four games, and with the top three guards on the Dream depth chart all out again Sunday, Durr has another opportunity to play well. Aari McDonald (available in 55.5% of leagues) is the other Dream guard whose production has increased most during this time of injury. She has started the last five games, and averaged 15.8 PPG, 4.8 APG, 2.2 RPG, 1.4 SPG and 1.0 3PG in 35.8 MPG during that stretch.

Best bet: Over 160.5 points

The Sun have played in three straight low-scoring games, where they and their opponents have combined for fewer than 160.5 points. However, they'd combined to go over 160.5 points in six of their seven previous games, including a 105-92 win over the Dream less than two weeks ago. The Dream, meanwhile, have been playing high-scoring games consistently for the last couple of weeks, combining with their opponents to go over 160.5 in four of their last five outings. - Andre Snellings


Minnesota Lynx at Chicago Sky
6 p.m., Wintrust Arena, Chicago


Line: Sky (-6)
Money line: Sky (-260), Lynx (+210)
Total: 169.5 points
BPI Projected Total: points
BPI Win%: Sky (68.5%)

BPI Win Prediction: Sky (68.5%)

Questionable: None

Ruled Out: None

Game time decision: Sylvia Fowles (knee), Kahleah Copper (back)

Fantasy need to know: Sylvia Fowles (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday. She returned to game action with a 14-point/10-rebound double-double in 22 minutes of action, after having sat the previous five games with the injury. Fowles' return spelled the end of Nikolina Milic's hardship deal with the Lynx, so Milic has become a free agent after a successful run with the team. Moriah Jefferson (available in 73.0% of leagues) has been the hottest player on the Lynx of late, averaging 18.7 PPG, 7.0 APG, 3.0 RPG and 2.7 3PG in her last three outings.

Copper is listed as probable on Sunday with a "minor" back injury. Though she is expected to play, she's coming off consecutive poor offensive performances in which she's averaged 8.5 PPG on 33.3 FG%. The Sky won both of those games, in large part because Azura Stevens (available in 52.8% of leagues) popped for 17 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 3.0 3PG, 1.5 SPG and 1.0 BPG in 23.5 MPG off the bench.

Best bet: Sky -6.0

The defending champion Sky are the hottest team in the WNBA, winners of eight of their last 10 games with a +6.0 PPG scoring margin during that stretch. The Lynx have won two straight games against the Mercury, but lost seven of eight games prior and enter the game with the second-worst record in the league. -Snellings