WNBA betting tips for Thursday's playoff games

Elena Delle Donne could be the x-factor for the Mystics tonight against the Storm. Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images

Each day of the WNBA playoffs, our team of betting experts break down each matchup and offer their betting tips.

All odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook. Times are ET.

Eric Moody details what to look for today:

Dallas Wings at Connecticut Sun
8 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.

Line: Sun (-9.5)
Money line: Sun (-550), Wings (+400)
Total: 163.5 points
BPI Win%: Sun (79.2%)

Questionable: Isabelle Harrison (shoulder)

Ruled Out: Bria Hartley

Moody's pick: Sun -9.5

It is difficult to fade the Sun in this matchup. Connecticut closed out the regular season with an 8-2 record and over that time frame they ranked first in offensive rating (112.7) and second in defensive rating (96.8). The Wings won two out of three games they played against Sun during the regular season, so Connecticut will have to display maximum effort tonight. The Sun are undefeated against the spread over their past five games.

Washington Mystics at Seattle Storm
10 p.m., Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle

Line: Storm (-3.5)
Money line: Mystics (+143), Storm (-170)
Total: 159.5 points
BPI Win%: Storm (67.5%)

Questionable: Tianna Hawkins, Natasha Cloud

Moody's pick: Mystics +3.5

The Mystics are an excellent defensive team, ranking first in defensive rating. Elena Delle Donne will be the X-factor for Washington tonight. The Mystics are 18-7 when Delle Donne is on the court and only 4-7 without her. Washington went 11-7 against the spread in road games during the regular season.