Date/Time: 07-21-2018 18:00 EDT
Spread: Chicago Sky -6.5
In this all-Eastern battle between two teams on opposite trajectories, the Chicago Sky (10-8), looking to extend their current small winning streak, are hosting the struggling Indiana Fever (6-13), who on the other hand have won only once in their last 9 games and want to bounce back today.
Chicago Sky have a 10-8 record (10-7-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the third place of the Eastern Conference. They have won four of their last five matches and in their last game they won at home against Atlanta with a 77-76 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Diamond DeShields with 15.3 ppg, adding 5.8 boards per game. She is followed by Alli Quigley with 12.8 ppg, adding 3.3 boards and 3.1 dimes per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersIndiana Fever have a 6-13 record (10-9 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the Eastern Conference. They have lost eight of their last nine matches and in their last game they lost at home against Washington with an 88-95 score in overtime, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kelsey Mitchell with 13.6 ppg, followed by Erica Wheeler with 11.9 ppg and a team high 5.5 dimes per game.
In their two previous meetings earlier this season each team won once on the road (Sky by 6 points and Fever by 7). Sky are 7-3 at home so far season, while the Fever are 4-5 on the road. Sky are better offensively, scoring 79.9 ppg to Fever’s 77.6, while both teams are almost equal defensively, allowing 79.6 and 79.8 ppg. Sky have better percentages both in field goals (44.2% to 42.4%) and in 3-pointers (35.8% to 33.6%). They are also better in dimes made (21 to 16.5) and in boards grabbed (36.3 to 35.6), while Fever are better in turnovers committed (13.4 to 15.5). Bookmakers give the Sky a -6.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds against an inferior Fever squad.
Indiana Fever vs Chicago Sky Prediction: Chicago Sky -6.5 (-109)