Date/Time: 06-28-2018 22:00 EDT
Spread: Phoenix Mercury -5.5
In this battle between two teams sitting on the bottom three places of each conference, the second-worse in the West Phoenix Mercury (3-5), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the third-worse in the East Indiana Fever (5-7), who on the other hand have won only once in their last 5 games and want to bounce back tonight.
Phoenix Mercury have a 3-5 record (3-4-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the West. In their last game they snapped a three-game losing streak by winning at home against Los Angeles with an 82-72 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by DeWanna Bonner with 20.9 ppg, adding 3.4 dimes and a team high 8.3 boards per game. She is followed by Brittney Griner with 16.4 ppg and 7.4 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersIndiana Fever have a 5-7 record (6-6 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the fourth place of the East. They have lost four of their last five matches and in their last game they lost at home against Minnesota with a 74-78 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kelsey Mitchell with 14.8 ppg, followed by Erica Wheeler with 12.8 ppg and a team high 5.8 dimes per game.
In their previous meetings earlier this season the Mercury won on the road with an 87-94 score. Mercury are 2-1 at home so far season, while the Fever are 3-3 on the road. Fever are better offensively, scoring 77.2 ppg to Mercury’s 72.9, while Mercury are better defensively, allowing 76.8 ppg to Fever’s 77.4. Fever have a better field goal percentage (42.6% to 40.5%), while Mercury have a better 3-point percentage (35% to 33.8%). Both teams are almost equal in dimes made (16.5 to 16.3) and in turnovers committed (13.7 to 13.8), while Fever are better in boards grabbed (35.2 to 31.9). Vegas odds give the Mercury a -5.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home win tonight.
Indiana Fever vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction: Phoenix Mercury -5.5 (-109)