Date/Time: 08-08-2018 19:00 EDT
Spread: Washington Mystics -14
Two squads sitting on mirror sides of the Eastern Conference table are clashing today, when the 2nd Washington Mystics (15-7), looking to bounce back after their latest defeat, are hosting the second-worse Indiana Fever (8-15), who on the other hand want to extend their current small winning streak.
Washington Mystics have a 15-7 record (12-10 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the Eastern Conference. In their last game they saw a five-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against Phoenix with an 82-103 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Elena Delle Donne with 18.8 ppg, adding a team high 8.2 boards per game. She is followed by Kristi Toliver with 13.5 ppg and a team high 5.7 dimes per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersIndiana Fever have an 8-15 record (11-12 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the Eastern Conference. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won at home against Minnesota with an 86-75 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kelsey Mitchell with 12.7 ppg, followed by Erica Wheeler with 11.9 ppg and a team high 5.5 dimes per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Mystics won on the road with an 88-95 score in overtime. Mystics are 6-3 at home so far season, while the Fever are 4-7 on the road. Mystics are better both offensively, scoring a league-best of 87.2 ppg to Fever’s 76.9 and defensively, allowing 78.2 ppg to Fever’s 79.1. They also have better percentages both in field goals (46.2% to 42%) and in 3-pointers (35.2% to 33.3%). Mystics are better both in dimes made (21.6 to 16.6) and in turnovers committed (11.4 to 13.8), while Fever are better in boards grabbed (35.2 to 33.4). Bookmakers give the Mystics a -14 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds as the guests will surely force a closer game than that.
Indiana Fever vs Washington Mystics Prediction: Indiana Fever +14 (-108)