Date/Time: 07-12-2018 19:00 EDT
Spread: Indiana Fever +4.5
The second-worse teams of each conference are clashing in this game, when the second-worse in the East Indiana Fever (6-10), who have won only once in their last 6 games, are hosting the second-worse in the West Los Angeles Sparks (7-7), who are looking to bounce back after their latest defeat as well.
Indiana Fever have a 6-10 record (9-7 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the East. They have lost five of their last six matches and in their last game they lost at home against Las Vegas with a 71-74 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kelsey Mitchell with 14.4 ppg, followed by Candice Dupree with 12.2 ppg and 6.3 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersLos Angeles Sparks have a 7-7 record (6-7-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the West. In their last game they saw a three-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against Dallas with a 62-74 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Nneka Ogwumike with 14.9 ppg, adding a team high 9.3 boards per game. She is followed by Chelsea Gray with 13.3 ppg, 3.8 boards and a team high 5.4 dimes per game.
In their three meetings last season the Sparks led the Fever 2-1 wins, winning the only road game with a 70-87 score. Fever are 2-5 at home so far season, while the Sparks are 3-5 on the road. Sparks are better offensively, scoring 78.1 ppg to Fever’s 77.5, while Fever are better defensively, allowing 78.2 ppg to Sparks’ 79.4. Fever have a better field goal percentage (42.5% to 41.2%), while Sparks have a better 3-point percentage (35.9% to 34.6%). Sparks are better in dimes made (17.8 to 16.7) and in boards grabbed (36.1 to 35.1), while Fever are better in turnovers committed (13 to 15.5). Bookmakers give the Sparks a -4.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds as the hosts will surely force a closer game than that.
Los Angeles Sparks vs Indiana Fever Prediction: Indiana Fever +4.5 (-112)