Date/Time: 08-03-2018 19:00 EDT
Spread: Indiana Fever +3
Two squads sitting on the bottom three places of their respective conference are clashing today, when the second-worse in the East Indiana Fever (7-15), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the third-worse in the West Minnesota Lynx (10-10), who on the other hand have won once in their last 5 and want to bounce back today.
Indiana Fever have a 7-15 record (10-12 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the Eastern Conference. In their last game they snapped a six-game losing streak by winning at home against Atlanta with a 61-59 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kelsey Mitchell with 12.4 ppg, followed by Erica Wheeler with 12.4 ppg and a team high 5.7 dimes per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersMinnesota Lynx have a 10-10 record (11-8-1 ATS) so far this season and are currently tied with Phoenix in the fourth place of the Western Conference. They have lost four of their last five matches and in their last game they lost at home against Washington with a 71-79 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Odyssey Sims with 14.7 ppg, adding 3.6 boards and a team high 5.3 dimes per game. She is followed by Sylvia Fowles with 14.5 ppg and a team high 9.8 boards per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Lynx won on the road with a 74-78 score. Fever are 3-8 at home so far season, while the Lynx are 4-5 on the road. Fever are better offensively, scoring 76.5 ppg to Lynx’s 75.8, while Lynx are better defensively, allowing 74.8 ppg to Fever’s 79.3. Lynx have a better field goal percentage (43.4% to 41.7%), while Fever have a better 3-point percentage (33.5% to 32.7%). Lynx are better in dimes made (19.4 to 16.3), while Fever are better both in turnovers committed (13.6 to 16.6) and in boards grabbed (35.5 to 35). Bookmakers give the Lynx a -3 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road win.
Minnesota Lynx vs Indiana Fever Prediction: Minnesota Lynx -3 (-108)