Date/Time: 08-20-2018 19:00 EDT
Spread: Indiana Fever -4
Two of the worse squads currently in the East are clashing today, when the third-worse Indiana Fever (9-17), looking to bounce back after their latest defeat, are hosting the second-worse New York Liberty (8-18), who are struggling mightily having won only once in their last twelve games.
Indiana Fever have a 9-17 record (11-14-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in fourth place of the Eastern Conference. They have lost two of their last three matches and in their last game they lost on the road against Washington with a 68-107 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kelsey Mitchell with 12.7 ppg, followed by Erica Wheeler with 11.7 ppg and a team high 5.3 dimes per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersNew York Liberty have an 8-18 record (9-16-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the Eastern Conference. They have lost 11 of their last 12 matches and in their last game they lost on the road against Phoenix with a 72-78 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tina Charles with 17.5 ppg, adding a team high 7.7 boards per game. She is followed by Kia Nurse with 14 ppg.
The Fever have won both previous meetings against the Dream this season (at home by 15 points and on the road by one). Fever are 5-8 at home so far season, while the Liberty are 4-10 on the road. Both teams are almost equal offensively, scoring 77 and 76.8 ppg, while Fever are better defensively, allowing 80.8 ppg to Liberty’s 84. Fever have better percentages both in field goals (42% to 41.2%) and in 3-pointers (33.9% to 32%). Liberty on the other hand are better in dimes made (19 to 16.6), while Fever are better in turnovers committed (13.8 to 15.9) and both teams are almost equal in boards grabbed (34.7 to 34.6). Bookmakers give the Fever a -4 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.
New York Liberty vs Indiana Fever Prediction: Indiana Fever -4 (-109)