Date/Time: 07-19-2018 19:00 EDT
Spread: Indiana Fever +7.5
In this all-Eastern battle between two teams sitting on mirror sides of the conference, the second-worse Indiana Fever (6-12), who are struggling having won only once in their last 8 games, are hosting the second-best Washington Mystics (9-6), who are looking to end their current losing streak and return to the winning ways as well.
Indiana Fever have a 6-12 record (9-9 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the Eastern Conference. They have lost seven of their last eight matches and in their last game they lost at home against Connecticut with a 63-76 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kelsey Mitchell with 14 ppg, followed by Candice Dupree with 11.7 ppg and 5.8 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersWashington Mystics have a 9-6 record (8-7 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the Eastern Conference. They have three consecutive losses and in their last game they lost at home against Las Vegas with an 81-85 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Elena Delle Donne with 15.8 ppg, adding a team high 8.2 boards per game. She is followed by Kristi Toliver with 12.1 ppg and a team high 5.7 dimes per game.
The Mystics won all three meetings against the Fever last season, winning both road games by an average of 11.5 points. Fever are 2-7 at home so far season, while the Mystics are 5-3 on the road. Mystics are better both offensively, scoring a league-best of 84.8 ppg to Fever’s 77.1 and defensively, allowing 76.8 ppg to Fever’s 78.8. They also have a better field goal percentage (44.7% to 42.4%), while Fever have a better 3-point percentage (33.6% to 33.1%). Mystics are better both in dimes made (20.5 to 16.6) and in turnovers committed (11.3 to 13.4), while Fever are better in boards grabbed (35.2 to 32.1). Bookmakers give the Mystics a -7.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road win.
Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever Prediction: Washington Mystics -7.5 (-109)