Indiana Fever vs. Washington Mystics - 7/17/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Mystics (6-6) vs. Indiana Fever (8-6)
WNBA Basketball: Friday July 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Mystics -3 -- Over/Under: 152.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, Monumental
The Indiana Fever and Washington Mystics play Friday night at the Verizon Center.
The Indiana Fever look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Indiana Fever are averaging 79.3 points on 43.7 percent shooting and are allowing 78.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Marissa Coleman is averaging 13.1 points and 4.1 rebounds while Tamika Catchings is averaging 13.1 points and 7.5 rebounds. Lynetta Kizer is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and Briann January is dishing 3.4 assists. The Indiana Fever have topped 80 points in three straight games and are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc. The Fever are 3-2 SU on the road and have won their last three away from home. Shenise Johnson is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Washington Mystics need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 72.2 points on 40.7 percent shooting and are allowing 72.8 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Emma Meesseman is averaging 13.7 points and 6.7 rebounds while Stefanie Dolson is averaging 12.8 points and 7.8 rebounds. Ivory Latta is the third double-digit scorer and Kara Lawson is dishing 4.4 assists. The Washington Mystics have scored under 60 points in two of their last three games and are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc. The Mystics have cooled off big time from the start of the regular season. The Mystics are 3-3 SU on their home court this season.
The Fever are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mystics are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games. The Fever are 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Washington.
The Mystics are simply playing lousy basketball, while something has clearly clicked for the Fever. Washington isn't winning or covering. I like the value of the road team and the free bucket here.