Indiana Fever vs. Connecticut Sun - 6/5/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sun vs. Fever
WNBA Basketball: Sunday June 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Mohegan Sun Arena)
The Line: Sun +2.5 -- Over/Under: 163.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass
The Indiana Fever and Connecticut Sun meet early Sunday afternoon at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Indiana Fever could use a big road victory in order to get back to a .500 record. The Indiana Fever are averaging 80.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 84.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Tiffany Mitchell is averaging 14.3 points and 1.6 assists while Shenise Johnson is averaging 11.3 points and five rebounds. Tamika Catchings is the third double-digit scorer and Erica Wheeler is dishing 2.7 assists. The Indiana Fever are shooting 28.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Fever are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have lost six of their last seven road games.
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The Connecticut Sun also need a win after a brutal 1-6 start to the season. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 76.9 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 85.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Jasmine Thomas is averaging 12.6 points and 5.3 assists while Alex Bentley is averaging 11.6 points and 1.9 rebounds. Camille Little is the third double-digit scorer and Kelsey Bone is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 29.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Sun are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost seven of their last eight home games.
The Fever are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Sun are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Fever are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Sun have given us no reason to back them this season, as they look a lot like the team from last year. The Fever are an experienced and talented team that knows it has to win games like this if they hope to make another playoff run. I like the Fever and the small line.