New York Liberty vs. Indiana Fever - 6/19/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fever vs. Liberty
WNBA Basketball: Sunday June 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line Fever +2.5 -- Over/Under: 159 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, WNDY, MSG
The New York Liberty and Indiana Fever meet Sunday afternoon at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on NBATV.
The New York Liberty look for another big victory after winning five of their last six games. The New York Liberty are averaging 81.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 78.4 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 21.6 points and 9.4 rebounds while Sugar Rodgers is averaging 15.3 points and 2.5 assists. Shavonte Zellous is dishing 1.7 assists and Kiah Stokes is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Liberty are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have won six of their last eight road games.
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The Indiana Fever hope for back-to-back wins for just the second time this season. The Indiana Fever are averaging 79 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 82.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Tiffany Mitchell is averaging 13 points and 1.5 assists while Tamika Catchings is averaging 12.3 points and 4.7 rebounds. Shenise Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Marissa Coleman is dishing 2.5 assists. The Indiana Fever are shooting 29.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Fever are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have won five of their last eight home games.
The Liberty are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 road games and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 vs. Eastern Conference. The Fever are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The Liberty are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Indiana.
The Fever are a prideful bunch, and I'm sure they had this game circled after getting waxed by the Liberty a couple of weeks ago at MSG. The bottom line is that Indiana plays its best ball at home and has beaten New York in six of the last eight meetings. So, in a toss-up game, I'm siding with the Fever at home and the free bucket.