Indiana Fever vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 9/4/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sparks vs. Fever
WNBA Basketball: Sunday September 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Sparks -9 -- Over/Under: 160 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, TWC SN /TWC D
The Indiana Fever and Los Angeles Sparks square off early Sunday night at the Staples Center on NBATV.
The Indiana Fever look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Indiana Fever are averaging 80.1 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 81.5 points on 47 percent shooting. Tamika Catchings is averaging 13.4 points and 4.7 rebounds while Tiffany Mitchell is averaging 9.7 points and 1.5 assists. Shenise Johnson is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and Briann January is dishing 4.9 assists. The Indiana Fever are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 85.8 percent from the free throw line. The Fever are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have won five of their last six road games.
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The Los Angeles Sparks look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 84.2 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.3 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 19.8 points and 9.2 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 15.9 points and 5.2 assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Sparks are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won six straight home games.
The Fever are 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Sparks are 18-40-1 ATS in their last 59 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Fever are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Los Angeles.
The last three games between these teams have come down to the wire and the Fever have played their best ball on the road with five wins in their last six trips. The Sparks will play better now that their brutal road trip has ended, but there's value with Indiana and the boatload of points here.