Minnesota Lynx vs. Indiana Fever - 9/16/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fever vs. Lynx
WNBA Basketball: Friday September 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Fever +3.5 -- Over/Under: 161.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, WNDY
The Minnesota Lynx and Indiana Fever meet Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on NBATV.
The Minnesota Lynx haven’t lost back-to-back games since late-June. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 85.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 76.7 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 19.4 points and 4.2 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 13.5 points and 8.7 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Lindsay Whalen is dishing 3.9 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Lynx are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have split their last eight road games.
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The Indiana Fever look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Indiana Fever are averaging 80.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 81.5 points on 47 percent shooting. Tamika Catchings is averaging 12.7 points and 4.8 rebounds while Tiffany Mitchell is averaging 8.7 points and 1.5 assists. Shenise Johnson is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and Briann January is dishing 4.6 assists. The Indiana Fever are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 84.5 percent from the free throw line. The Fever are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have split their last eight home games.
The Lynx are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Fever are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Lynx are 11-5-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Indiana.
The Fever have more to play for in this game, but the Lynx have won eight of the last 10 meetings and haven't lost two straight games since June. Minnesota continues to play at a high level despite having the top overall seed all but wrapped up. Have to like the Lynx and the small line.