Indiana Fever vs. New York Liberty - 6/19/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Liberty (3-2) vs. Indiana Fever (2-4)
WNBA Basketball: Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Liberty -3.5 -- Over/Under: 151.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, MSG
The Indiana Fever and New York Liberty meet Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Indiana Fever look for a big win after a slow 2-4 start. The Indiana Fever are averaging 76.5 points on 40.3 percent shooting and are allowing 85 points on 45 percent shooting. Tamika Catchings is averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds while Marissa Coleman is averaging 14.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. Natalie Achonwa is the third double-digit scorer and Shenise Johnson is dishing 1.8 assists. The Indiana Fever are getting nothing on the defensive end, as they’ve allowed no less than 74 points this season. The Fever have already lost to the Liberty this season. However, one of the Fever’s two wins have come on the road. Erlana Larkins and Shavonte Zellous are questionable with injuries while Natasha Howard is doubtful.
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The New York Liberty look for a win after splitting their last four games. The New York Liberty are averaging 71.4 points on 40.6 percent shooting and are allowing 70 points on 36.6 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 16.2 points and 8.4 rebounds while Tanisha Wright is averaging 9.2 points and 3.4 assists. Essence Carson is dishing 1.4 assists and Carolyn Swords is grabbing three rebounds. The New York Liberty are averaging 38.8 rebounds and have produced 29 blocks, which is a big reason for their surprise start. However, the Liberty are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep, a percentage that could be better if wins are expected to continue. The Liberty are 3-1 SU on their home court.
The Fever are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Liberty are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in New York.
The Liberty have played their best ball on their home court. The Fever are banged up and have been far too shaky out of the gate to trust. I like New York and the small chalk.