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Indiana Fever vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 8/18/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Sparks (8-16) vs. Indiana Fever (14-9)

WNBA Basketball: Tuesday August 18, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 151 See the Latest Odds


The Indiana Fever and Los Angeles Sparks square off Tuesday night at the Staples Center.

The Indiana Fever look to remain hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Indiana Fever are averaging 78.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 76.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Tamika Catchings is averaging 12.5 points and seven rebounds while Marissa Coleman is averaging 12 points and 3.6 rebounds. Shenise Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Natalie Achonwa is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Indiana Fever have topped 80 points in seven of their last 12 games and are 9-1 SU when scoring 80 or more points this season. The Fever are 6-5 SU on the road and have split their last six. Erlana Larkins is doubtful with a leg injury.

Indiana Fever vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 8/18/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Los Angeles Sparks look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 72.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 16.4 points and 9.8 rebounds while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.1 points and 7.4 rebounds. Jantel Lavender is grabbing 8.9 rebounds and Kristi Toliver is dishing 4.2 assists. The The Los Angeles Sparks have allowed 72 or less points in four of their last five games and are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep on the season. The Sparks are 6-7 SU on their home court and have won four of their last six.

The Fever are 18-7 ATS in their last 25 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sparks are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference and 16-34-2 ATS in their last 52 home games. The Fever are 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.

While the Fever have burned me a couple of times during this stretch, the Sparks have won the last seven meetings. In other words, Indiana hasn't beaten Los Angeles since July of 2011. I have to take the Sparks here. 

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