New York Liberty vs. Indiana Fever - 8/23/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Fever (16-9) vs. New York Liberty (18-7)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday August 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Fever -2.5 -- Over/Under: 147 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, FSI, MSG
The New York Liberty and Indiana Fever square off Sunday afternoon at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The New York Liberty look to remain hot after winning six of their last eight games. The New York Liberty are averaging 74.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 38 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 17.9 points and 8.9 rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 15.3 points and 3.7 assists. Sugar Rodgers is grabbing 2.6 rebounds and Tanisha Wright is dishing 3.5 assists. The New York Liberty have allowed 67 or less points in five of their last seven games and are 13-3 SU when allowing 75 or less points. The Liberty are 9-4 SU on the road and have won six of their last seven.
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The Indiana Fever look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Indiana Fever are averaging 78.2 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Tamika Catchings is averaging 12.9 points and 6.8 rebounds while Marissa Coleman is averaging 11.7 points and 3.6 rebounds. Shenise Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Lynetta Kizer is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Indiana Fever have held their last four opponents under 70 points and are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep on the season. The Fever are 11-1 SU when allowing 75 or less points. The Fever are 8-4 SU on their home court and have won seven straight.
The Liberty are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Fever are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 35-16 ATS in their last 51 games playing on 1 days rest. The Liberty are 7-15 ATS in the last 22 meetings in Indiana and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Fever have beaten the Liberty in two of the three meetings, and they're the hottest team in the league right now. Indiana has not lost a home game since June 26th. I'm siding with the Fever here.