Chicago Sky vs. Indiana Fever - 9/19/15 East Semifinals Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Fever (0-1) vs. Chicago Sky (1-0)
WNBA Basketball: Saturday September 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Fever -2 -- Over/Under: 158 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Sky and Indiana Fever play game two of their playoff series Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Chicago Sky can sweep this series with a victory. The Chicago Sky are averaging 82.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 78.6 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 22 points and five assists while Courtney Vandersloot is averaging 17 points and five assists. Elena Delle Donne is grabbing 11 rebounds and Jessica Breland is the fourth double-digit scorer. The Chicago Sky have topped 80 points in five of their last nine games and have won seven straight when that’s the case. The Sky are deadly when those shots are falling. The Sky are 8-9 SU on the road and have won four of their last six.
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The Indiana Fever need a win to force a game three on Monday. The Indiana Fever are averaging 77.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Tamika Catchings is averaging 21 points and five rebounds while Marissa Coleman is averaging 16 points and four rebounds. Shavonte Zellous is dishing two assists and Shenise The Indiana Fever have scored 72 or less points in four of their last eight games and are coming off a contest in which they shot just 38.2 percent from the field. The Fever are 11-6 SU on their home court and have won 10 of their last 12. Johnson is the fourth double-digit scorer. Lynetta Kizer is doubtful with a knee injury.
The Sky are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Fever are 5-0-2 ATS in their last 7 Conference Semifinals games and 37-18 ATS in their last 55 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sky are 6-13 ATS in the last 19 meetings in Indiana and 5-0-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Fever haven't lost much at home over the last couple of months, winning 10 of their last 12 tries. Indiana also nearly beat Chicago in game one. With Catchings leading the way, I see the Fever forcing a deciding game three on Monday.