New York Liberty vs. Indiana Fever - 9/1/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fever vs. Liberty
WNBA Basketball: Thursday September 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Fever +2 -- Over/Under: 156 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSI, MSG+
The New York Liberty and Indiana Fever clash Thursday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on NBATV.
The New York Liberty look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The New York Liberty are averaging 82.6 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 79.5 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 21 points and 9.7 rebounds while Sugar Rodgers is averaging 14.8 points and 2.4 assists. Shavonte Zellous is dishing 2.1 assists and Kiah Stokes is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Liberty are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have won three of their last four road games.
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The Indiana Fever look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Fever are averaging 79.5 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 81.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Tamika Catchings is averaging 13.4 points and 4.5 rebounds while Tiffany Mitchell is averaging 10 points and 1.5 assists. Shenise Johnson is grabbing 3.6 rebounds and Briann January is dishing five assists. The Indiana Fever are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 85.5 percent from the free throw line. The Fever are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have lost seven of their last nine home games.
The Liberty are 15-6-2 ATS in their last 23 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Fever are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 5-0-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The Liberty are 1-5-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Indiana and 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Fever have been complete trash at home this season and haven't been that consistent overall. Meanwhile, New York has argubaly played its best ball on the road and continues to show its the best team in the East by a wide margin. Hard not to take the road team here.