Fever vs. Sun
WNBA Basketball: Friday May 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Fever -3.5 -- Over/Under: 158 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Connecticut Sun and Indiana Fever meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Connecticut Sun look for their first win of the season after losing their opener to the Atlanta Dream on Saturday. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 74 points on 36.5 percent shooting and allowing 81 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Morgan Tuck is averaging 21 points and two assists while Courtney Williams is averaging 18 points and five rebounds. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Jonquel Jones is grabbing 20 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 65 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 19 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have split their last eight road games.
The Indiana Fever also look for their first victory after a quick 0-2 start to the WNBA season. The Indiana Fever are averaging 72 points on 39.7 percent shooting and allowing 86 points on 49.6 percent shooting. Tiffany Mitchell is averaging 14 points and two rebounds while Briann January is averaging 13.5 points and 1.5 assists. Shenise Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Candice Dupree is grabbing six rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have split their last 10 home games.
The Sun are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Fever are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest, 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS loss and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Sun are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in Indiana.
The Sun struggled big time defensively at home against a Dream team that didn't have its best player. The Fever have shown the ability to fill it up on the offensive end, but their issue this season has also been on the defensive end. However, Indiana's games came on the road, now they play their first home game in a place where they usually play decent ball. The Fever have won six of their last eight home games and should have the upperhand in this contest.