Fever vs. Sparks
WNBA Basketball: Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Fever +6.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Los Angeles Sparks and Indiana Fever meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for their first road win of the season to build on their quick 2-0 start. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 88.5 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 78.5 points on 50.9 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 23 points and three assists while Candace Parker is averaging 18 points and eight rebounds. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Sydney Wiese is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 46.2 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 23.5 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have split their last 10 road games.
The Indiana Fever look for a statement victory to get back to a .500 record. The Indiana Fever are averaging 75 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 83.7 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Tiffany Mitchell is averaging 14 points and 1.3 assists while Candice Dupree is averaging 13.7 points and six rebounds. Shenise Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Briann January is dishing 2.3 assists. The Indiana Fever are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 88.5 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.3 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have won four of their last five home games.
The Sparks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Fever are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Sparks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Indiana, 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Even with the Los Angeles Sparks likely being without Odyssey Sims and Jantel Lavender, they have enough depth to give the Fever issues. The Fever haven't played much defense in their first few games and that's not going to fly against a team that has two of the top players in the league in Parker and Ogwumike. Los Angeles should win this game and cover the reasonable spread.