Indiana Fever (0-9) vs. Atlanta Dream (5-4)
|Date & Time||Thursday June 14, 2018, 11:30 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Atlanta Dream -9.5 -- Over/Under: 155
NBA TV, FOX SPORTS SOUTH
The Indiana Fever and Atlanta Dream meet Thursday in WNBA action at the McCamish Pavilion.
The Indiana Fever are getting desperate for a victory to rebound from an awful 0-9 start to the WNBA season. The Indiana Fever are averaging 77.9 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 87.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 19.1 points and 2.3 assists while Candice Dupree is averaging 14.3 points and 6.9 rebounds. Tiffany Mitchell is dishing 2.9 assists and Natalie Achonwa is gabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever haven’t won a road game since July 19.
The Atlanta Dream look for a home victory here after winning four of their last six games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 75.1 points on 39.2 percent shooting and allowing 76.7 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 18.6 points and 2.7 assists while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 15.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. Renee Montgomery is dishing 2.9 assists and Jessica Breland is grabbing nine rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 28.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have split their last four home games.
The Fever are 7-2-2 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Dream are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games, 4-12 ATS in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Fever are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta, 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
I'm not trying to lay double-digit chalk with the Atlanta Dream, as this team continues to struggle offensively and plays in a ton of close games because of it. However, the Indiana Fever are winless, are being outscored by almost 10 points on average and just lost at home to the Las Vegas Aces. This is a no play for me, but if forced to pick, you almost have to eat the chalk with the Atlanta Dream. It's more of a fade from the Fever than anything else.