Indiana Fever (2-18) vs. Atlanta Dream (10-9)
|Date & Time||Friday July 13, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Atlanta Dream -8.5 -- Over/Under: 157
LEAGUE PASS, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST - ATLANTA
The Indiana Fever and Atlanta Dream meet Friday in WNBA action at the McCamish Pavilion.
The Indiana Fever could use a feel good victory here to rebound from an awful 2-18 record. The Indiana Fever are averaging 75.4 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 83.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 14.2 points and 2.5 assists while Candice Dupree is averaging 12.7 points and 6.4 rebounds. Cappie Pondexter is the third double-digit scorer and Natalie Achonwa is gabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have lost five of their last six road games.
The Atlanta Dream look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 77.3 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 79.8 points on 42 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 17.7 points and 3.3 rebounds while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 17.3 points and 2.8 assists. Renee Montgomery is the third double-digit scorer and Jessica Breland is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won five of their last seven home games.
The Fever are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Dream are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 7-16 ATS in their last 23 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Fever are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Atlanta, 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Indiana Fever are obviously downright awful and are a tough team to back, however, that same team that's just 2-18 SU on the season has covered seven of their last 10 on the road. The Atlanta Dream are a defensive minded team that doesn't win many blowouts. Most of the Dream's games are ugly and low scoring, and they're 1-7 ATS in their last eight games when at least an eight point favorite. Heck, the Dream are just 4-7 ATS in their last 11 games as at least a five point favorite. If I'm picking this game, I want the points in my back pocket.