Indiana Fever (2-16) vs. Dallas Wings (8-8)
|Date & Time||Thursday July 5, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Dallas Wings -10 -- Over/Under: 166
ESPN 3, FSSW-DAL+
The Indiana Fever and Dallas Wings meet Thursday in WNBA action at the College Park Center.
The Indiana Fever could use a feel good victory here to rebound from a 2-16 record. The Indiana Fever are averaging 76.7 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 83.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 14.9 points and 2.7 assists while Candice Dupree is averaging 12.5 points and 6.7 rebounds. Cappie Pondexter is the third double-digit scorer and Natalie Achonwa is gabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have lost five of their last six road games.
The Dallas Wings need a victory here in order to get a game above a .500 record. The Dallas Wings are averaging 85.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 82.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 19.2 points and 6.4 assists while Elizabeth Cambage is averaging 20.8 points and 9.9 rebounds. Allisha Gray is dishing 1.7 assists and Kayla Thornton is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Dallas Wings have split their last six home games.
The Fever are 8-2-2 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wings are 12-26-1 ATS in their last 39 Thursday games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Fever are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Dallas.
We continue to get these big numbers with the Indiana Fever, and while it hasn't worked backing overall, they've been covering machines on the road. The Dallas Wings will win this game, but they also allow teams to hang around due to their fast paced style. The Fever are also coming off a monster upset over the Minnesota Lynx, so maybe the addition of Cappie Pondexter was a good move. I'll take a shot with the points based on how effective the Fever are ATS on the road.