Dallas Wings at Indiana Fever
|Date & Time||Friday June 7, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
The Line: Indiana Fever -5.5 -- Over/Under: 157.5
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The Dallas Wings and Indiana Fever meet Friday in WNBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Dallas Wings will play for the first time in six days and are still looking for their first victory of the season. The Dallas Wings are averaging 69.5 points on 36.3 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Allisha Gray is averaging 11.5 points and three assists while Arike Ogunbowale is averaging 11.5 points and 2.5 rebounds. Kayla Thornton is the third double-digit scorer and Azura Stevens is grabbing eight rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 27.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Dallas Wings have lost their last eight road games.
The Indiana Fever look for another home victory to build on their solid 2-1 record. The Indiana Fever are averaging 83.3 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 81.7 points on 40 percent shooting. Erica Wheeler is averaging 17.3 points and 6.7 assists while Tiffany Mitchell is averaging 13.7 points and 1.7 assists. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Kelsey Mitchell is grabbing 1.3 rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Wings are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 2-11-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Fever are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference, 8-21 ATS in their last 29 home games and 7-17 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Wings are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Indiana and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-0 in Fever last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Wings last 7 overall.
The Dallas Wings looked lost without their best player in Skylar Diggins-Smith, and they're currently dead last in points per game and field goal percentage. While the defense has been solid, it's tough to win when shooting just 36.3 percent from the field. The Indiana Fever have an improved offense and are a scrappy bunch that will take control of games against teams that don't match their energy. I'm not 100 percent sold on the Fever just yet, but backing the Wings isn't an option in their current form. I'll eat the chalk.