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Indiana Fever vs. New York Liberty - 6/1/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Liberty at Indiana Fever
Date & Time Saturday June 1, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
The Line
The Line: Indiana Fever -3.5 -- Over/Under: 158.5
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The New York Liberty and Indiana Fever meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The New York Liberty look to get revenge after losing to these Fever in their season opener on a last-second shot. The New York Liberty are averaging 80 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 81 points on 42 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 32 points and 12 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 12 points and one rebound. Reshanda Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Asia Durr is dishing two assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 25 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost each of their last eight road games.

The Indiana Fever look to get a game above a .500 record when they play their first home game. The Indiana Fever are averaging 79 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 84 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Erica Wheeler is averaging 21 points and seven assists while Candice Dupree is averaging 16 points and 4.5 assists. Tiffany Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Natalie Achonwa is grabbing one rebound. The Indiana Fever are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 41.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have lost five of their last six home games.

The Liberty are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Fever are 7-21 ATS in their last 28 home games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Liberty are 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Indiana and 2-7-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Fever last 4 overall. The over is 6-0 in Liberty last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest.

The New York Liberty win their season opener if they showed any signs of life defensively, as it seemed like they allowed a bucket every time they scored. Either way, you know the Liberty will get up for this game after losing a heartbreaker on a last second tip. The Indiana Fever have displayed some decent offense through two games, but I'm not sure how long that continues. Either way, the Liberty are probably the better team here, and I have a hard time leaving free points on the board with the better team in any sport. The away team has also won seven of the last 10 games between the Liberty and Fever. Give me the free bucket. 

New York Liberty +3.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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