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Indiana Fever vs. New York Liberty - 6/2/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Liberty (1-2) vs. Indiana Fever (0-5)
Date & Time Saturday June 2, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Indiana Fever +5 -- Over/Under: 156.5
TV Channel
LEAGUE PASS, FOX SPORTS INDIANA, MSG+
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WNBA | New York Liberty (1-2) vs. Indiana Fever (0-5)
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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 for their first road victory of the season to get back to a .500 record. The New York Liberty are averaging 80.7 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 82.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 23.7 points and 8.7 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 14 points and two assists. Marissa Coleman is grabbing three rebounds and Shavonte Zellous is dishing four assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have won six of their last nine road games.

The Indiana Fever are still looking for their first victory after a brutal 0-5 start to the season. The Indiana Fever are averaging 74 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 86 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 16.8 points and 1.8 assists while Candice Dupree is averaging 13.6 points and 7.6 rebounds. Tiffany Mitchell is dishing two assists and Erica Wheeler is gabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever haven’t won a home game since August 6.

The Liberty are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Fever are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Liberty are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Indiana, 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.

The Indiana Fever have given me no reason to back them so far this season, as they're getting torched defensively and are being outscored by 12 points five games into the season. The New York Liberty are capable of playing better than what they've shown in three games, but they have the offense to bury teams and have one of the top players in the league playing at an elite level out the gate. The Liberty have also been a solid road team dating back to last season. I'll eat the reasonable chalk as a fade from the Fever, a club that's just in brutal form right now.

Pick:
New York Liberty -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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