Indiana Fever vs. New York Liberty - 8/20/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Liberty at Indiana Fever
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Fever -4.5 -- Over/Under: 156
TV: NBA TV, WNDY, NBA TV CANADA
The New York Liberty and Indiana Fever meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The New York Liberty need a win here to snap an eight-game losing streak. The New York Liberty are averaging 76.8 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 84 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 17.3 points and 7.5 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 14.2 points and 2.1 assists. Asia Durr is dishing 1.7 assists and Bria Hartley is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost their last seven road games.
The Indiana Fever also need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Indiana Fever are averaging 77 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 80.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 12.8 points and 2.7 assists while Erica Wheeler is averaging 12 points and 2.8 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Natalie Achonwa is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have won their last three home games.
The Liberty are 6-16-1 ATS in their last 23 Tuesday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Fever are 8-23 ATS in their last 31 home games, 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 Tuesday games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Liberty are 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Indiana and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Fever last 4 overall. The under is 20-8 in Liberty last 28 games playing on 1 days rest.
I don't want to lay chalk with the Indiana Fever as much as the next guy, but the New York Liberty are unbackable in their current form. The Liberty are losing o the road by an average of 7.7 points this season and are losing their last five games by an average of 10.4 points. Also, the Indiana Fever have shown signs of life lately with wins in three straight home games. I'll eat the chalk with the Fever by default.