Seattle Storm (18-7) vs. Indiana Fever (3-22)
|Date & Time||Tuesday July 24, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Indiana Fever +11 -- Over/Under: 164
The Seattle Storm and Indiana Fever meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Seattle Storm look for another victory after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 86.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 79.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 22.7 points and 8.1 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 16.1 points and 3.6 assists. Natasha Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 7.1 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won five of their last seven road games.
The Indiana Fever could use a feel good victory here to rebound from a brutal 3-22 record. The Indiana Fever are averaging 75.2 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 85 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Candice Dupree is averaging 13.5 points and 6.4 rebounds while Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 12.8 points and 2.7 assists. Cappie Pondexter is the third double-digit scorer and Natalie Achonwa is gabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have lost five straight home games.
The Storm are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Tuesday games and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Fever are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Storm are 3-13 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Indiana, 5-15-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
I always try to make a case for the underdog when getting a boatload of points, but the Indiana Fever are an awful, awful basketball team. The Fever are being outscored by 9.8 points on the season, 8.8 points at home and 15.8 points in their last five games. The Fever have also failed to cover five of their last eight games as a double-digit favorite. The Seattle Storm have been one of the most consistent teams in the league this season and are head and shoulders better at both ends of the court. I'll take the road team in a blowout victory.