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Indiana Fever vs. Washington Mystics - 5/24/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Mystics (2-0) vs. Indiana Fever (0-3)
Date & Time Thursday May 24, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Indiana Fever +4 -- Over/Under: 159
TV Channel
ESPN3, MONUMENTAL
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WNBA | Washington Mystics (2-0) vs. Indiana Fever (0-3)
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The Washington Mystics and Indiana Fever meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Washington Mystics look to build on their 2-0 record when they take to the road for the first time. The Washington Mystics are averaging 78.5 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.5 points on 41 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 18 points and eight rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 12 points and two assists. Tianna Hawkins is the third double-digit scorer and Ariel Atkins is grabbing two rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 89.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 25 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have split their last eight road games.

The Indiana Fever are getting desperate for a victory after a rough 0-3 start to the WNBA season. The Indiana Fever are averaging 69.7 points on 39.5 percent shooting and allowing 83.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 13.7 points and 2.3 assists while Candice Dupree is averaging 11 points and 8.3 rebounds. Natalie Achonwa is the third double-digit scorer and Erica Wheeler is dishing 3.3 assists. The Indiana Fever are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have lost six straight home games.

The Mystics are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Fever are 7-1-2 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Mystics are 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Indiana.

The Indiana Fever have shown no reason to back them in three games, as they're being outscored by 14 points and are allowing anything and everything defensively. That's bad news when playing a deep and very talented offensive club in the Washington Mystics, a team that's 2-0 SU despite not even shooting well. It's only a matter of time before the Mystics explode on the offensive end and it might as well come against an Indiana club that can't do anything right out of the gate. I'll lay the pair of buckets.

Pick:
Washington Mystics -4

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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