Indiana Fever (0-2) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (1-0)
|Date & Time||Tuesday May 22, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Indiana Fever +10.5 -- Over/Under: 154.5
The Los Angeles Sparks and Indiana Fever meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for a quick 2-0 start to the season after upsetting the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 77 points on 40.3 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Odyssey Sims is averaging 21 points and three rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 18 points and eight assists. Nneka Ogwumike is the third double-digit scorer and Alana Beard is grabbing three rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 16.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 42.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 25 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won four straight regular season road games.
The Indiana Fever are getting desperate for a victory considering they’re already off to a 0-2 start to the season. The Indiana Fever are averaging 69.5 points on 39.9 percent shooting and allowing 82 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Candice Dupree is averaging 13.5 points and nine rebounds while Natalie Achonwa is averaging 12.5 points and nine rebounds. Erica Wheeler is the third double-digit scorer and Kelsey Mitchell is dishing 1.5 assists. The Indiana Fever are shooting 26.7 percent from beyond the arc and 63.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 40 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have lost five straight home games.
The Sparks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Fever are 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sparks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Indiana and the over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
The Indiana Fever played much better in their game against the Mystics and actually hung around with the offensive powerhouse. The Los Angeles Sparks may be in letdown mode after getting a road win over their rival Lynx, and there's also a decent chance Candace Parker misses another game due to a back injury. This may be too many points to lay on the road with a team that liekly won't have its best player. I'll take a shot with the points.