Indiana Fever (4-23) vs. New York Liberty (7-19)
|Date & Time||Saturday August 4, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Liberty -6 -- Over/Under: 160
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The Indiana Fever and New York Liberty meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Westchester County Center.
The Indiana Fever have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Indiana Fever are averaging 75.4 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 85 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Candice Dupree is averaging 13.4 points and 6.5 rebounds while Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 13.2 points and 2.6 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 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
The New York Liberty could also use a victory here in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The New York Liberty are averaging 78.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 85.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 19.9 points and 7.1 rebounds while Bria Hartley is averaging 8.5 points and 3.7 assists. Kia Nurse is grabbing 2.2 rebounds and Epiphanny Prince is dishing 1.7 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost five of their last six home games.
The Fever are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Liberty are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Fever are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York, 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
The two meetings between the Fever and Liberty this season have been decided by a combined nine points with one of those games going to overtime. The Liberty are just 3-5 ATS this season when favored by at least three points and the Fever are coming off a monster victory over the Dallas Wings. And while the Fever are easily the worst team in he game and has been even worse ATS, the Liberty haven't played defense and are being outscored by 13.2 points in their last five games. There's no reason to lay chalk with the Liberty. However, this is a game that's probably better off leaving alone.