Indiana Fever (1-11) vs. Seattle Storm (8-4)
|Date & Time||Friday June 22, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Storm -11 -- Over/Under: 165.5
ESPN 3, JOETV
The Indiana Fever and Seattle Storm meet Friday in WNBA action at the Key Arena.
The Indiana Fever are desperate for a victory here to rebound from a horrible 1-11 record. The Indiana Fever are averaging 76.6 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 82.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 16.7 points and 2.5 assists while Candice Dupree is averaging 12.7 points and 6.5 rebounds. Tiffany Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Natalie Achonwa is gabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever haven’t won a road game since July 19.
The Seattle Storm look to get back on track here after splitting their last six games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 89.1 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 82.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 22 points and 7.8 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 17.9 points and 3.8 assists. Natasha Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 5.9 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 83.2 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won five of their last seven home games.
The Fever are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Storm are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Fever are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Seattle, 11-3-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings and the over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Indiana Fever are god awful and it's hard to question the motivation for this club when the season is pretty much over before it starts. But the Fever have played better than their record indicates, as they're only being outscored by 6.3 points on the season. This team competes and has covered a lot. Also, the Indiana Fever are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games when a double-digit underdog. The Seattle Storm continue to be a back and forth team that relies heavily on offense, and they're 4-4 ATS in their last eight games as a double-digit favorite. There's better bets on Friday's card, but I'd take the points if forced to pick.