Indiana Fever vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 7/17/17 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sparks vs. Fever
WNBA Basketball: Monday July 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Sparks -15.5 -- Over/Under: 157.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, SpecSN
The Indiana Fever and Los Angeles Sparks meet Monday in WNBA action at the Staples Center.
The Indiana Fever could use a feel good victory here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Indiana Fever are averaging 77.7 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 84.3 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Candice Dupree is averaging 14.1 points and 5.7 rebounds while Shenise Johnson is averaging 11.3 points and 2.5 assists. Erica Wheeler is the third double-digit scorer and Tiffany Mitchell is dishing 1.3 assists. The Indiana Fever are shooting 29.1 percent from beyond the arc and 85.9 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.2 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Los Angeles Sparks hope to keep the ball rolling after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 84.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 78.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 20.4 points and 7.5 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 15.9 points and 4.4 assists. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Alana Beard is dishing 2.9 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks haven’t lost a regular season home game since September 8.
The Fever are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference, 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Sparks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Fever are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
I know the Fever haven't been good on the road this season, but this feels like a lot of points to lay when you consider past meetings have been close and Indiana has won two of their last four tries against the Sparks. So, I'm going to avoid the side and take the over on the total. The Fever keep getting torched on the defensive end and are allowing 50 percent shooting on the road this season, while the Sparks are averaging nearly 86 points at home. This total is too low.