Los Angeles Sparks vs. Indiana Fever - 8/5/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Indiana Fever vs. Los Angeles Sparks
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 10:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -8 -- Over/Under: 164 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Indiana Fever and Los Angeles Sparks meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Indiana Fever look for a solid victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Indiana Fever are averaging 87 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 88.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 18.5 points and 3.3 assists while Candice Dupree is averaging 17 points and six rebounds. Tiffany Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Teaira McCowan is grabbing six rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 85.4 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Sparks also need a victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 83.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 82.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 15.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 12.5 points and 2.5 assists. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Seimone Augustus is dishing 1.3 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game.
The Fever are 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 games playing on 2 days rest, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Sparks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, 0-8 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Fever last 6 overall. The under is 5-2 in Sparks last 7 overall. The Fever are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Los Angeles Sparks are obviously the more talented team and should win, but the Indiana Fever have shown to be much improved offensively and they've been money ATS as an underdog dating back toward the end of last year. Th Sparks aren't covering numbers, which includes a 1-6 against the spread record in their last seven games. The Fever are a scrappy bunch who can do just enough to hang around in this game. Give me the points.