Indiana Fever vs. New York Liberty
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: New York Liberty +7 -- Over/Under: 166 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Indiana Fever and New York Liberty meet Thursday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Indiana Fever need a win here after losing four of their last six games. The Indiana Fever are averaging 84.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 88.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 19.1 points and 2.9 assists while Candice Dupree is averaging 15.4 points and six rebounds. Tiffany Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Teaira McCowan is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.9 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game.
The New York Liberty need a win here to rebound from a 1-7 record. The New York Liberty are averaging 73.8 points on 37.7 percent shooting and allowing 86.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Sabrina Ionescu is averaging 18.3 points and four assists while Layshia Clarendon is averaging 13.3 points and three rebounds. Amanda Zahui B. is the third double-digit scorer and Kia Nurse is dishing 1.3 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 28.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game.
The Fever are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Liberty are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest, 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games and 6-21-1 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The over is 7-2-1 in Fever last 10 overall. The Fever are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in New York and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Neither of these teams are playing great basketball obviously, but the Fever aren't playing enough defense to blow teams out, so laying points here isn't what I'm trying to do. The New York Liberty may be the worst team in the league, but they've shown recent signs of life and have covered some games as big underdogs. Give me the the points.