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Indiana Fever vs. Atlanta Dream 5/15/22 WNBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Atlanta Dream vs. Indiana Fever
May 15, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pick Em
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The Indiana Fever and Atlanta Dream face off on Sunday in a WNBA showdown at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. When these two teams faced off in September 2021 it was the Dream that secured the 85-78 victory. 

There are still a ton of question marks about this Indiana Fever, but they currently sit with a 2-2 record overall. In the last game against the New York Liberty, they almost blew the game in the 4th quarter, but in overtime they were able to secure the six-point victory. Two games ago, against the Minnesota Lynx, Indiana won 82-76. Indiana is averaging 80.3 points, while their defense is giving up 83.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 7th in the league, while their defense is ranked 8th. Their offensive rating is 94.5 while their defensive rating is 98. The defensive rating is 5th in the WNBA. The top player for the Fever has been Kelsey Mitchell, who is averaging 20.8 points while shooting 40.7 percent from the field. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Atlanta Dream, who sit with a 2-1 record overall. The Dream beat the Dallas Wings 66-59 in the first game, and in the last game they beat the Los Angeles Sparks 77-75. In the last game against the Las Vegas Aces, the defense really struggled, giving up 96 points and that led to the blowout defeat. The Dream’s offense is averaging 78.7 points, while their defense is giving up 84.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 9th in the league, while their defense is ranked 10th. In the first two games, the Dream looked good, but the last game’s defense has skewed the stats a bit. Courtney Williams has been the top player for the Dream, averaging 16.5 points while shooting 41.8 percent from the field. 

The Fever have won the last two games, and the way the Dream’s defense looked in the last game is a big concern to me. I expect the Fever’s offense is going to run up the score, scoring at least 82 points again, and that will be the difference as they get the job done. Back the Fever against the spread. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:
Indiana Fever ML

Shane Mickle

I have been following sports for as long as I can remember and started writing about them back in high school. My favorite sports include MLB, NBA, NFL, CFB, CBB, and the UFC. Follow me on Twitter at @shanemickle
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