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Dallas Wings vs. Indiana Fever 8/6/22 WNBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Indiana Fever vs. Dallas Wings
August 6, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Dallas -11.5 // Total: 162
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The Dallas Wings and Indiana Fever face off on Saturday in a WNBA showdown at the College Park Center. When these two teams faced off on July 24th it was the Wings that were able to secure the 96-86 victory. 

The Wings come into this game with a 15-16 record overall, but they are coming off an impressive victory in the last game. The Wings were up 24-17 at the end of the first half against Las Vegas, and they held on for an 82-90 victory. The Wings are averaging 82 points, while their defense is giving up 82.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 5th, and the defense is ranked 6th, so it’s a bit shocking that they are still below .500 with their record. Arike Ogunbowale has been the top player for Dallas, averaging 19.9 points while shooting 40.3 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from behind the three-point line. In this game, the Wings are going to need the offense to be good. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Indiana Fever, who sit with a 5-28 record overall, and they have lost five games in a row. In the last game against the Atlanta Dream, the defense gave up 91 points and that led to the 10-point defeat. The Fever are averaging 77.7 points, while their defense is giving up 88.9 points per game. The Fever’s offense is ranked 12th in the league, while their defense is ranked 12th in the league. The offense hasn’t been great, but even worse has been the defense, and they need to have better defense going forward. The top offensive player has been the Fever, and she is averaging 18.4 points while shooting 43.8 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from behind the three-point line. 

The Fever’s defense is giving up 88.9 points per game, and Dallas is going to have no issue running up the score. I expect the Wings to score at least 90 points here and that will be the difference as Dallas gets the job done. Back the Wings against the spread.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:
Wings -11.5

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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