Chicago Sky at Indiana Fever WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/18/2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Chicago Sky travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Fever on Saturday, August 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 7 point favorites.
The Sky head into this matchup with a mark of 12-20. They are 4th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -6.8 as they average 82.5 points per contest while giving up 89.4 per game. The Fever head into this matchup with a mark of 5-27. They are 6th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -9.8 as they average 74.8 points per contest while giving up 84.6 per game.
Valuable Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Chicago Sky are 15-16-1 against the spread
The Chicago Sky are 19-13 against the over/under
Important Indiana Fever Betting Trends
The Indiana Fever are 11-21 against the spread
The Indiana Fever are 14-16-2 against the over/under
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
07/05/18 G Jamierra Faulkner ACL is out for season
Key Indiana Fever Injuries
05/26/18 G Shenise Johnson Knee is out indefinitely
Allie Quigley comes into this game averaging 15.9 points per contest while being on the court 30.4 minutes per night so far this year for the Sky. She grabs 2.3 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Diamond DeShields averages 13.7 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.1 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage is 41% for the year while her free throw percentage is 84%.
Candice Dupree averages 13.4 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Fever. She grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kelsey Mitchell averages 12.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 24.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 1.6 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 35% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 82.5 points per game this season, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They average 32.5 rebounds per contest and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 14.5 per game. The Sky allow 89.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 12th in the league with 74.8 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -9.8. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 32.7 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 15.7. The Fever are 10th in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Fever surrender 84.6 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 20.0 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 36.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fever are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game this season.
The Sky are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 103.3, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 79.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 6th. As a team they are 6th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Chicago is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 2nd in the league.
Indiana is 12th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 1st in the league. The Fever are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 96.6, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 76.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 44% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +7
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