Dallas Wings at Indiana Fever WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/2/2018
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Dallas Wings travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Fever on Thursday, August 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 9 point favorites.
The Wings head into this matchup with a mark of 14-12. They are 6th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 4.6 as they average 87.9 points per contest while giving up 83.3 per game. The Fever head into this matchup with a mark of 3-23. They are 6th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -10.2 as they average 75.1 points per contest while giving up 85.3 per game.
Valuable Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Dallas Wings are 16-9-1 against the spread
The Dallas Wings are 16-9-1 against the over/under
Important Indiana Fever Betting Trends
The Indiana Fever are 9-17 against the spread
The Indiana Fever are 13-12-1 against the over/under
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
08/01/18 C Liz Cambage Possible Suspension is doubtful Thursday vs Indiana Fever
06/12/18 G Karima Christmas-Kelly Knee is out for season
Key Indiana Fever Injuries
08/01/18 G Victoria Vivians Knee left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Dallas Wings
05/26/18 G Shenise Johnson Knee is out indefinitely
Skylar Diggins-Smith comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Wings. She pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Liz Cambage averages 22.5 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.3 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game for Dallas. Her field goal percentage is 59% for the year while her free throw percentage is 74%.
Candice Dupree averages 13.5 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per contest this year for the Fever. She grabs 6.6 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 83%. Kelsey Mitchell averages 13.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 26.1 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 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 87.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.6 per game. The Wings allow 83.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 19.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 12th in the league with 75.1 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -10.2. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 32.5 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 15.7. The Fever are 11th in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Fever surrender 85.3 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 20.3 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fever are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game this season.
The Wings are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 103.6 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 80.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 7th. As a team they are 3rd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Dallas is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 9th in the league.
Indiana is 12th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 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, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 76.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% 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?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana +9
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