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