Indiana Fever vs New York Liberty Expert WNBA Picks 5/24/2019
Friday, May 24, 2019
Westchester County Center
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Westchester County Center is the site where Tina Charles and the New York Liberty (7-27 last season, 5th in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Indiana Fever (6-28 last year, 6th in the Eastern Conference) on Friday. Indiana opens this contest as 2.5 point underdogs. The over/under is set at 155.5.
The Fever were a lousy bet for WNBA bettors last year, having gone 12-22 ATS. New York covered the spread 44.1% of the time, going 15-19 against the spread. The Liberty were lousy for wagerers as favorites, going 4-7 ATS. Indiana went 0-2 against the spread as an underdog, so they covered the spread 0.0% of the time.
Valuable Indiana Fever Betting Trends
The Fever were a good Under option for O/U basketball wagerers, having gone 16-16.
The Fever covered the spread 52.9% of the time last year as a visitor, having gone 9-8 ATS.
Important New York Liberty Betting Trends
New York covered the spread 52.9% of the time last year at Westchester County Center, going 9-8 against the spread.
The Liberty were an excellent Over option for O/U basketball wagerers, having gone 19-15.
Key Indiana Fever Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New York Liberty Injuries
No key injuries to report
Candice Dupree comes into this game after averaging 14.2 points per contest while being on the court 31.4 minutes per night last year for the Fever. She grabbed 6.4 rebounds per contest and handed out 1.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage was 49% while her free throw percentage was at 82%. Kelsey Mitchell averaged 12.7 points per game in 24.4 minutes per contest last season. She averaged 2.7 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game for Indiana. Her field goal percentage was 35% for the year while her free throw percentage was 80%.
Tina Charles averaged 19.7 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest last year for the Liberty. She grabbed 7.0 rebounds per game and had 2.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage was 47% and her free throw percentage was at 77%. Bria Hartley averaged 8.5 points per game last season and she saw the court an average of 23.7 minutes per contest. She also averaged 2.9 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage was 39% and her free throw percentage was 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averaged 76.4 points per game last season, which ranked them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -9.3 and their shooting percentage was 41% as a team, which had them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shot 33% which was good for 9th in the WNBA. They averaged 33.0 rebounds per contest and 16.0 assists per game, which ranked them 9th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 10th with 11.2 per game. The Fever allowed 85.7 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 11th in the league. They also allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 37.0 rebounds a game which ranked 12th and they gave up 20.5 assists per contest, which put them in 11th place in the league. They forced 13.0 turnovers per game which ranked them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York was 11th in the league with 77.7 points per game last year. They were 10th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin was -7.1. They shot 32% from 3-point range, which was good for 11th in the WNBA. They were 7th in the league in rebounding with 34.1 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 19.5. The Liberty were 2nd in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Liberty surrendered 84.8 points per contest, which ranked them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 10th with 19.7 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty were 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game last season.
The Fever were 12th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 97.8 was ranked 2nd. They were 9th in the WNBA in pace with 77 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% was 12th. As a unit they were 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA. Indiana was 12th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 1st in the WNBA.
New York was 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 50%, which was 6th in the WNBA. The Liberty were 11th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 99.1 was ranked 3rd. They were 8th in the WNBA in pace with 77.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% was 9th. As a unit they were 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana -2.5
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