New York Liberty vs Indiana Fever WNBA Tips 8/20/2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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Erica Wheeler and the Indiana Fever (9-17, 4th in the Eastern Conference) host the New York Liberty (8-18, 5th in the Eastern Conference) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
The Liberty have been an awful choice for basketball wagerers, having gone 9-16 ATS. Indiana covers the spread 44.0% of the time, going 11-14 against the spread.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The Liberty have been a solid Over bet for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 13-12.
New York covers the spread 35.7% of the time as a visitor, having gone 5-9 ATS.
Important Indiana Fever Betting Trends
Indiana covers the spread 50.0% of the time at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, going 6-6 against the spread.
The Fever have been a strong Over bet for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 16-10.
Key New York Liberty Injuries
08/18/19 G Asia Durr Groin is questionable Tuesday vs Indiana Fever
05/24/19 C Kiah Stokes Personal is out for season
Key Indiana Fever Injuries
08/14/19 G Shenise Johnson Knee is out for season
04/05/19 G Victoria Vivians ACL is out for season
Brittany Boyd comes into this contest averaging 5.4 points per game while playing 20.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 39% while her free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Tina Charles averages 17.5 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.1 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 39% for the year while her free throw percentage is 80%.
Erica Wheeler averages 11.7 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per contest this year for the Fever. She grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Candice Dupree averages 11.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 76.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 19.0 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 15.1 per game. The Liberty allow 84.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 19.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 7th in the league with 77.0 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -3.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 34.7 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 16.7. The Fever are 10th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Fever surrender 80.8 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 20.5 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fever are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game this season.
The Liberty are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 96.7 is ranked 1st. They are 3rd in the WNBA in pace with 79.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 10th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the WNBA. New York is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 2nd in the WNBA.
Indiana is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 5th in the WNBA. The Fever are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 105.5, and their offensive rating of 100.6 is ranked 2nd. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 75.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 9th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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