Indiana Fever vs New York Liberty Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/13/2020
Game: Indiana Fever vs New York Liberty
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
IMG Academy is the venue where Layshia Clarendon and the New York Liberty (1-7, 6th in the Eastern Conference) will play the Indiana Fever (3-5, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) on Thursday.
Kelsey Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Fever. She pulls down 1.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Teaira McCowan averages 11.6 points per game in 23.1 minutes per contest this season. She averages 7.3 rebounds per game for Indiana. Her field goal percentage is 52% for the year while her free throw percentage is 68%.
Layshia Clarendon averages 13.3 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Kia Nurse averages 9.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 22.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 1.1 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 21% and her free throw percentage is 86%.
Indiana averages 84.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.1 per game. The Fever allow 88.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 16.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 10.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
New York is 12th in the league with 73.8 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 38%, while their average scoring margin is -12.4. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 14.9. The Liberty are 1st in turnovers per game with 18.1. The Liberty surrender 86.1 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 16.6 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 4th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game this season.
The Fever are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 78.7 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 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Indiana is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 2nd in the league.
New York is 1st in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 8th in the league. The Liberty are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 90.1, and their defensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 81.8 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 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
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Tony's Pick: Take New York
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