New York Liberty vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 9/10/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Liberty vs Indiana Fever
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
Layshia Clarendon and the New York Liberty (2-17, 6th in the Eastern Conference) travel to IMG Academy on Thursday where they'll take on the Indiana Fever (5-15, 5th in the Eastern Conference).
Layshia Clarendon comes into this contest averaging 11.5 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Kiah Stokes averages 5.4 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.3 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 36% for the year while her free throw percentage is 57%.
Kelsey Mitchell averages 17.8 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Fever. She grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Julie Allemand averages 8.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage is 75%.
New York averages 72.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -14.6 and their shooting percentage is 37% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 16.6 per game. The Liberty allow 86.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 18.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Indiana is 8th in the league with 81.3 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -8.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 33.7 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 18.6. The Fever are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Fever surrender 89.9 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 19.0 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fever are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 10.4 per game this season.
The Liberty are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 106.9, and their offensive rating of 88.8 is ranked 5th. They are 1st in the WNBA in pace with 81.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 42% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the WNBA. New York is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 9th in the WNBA.
Indiana is 3rd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 2nd in the league. The Fever are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 103.5, and their defensive rating of 114.4 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 78.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana
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