Atlanta Dream vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 5/21/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Indiana Fever
Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
The Indiana Fever (0-3) play the Atlanta Dream (0-2) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday.
The Atlanta Dream faced the Chicago Sky and took a loss by a final of 85-77 in their last contest. Atlanta ended with a 39.0% FG percentage (30 out of 77) and converted 5 out of their 15 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Dream made 12 of 24 attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. With respect to rebounding, they collected a total of 35 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 16 assists in the game as well as forcing the opposition into 24 turnovers and earning 17 steals. When it comes to the defense, Atlanta let their opponent shoot 40.0% from the floor on 28 of 70 shooting. Chicago doled out 18 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. On top of that, Chicago totaled 47 boards (14 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Chicago finished the contest at 77.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 28 of their 36 shots. They also knocked down 1 of their 13 attempts from 3-point range.
Courtney Williams is someone who was a major factor in this game. She scored 24 points on 10 out of 19 shooting. She saw the court for 36:37 mins and collected 8 rebounds. Williams ended up shooting 52.6% from the field and earned 2 dimes. Another player that played a role in the game for the Dream was Chennedy Carter. She collected 4 rebounds in her 28:41 minutes on the hardwood. She ended up going 53.3% from the field for the matchup by shooting 8-of-15 (21 points). At the conclusion of this game, Carter earned 6 assists.
Atlanta heads into this one with a record of 0-2 this year. The Dream are shooting 24.2% on shots from downtown (8 of 33) and 66.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 72.0 pts per contest (10th in the league) while going 37.6% from the field. They turn the ball over 15.5 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 22.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Atlanta is snagging 30.5 boards per contest and has accumulated 30 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 9th in the WNBA in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Dream are able to force 22.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.0 fouls. They currently rank 4th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 38 surrendered on the year. The Dream defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.0% (44 of 42) and they relinquish 44.5 boards per game as a group. They give up 30.6% on shots from distance and they are 7th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (81.5).
The last time they took the court, the Indiana Fever took a loss by a final score of 88-67 against the Connecticut Sun. The Fever were able to snag 19 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 31 for this contest. They also coughed it up 12 times, while getting 7 steals for this contest. The Sun were called for 19 fouls in the game which took the Fever to the charity stripe for a total of 16 shots. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw tries for a clip of 93.8%. Pertaining to shots from distance, Indiana knocked down 4 of 15 attempts (26.7%). When all was said and done, the Fever walked away from this one shooting 24 for 66 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 36.4%. The Fever allowed the Sun to convert 37 out of 67 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 55.2% in this game. They wrapped up this game 47.6% from three-point range by shooting 10 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 4 of 7 at the free throw line (57.1%). When discussing rebounding, Indiana permitted Connecticut to get 38 overall (12 offensive).
Teaira McCowan ended up being a major contributor for the Fever for the matchup. She knocked down 3 out of 10 in the game giving her a field goal percentage of 30.0%, and had 6 rebounds. McCowan had 8 points in her 25:06 minutes of playing time and totaled 2 assists in this matchup. One more player that played a role for Indiana was Kelsey Mitchell. She came away with 1 assist in her 24:28 mins played, and she shot 4 of 8 from the floor. Mitchell ended up shooting 50.0% from the field while earning 9 points and 3 total rebounds.
Indiana has a mark of 0-3 this season. The Fever commit 19.3 fouls per game and they connect on 77.1% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 14.3 times per contest (11th in the WNBA) and they turn it over 14.7 times per contest. Indiana has earned 219 points so far this season (73.0 per game) and they grab 38.7 boards per game. As an offense, the Fever are shooting 37.2% from the floor, which is 10th in the league. The Fever defensively are ranked 9th in basketball in PPG given up with 83.7. They are able to force 16.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.5% from the floor (10th in the WNBA). The Indiana defense gives up 44.4% on three-point shots (32 of 72) and their opponents are connecting on 77.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 22.0 dimes and 34.7 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 11th and 4th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta
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