Indiana Fever vs Atlanta Dream Prediction, 9/14/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Fever vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Location: Gateway Center Arena in College Park, GA
The Indiana Fever (6-23) go to Gateway Center Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Atlanta Dream (7-22).
The Indiana Fever faced the Minnesota Lynx and went home with a loss by a final score of 90-80 in their last game. Indiana wrapped up the game with a 50.0% FG percentage (34 out of 68) and buried 8 out of their 17 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Fever converted 4 of their 4 shots for a rate of 100.0%. In relation to rebounding, they collected 20 with 5 of them being offensive. They also distributed 17 assists for this contest as well as forcing 16 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In reference to defending, Indiana allowed 56.1% from the floor on 32 out of 57 shooting. Minnesota doled out 18 dimes and had 6 steals in this game. On top of that, Minnesota had 29 rebounds (8 offensive, 21 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Minnesota finished the game at 95.5% at the charity stripe by making 21 of their 22 attempts. They converted 5 out of their 13 tries from beyond the arc.
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Kelsey Mitchell is one player who was a major factor in this matchup. She finished with 25 points on 10 of 19 shooting. She was on the court for 38:50 minutes and snagged 2 rebounds. Mitchell finished the contest at 52.6% from the floor and also totaled 6 assists. Another player that was a major factor in this contest for the Fever was Victoria Vivians. She collected 3 rebounds in 37:55 minutes played on the night. She finished the game at 28.6% from the floor for this contest by shooting 4-of-14 (10 points). Overall, Vivians had accumulated 7 assists.
Indiana steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 6-23 for the season. They are averaging 74.9 points per game (11th in the WNBA) while shooting 41.6% from the floor. The Fever are shooting 28.3% on shots from downtown (140 of 494) and 79.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Indiana is snagging 34.4 boards per game and has accounted for 476 dimes so far this year, which is 11th in the WNBA in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.7 times per game and as a group are committing 17.8 personal fouls per contest. On defense, the Fever have forced 12.0 turnovers per game and they draw 18.3 personal fouls. They are ranked 8th in the league in giving up assists with 582 surrendered so far this season. The Fever defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.8% (348 of 532) and they surrender 33.2 rebounds per game as a team. They give up 37.6% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 10th in basketball in PPG allowed (84.4).
When they last played, the Atlanta Dream took a defeat with a final score of 82-74 when they played the Washington Mystics. The Dream were able to collect 30 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in this game. They gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while getting 8 steals in this matchup. The Mystics committed 6 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Dream to the free throw line for 8 attempts. They were able to knock down 4 of them for a percentage of 50.0%. In terms of 3-point attempts, Atlanta made 6 of their 22 tries (27.3%). In all, the Dream finished 32 for 78 from the field which had them sitting at 41.0%. The Dream permitted the Mystics to convert 29 of their 70 tries from the floor which had them at 41.4% for the contest. They finished 37.5% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 9 of 24 and ended up shooting 15 out of 19 from the free throw line (78.9%). When it comes to team rebounding, Atlanta allowed Washington to collect 46 in total (11 offensive).
Courtney Williams was important for the Dream for the matchup. She made 11 of 18 in this matchup giving her a rate of 61.1%, and had 6 rebounds. Williams earned 23 points in her 34:05 mins of playing time and had 2 dimes in this game. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Atlanta was Aari McDonald. She finished this one with 2 assists in her 33:19 mins on the court, and she converted 3 of 12 from the floor. McDonald finished going 25.0% from the floor as well as earning 11 points and 5 total rebounds.
Atlanta has a record of 7-22 so far this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Dream are hitting on 41.7% from the floor, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Atlanta has tallied 2,301 points on the campaign (79.3 per contest) and they average 34.1 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 17.8 times per game (9th in the WNBA) and they cough up possession 11.0 times per game. The Dream are responsible for committing 18.4 personal fouls per contest while shooting 71.2% from the charity stripe. The Dream defensively are ranked 11th in the WNBA in points allowed per game with 84.9. They are forcing 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.1% from the floor (11th in basketball). The Atlanta defense surrenders 39.1% on 3-point attempts (249 of 637) and their opponents are making 78.6% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 21.1 dimes and 38.3 total boards per game, which ranks 12th and 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana
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