Indiana Fever vs Dallas Wings Prediction, 8/20/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Fever vs Dallas Wings
Date: Friday, August 20, 2021
Location: College Park Center in Arlington, TX
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Indiana Fever (4-18) head to College Park Center on Friday where they'll take on the Dallas Wings (10-13).
The Indiana Fever faced off with the Phoenix Mercury and went home with a loss by a final score of 84-80 in their last contest. Indiana walked away from the contest with a 45.5% field goal percentage (30 out of 66) and converted 10 of 22 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Fever made 10 of their 17 attempts for a rate of 58.8%. In reference to grabbing boards, they collected 38 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 16 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In the matter of defending, Indiana allowed the other team to go 41.8% from the floor on 28 out of 67 shooting. Phoenix recorded 8 assists and had 4 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Phoenix had 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 7 blocks. Phoenix finished shooting 91.7% at the charity stripe by making 22 of their 24 attempts. They converted 6 of their 20 attempts from beyond the arc.
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Kelsey Mitchell is one player who was a major factor for the game. She accounted for 20 points on 8 out of 20 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 36:07 mins and totaled 3 rebounds. Mitchell finished the contest at 40.0% from the floor and also distributed 3 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Fever was Danielle Robinson. She pulled down 8 rebounds in 33:03 min on the hardwood. She walked away from this one shooting 44.4% from the floor for the contest by shooting 4-of-9 (14 points). When the time ran out, Robinson had 3 assists.
Indiana will take the court with a mark of 4-18 this season. They average 74.8 points per outing (11th in the league) on 41.3% from the floor. The Fever are connecting on 27.3% on three-point shots (99 of 362) and 78.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Indiana is pulling in 35.1 boards per game and has tallied 362 dimes so far this year, which ranks 11th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 14.0 times per game and as a group are committing 18.1 fouls per contest. Defensively, the Fever have forced 12.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 7th in basketball in allowing assists with 434 surrendered for the season. The Fever defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 44.8% (263 of 418) and they surrender 33.9 boards per game as a unit. They give up 36.9% on three-point shots and they are 10th in the WNBA in PPG allowed (84.4).
The last time they took the court, the Dallas Wings got the win with a final of 80-76 when they played the Chicago Sky. The Wings corralled 30 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 7 steals for this game. The Sky had 15 fouls in this game which got the Wings to the charity stripe for 15 shots. They were able to make 13 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 86.7%. In reference to shots from beyond the perimeter, Dallas converted 7 of 14 attempts (50.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Wings finished shooting 30 out of 78 from the field which had them at 38.5%. The Wings allowed the Sky to convert 30 of their 72 attempts from the field which left them shooting 41.7% for the game. They finished the game shooting 33.3% from three-point range by connecting on 8 out of 24 and ended up shooting 8 of 8 from the free throw line (100.0%). When talking about attacking the glass, Dallas allowed Chicago to collect 32 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Arike Ogunbowale ended up being a major contributor for the Wings in this game. She made 5 out of 17 for this game giving her a field goal percentage of 29.4%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. Ogunbowale had 15 points in her 37:19 mins on the court and accounted for 1 assist for this game. An additional player that ended being a contributor for Dallas was Allisha Gray. She came away with 3 assists in her 34:34 mins played, and she shot 7 out of 13 from the floor. Gray ended up shooting 53.8% from the floor while also contributing 20 points and 7 total rebounds.
Dallas has a record of 10-13 so far this year. The Wings commit 19.3 fouls per game and they go 84.1% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 17.9 times per game (10th in basketball) and they are turning it over 12.6 times per game. Dallas has scored 1,927 pts on the year (83.8 per game) and they pull in 36.6 boards per contest. As an offense, the Wings are shooting 42.4% from the field, which is ranked 8th in the league. The Wings on the defensive end are ranked 8th in basketball in PPG allowed with 83.1. They are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.9% from the field (10th in the WNBA). The Dallas defense concedes 33.2% from downtown (171 of 515) and their opposition knocks down 78.4% of their foul shots. They have given up 20.5 assists and 34.3 boards per contest, which ranks them 11th and 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas
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