New York Liberty vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 7/9/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Liberty vs Indiana Fever
Date: Friday, July 9, 2021
Location: Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN
Indiana Farmers Coliseum is the site where and the Indiana Fever (2-16) will play the New York Liberty (10-9) on Friday.
The New York Liberty played the Dallas Wings and earned the victory with a final of 99-96 in their last contest. New York ended the contest having earned a 56.3% FG percentage (40 of 71) and converted 15 out of their 31 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Liberty made 4 of their 8 attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. In regard to pulling down boards, they collected 29 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 27 assists in this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In reference to defending, New York allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 38 out of 76 shooting. Dallas dished out 10 dimes and had 8 steals in this game. Furthermore, Dallas pulled down 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Dallas finished the contest at 86.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 13 of 15 attempts. They also buried 7 of 16 shots from distance.
Sami Whitcomb is a player who was a factor for this contest. She ended up finishing with 26 points on 10 of 16 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 35:46 minutes and snagged 7 boards. Whitcomb finished shooting 62.5% from the field and dished out 4 assists. Someone else that was a determining factor in the game for the Liberty was Betnijah Laney. She snagged 1 rebound in her 33:33 minutes on the court. She finished shooting 53.3% from the field for this contest by going 8-of-15 (18 points). Overall, Laney had accumulated 7 assists.
New York will play this game with a win-loss record of 10-9 for the season. They are turning it over 16.5 times per contest and as a group they are committing 17.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, New York is pulling down 34.0 boards per game and has accounted for 376 dimes this season, which is 4th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. The Liberty are connecting on 36.6% from downtown (197 of 538) and 79.9% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 81.1 points per outing (8th in the WNBA) while connecting on 43.6% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Liberty are able to force 12.7 turnovers per game and they draw 17.6 personal fouls. The Liberty defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.4% (242 of 335) and they surrender 37.4 boards per contest as a team. They rank 11th in the WNBA in allowing assists with 379 surrendered so far this year. They are surrendering 31.8% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 10th in the WNBA in PPG allowed (85.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Indiana Fever walked away with a victory by a final of 73-67 when they played the Connecticut Sun. The Fever were able to collect 30 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 7 times, while getting 4 steals for the contest. The Sun earned 20 fouls for the matchup which took the Fever to the charity stripe for a total of 27 shots. They were able to convert 19 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 70.4%. Concerning 3-pointers, Indiana buried 4 of their 17 attempts (23.5%). When the game finished, the Fever ended up shooting 25 for 63 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.7%. The Fever permitted the Sun to make 24 of their 67 tries from the floor which had them at 35.8% for the contest. They shot 23.5% from 3-point land by shooting 4 out of 17 and finished the game at 15 of 20 from the free throw line (75.0%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Indiana permitted Connecticut to snag 37 in all (10 offensive).
Danielle Robinson was important for the Fever in this contest. She converted 7 out of 15 for this game for a field goal rate of 46.7%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. Robinson recorded 19 points in her 33:02 mins on the court and earned 2 assists for this contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Indiana was Kelsey Mitchell. She walked away with 1 assist in 32:14 minutes played, and she converted 4 out of 10 from the field. Mitchell finished going 40.0% from the floor while also totaling 14 points and 5 rebounds.
Indiana has a win-loss record of 2-16 this season. The Fever commit 18.2 fouls per contest and they go 78.7% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 16.7 times per contest (11th in the WNBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.2 times per game. Indiana has totaled 1,335 points for the year (74.2 per game) and they average 34.2 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Fever are shooting 41.3% from the floor, which is ranked 10th in the WNBA. The Fever on the defensive end are ranked 11th in the WNBA in points per game surrendered with 86.7. They have surrendered 20.2 dimes and 33.7 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 10th and 3rd in basketball. The Indiana defense surrenders 38.8% on 3-point shots (158 of 407) and their opponents are knocking down 82.7% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 11.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.8% from the floor (11th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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