Atlanta Dream vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 5/15/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Indiana Fever
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Amazon Prime
The Indiana Fever (1-2) play the Atlanta Dream (2-0) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Sunday.
The Atlanta Dream played the Los Angeles Sparks and earned the victory with a final of 77-75 in their last contest. Atlanta walked away from the game with a 34.8% FG percentage (24 out of 69) and knocked down 13 out of their 30 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Dream knocked down 16 of 19 tries for a percentage of 84.2%. When it comes to rebounding, they compiled 39 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 14 dimes in the game in addition to forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and having 3 steals. With respect to defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to shoot 34.7% from the floor on 25 of 72 shooting. Los Angeles earned 9 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. Additionally, Los Angeles grabbed 36 rebounds (9 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 8 blocked shots. Los Angeles ended up going 82.6% when shooting free throws by knocking down 19 of 23 tries. They buried 6 of their 19 attempts from beyond the arc.
Rhyne Howard is one player who was a contributor for this contest. She left the arena with 21 points on 7 of 18 shooting. She saw the court for 34 mins and grabbed 8 boards. Howard finished shooting 38.9% from the field and also totaled 1 assist.
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Atlanta will play this contest with a record of 2-0 this year. The Dream are connecting on 35.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (20 of 57) and 85.4% from the charity stripe. They average 71.5 pts per game (10th in basketball) while going 33.3% from the floor. They turn it over 17.0 times per game and as a team they are committing 22.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, Atlanta is snagging 43.0 boards per game and has earned 25 dimes on the season, which ranks 10th in basketball in terms of passing. Defensively, the Dream are forcing 12.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.5 fouls. The Dream are giving up a field goal percentage of 29.6% (25 of 35) and they concede 37.5 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 3rd in the WNBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 25 conceded on the year. They are giving up 26.3% on 3-point attempts and they are 2nd in the WNBA in PPG allowed (67.0).
The last time they took the court, the Indiana Fever got the win with a final of 82-76 when they faced the Minnesota Lynx. The Fever recorded 25 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 34 in the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while recording 12 steals in this matchup. The Lynx committed 16 fouls in this contest which took the Fever to the charity stripe for 15 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 73.3%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Indiana knocked down 9 out of 20 attempts (45.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Fever finished 31 for 70 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.3%. The Fever permitted the Lynx to make 32 out of 77 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 41.6% for this contest. They finished 21.1% from three-point range by going 4 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 8 of 14 from the charity stripe (57.1%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Indiana allowed Minnesota to get 40 in total (15 on the offensive side).
Kelsey Mitchell ended up having an impact for the Fever for this contest. She converted 9 out of 16 for the matchup giving her a field goal percentage of 56.3%, and totaled 4 rebounds. Mitchell tallied 26 points in her 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists in this matchup.
Indiana has a record of 1-2 so far this season. Indiana has earned 229 points on the year (76.3 per game) and they collect 36.3 boards per game. The Fever are committing 18.7 fouls per game and they connect on 67.6% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Fever are shooting 40.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 8th in the WNBA. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 20.0 times per game (7th in the league) and they turn it over 16.0 times per game. The Fever are ranked 8th in the league in points allowed per contest with 82.3. They are forcing 14.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (8th in basketball). The Indiana defense gives up 19.1% on shots from 3-point land (9 of 47) and their opponents are connecting on 81.5% of their free throw shots. They concede 20.3 dimes and 37.3 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 8th and 9th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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