Atlanta Dream vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 5/17/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Indiana Fever
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
The Atlanta Dream (3-1) go to Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Tuesday where they'll meet the Indiana Fever (2-3).
The Atlanta Dream stepped onto the hardwood against the Indiana Fever and earned the victory with a final of 85-79 in their last contest. Atlanta ended the contest with a 49.1% field goal percentage (28 of 57) and made 6 of their 17 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Dream knocked down 23 of their 30 attempts for a rate of 76.7%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 32 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 12 assists for this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and earning 8 steals. With respect to defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to go 41.2% from the floor on 28 out of 68 shooting. Indiana earned 8 assists and had 4 steals for the game. Moreover, Indiana grabbed 29 boards (8 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Indiana finished the game at 63.2% at the charity stripe by converting 12 of 19 attempts. They buried 11 out of their 23 tries from beyond the arc.
Rhyne Howard is a player who was a factor for this game. She finished with 33 points on 9 out of 18 shooting. She played for 32 mins and also collected 3 boards. Howard walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and dished out 2 dimes.
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Atlanta enters this matchup with a record of 3-1 this year. They are averaging 75.3 pts per game (10th in the WNBA) while hitting 39.4% from the floor. The Dream are connecting on 37.4% from downtown (34 of 91) and 78.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Atlanta is grabbing 38.5 rebounds per contest and has racked up 53 dimes this season, which ranks 10th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 18.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 21.5 personal fouls per game. On defense, the Dream are able to force 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. They are ranked 6th in basketball in giving up assists with 68 relinquished so far this year. The Dream are giving up a field goal percentage of 36.7% (55 of 74) and they concede 33.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They relinquish 38.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 5th in basketball in PPG allowed (77.3).
For their last game, the Indiana Fever took a defeat with a final score of 85-79 when they played the Atlanta Dream. The Fever earned 21 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 29 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 17 times, while earning 4 steals in this matchup. The Dream were called for 23 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Fever to the free throw line for 19 shots. They were able to bury 12 of those for a rate of 63.2%. In the matter of shots from distance, Indiana converted 11 of 23 tries (47.8%). When all was said and done, the Fever ended up going 28 for 68 from the field which had them sitting at 41.2%. The Fever allowed the Dream to make 28 out of 57 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.1% for the game. They finished 35.3% from distance by connecting on 6 out of 17 and finished the contest at 23 out of 30 from the charity stripe (76.7%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, Indiana allowed Atlanta to pull down 32 in total (4 on the offensive side).
Kelsey Mitchell ended up being important for the Fever for the contest. She converted 8 of 16 in the game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accumulated 3 rebounds. Mitchell racked up 27 points in her 35 mins on the court and had 4 dimes in the game.
Indiana has a mark of 2-3 for the year. The Fever are responsible for committing 20.4 fouls per contest while shooting 70.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 18.2 times per game (7th in the league) and they are turning it over 17.0 times per game. Indiana has totaled 400 points for the year (80.0 per game) and they grab 39.0 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Fever are connecting on 40.4% from the floor, which is 9th in basketball. The Fever on the defensive side of the court are 10th in the WNBA in points allowed per contest with 83.6. They are able to force 16.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.5% from the floor (8th in the WNBA). The Indiana defense gives up 28.1% on 3-point shots (25 of 89) and opponents are converting on 81.0% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 18.0 assists and 35.4 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 6th and 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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