Indiana Fever vs Atlanta Dream Prediction, 6/5/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Fever vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022
Location: Gateway Center Arena in College Park, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
The Indiana Fever (3-9) head to Gateway Center Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Atlanta Dream (6-3).
The Indiana Fever faced off with the New York Liberty and ended up losing by a score of 87-74 in their last contest. Indiana ended the game with a 32.9% field goal percentage (25 out of 76) and buried 9 out of their 26 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Fever made 15 of their 15 shots for a percentage of 100.0%. Concerning pulling down boards, they compiled 33 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 18 dimes for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With respect to defense, Indiana allowed the other team to shoot 45.2% from the field on 28 out of 62 shooting. New York earned 8 assists and had 2 steals in the game. Additionally, New York grabbed 39 boards (8 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 9 blocked shots. New York ended up going 83.3% at the free throw line by burying 20 of 24 attempts. They made 11 of their 33 tries from 3-point range.
Bria Hartley is someone who was a major factor for this game. She accumulated 10 points on 4 out of 7 shooting. She was on the court for 15 minutes and also totaled 2 boards. Hartley walked away from this one shooting 57.1% from the floor and distributed 2 dimes.
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Indiana enters this contest with a win-loss record of 3-9 on the year. The Fever are shooting 36.0% on shots from downtown (95 of 264) and 77.7% from the free throw line. They average 81.2 points per contest (6th in basketball) while connecting on 40.6% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.9 times per game and as a team they commit 21.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Indiana is snagging 35.3 rebounds per game and has 225 assists on the year, which has them ranked 2nd in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Fever are forcing their opponents into 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.3 fouls. They surrender 36.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 12th in the WNBA in PPG allowed (89.2). The Fever defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 46.1% (176 of 219) and they surrender 36.0 boards per game as a group. They rank 12th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 240 surrendered for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Atlanta Dream got the win with a final of 84-76 when they faced the Minnesota Lynx. The Dream were able to pull down 23 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 for the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 17 steals for the matchup. The Lynx earned 17 fouls in this matchup which got the Dream to the charity stripe for a total of 12 tries. They were able to make 6 of the free throws for a percentage of 50.0%. When talking about shots from distance, Atlanta converted 12 of their 28 tries (42.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Dream walked away from this one shooting 33 for 77 from the field which gave them a rate of 42.9%. The Dream allowed the Lynx to knock down 27 of 60 attempts from the floor 0 45.0% for this game. They wrapped up this game 33.3% from three-point range by going 7 of 21 and finished the game at 15 of 20 at the free throw line (75.0%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Atlanta allowed Minnesota to get 39 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Erica Wheeler pitched in for the Dream in the matchup. She made 5 out of 11 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and accumulated 2 rebounds. Wheeler scored 13 points in her 30 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 9 dimes for the game.
Atlanta has a win-loss mark of 6-3 this season. As an offensive team, the Dream are hitting on 42.3% from the floor, which ranks 8th in the league. Atlanta has totaled 690 pts so far this season (76.7 per game) and they average 36.4 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.2 times per contest (12th in basketball) and they turn it over 17.6 times per contest. The Dream are responsible for committing 21.6 fouls per game while shooting 77.5% from the free throw line. The Dream defensively are ranked 2nd in the league in PPG given up with 74.0. They allow 17.0 assists and 33.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 2nd and 3rd in the league. The Atlanta defense concedes 30.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (63 of 206) and their opponents are connecting on 75.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 15.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 37.9% from the field (1st in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta
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