Indiana Fever vs Atlanta Dream Prediction, 8/3/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Fever vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Location: Gateway Center Arena in College Park, GA
The Indiana Fever (5-27) travel to Gateway Center Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Atlanta Dream (12-18).
The Indiana Fever faced the Las Vegas Aces and ended up losing by a score of 94-69 in their last game. Indiana finished having earned a 31.0% FG percentage (22 out of 71) and converted 7 out of their 25 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Fever converted 18 of 21 attempts for a rate of 85.7%. With respect to grabbing boards, they earned 39 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 10 dimes for the contest while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and earning 2 steals. When discussing defense, Indiana allowed 50.7% from the field on 36 out of 71 shooting. Las Vegas doled out 10 assists and had 9 steals in this contest. Moreover, Las Vegas collected 37 rebounds (10 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Las Vegas ended up going 84.2% at the charity stripe by converting 16 of their 19 attempts. They also knocked down 6 of 17 shots from downtown.
NaLyssa Smith is someone who was a factor in this game. She walked away with 18 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. She played for 31 minutes played and totaled 13 rebounds. Smith finished shooting 45.5% from the field and recorded 1 assist.
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Indiana will enter this matchup with a mark of 5-27 for the year. They are averaging 77.6 pts per game (12th in the league) while going 40.5% from the field. The Fever are shooting 33.2% on 3-point shots (218 of 657) and 73.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Indiana is pulling in 33.8 rebounds per game and has earned 583 assists this season, which is 9th in the WNBA in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.8 times per contest and as a group they are committing 19.6 personal fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Fever are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.1 fouls. They are giving up 34.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 12th in basketball in points per game allowed (88.8). The Fever defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.5% (460 of 579) and they concede 36.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 12th in the WNBA in allowing assists with 689 conceded so far this season.
For their last game, the Atlanta Dream took a loss by a final score of 81-68 when they faced the Dallas Wings. The Dream snagged 25 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 32 for this game. They also turned it over 19 times, while getting 8 steals for this game. The Wings were called for 18 personal fouls in this contest which took the Dream to the charity stripe for 22 shots. They were able to make 15 of the free throws for a clip of 68.2%. In regard to shots from downtown, Atlanta made 7 out of 18 attempts (38.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Dream finished 23 for 61 from the field which gave them a percentage of 37.7%. The Dream permitted the Wings to convert 34 of 71 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.9% for this game. They finished the game shooting 28.0% from distance by hitting 7 out of 25 and finished the contest at 6 of 11 from the free throw line (54.5%). In relation to cleaning up the glass, Atlanta allowed Dallas to pull down 32 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Rhyne Howard ended up being a major contributor for the Dream in this game. She converted 5 out of 15 for the contest for a field goal rate of 33.3%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. Howard recorded 22 points in her 34 mins on the court and accumulated 1 assist for this contest.
Atlanta has a record of 12-18 so far this season. The Dream commit 19.9 fouls per game and they go 77.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 17.3 times per game (12th in the WNBA) and they are turning it over 15.8 times per game. Atlanta has earned 2,333 points this year (77.8 per game) and they average 35.8 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Dream are shooting 41.8% from the field, which is 11th in the league. The Dream on the defensive side of the court are 5th in the WNBA in PPG surrendered with 80.7. They are able to force 14.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.7% from the field (4th in the WNBA). The Atlanta defense surrenders 33.9% on 3-point shots (246 of 725) and opponents are converting on 76.6% of their free throw shots. They allow 19.3 assists and 33.9 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 3rd and 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana
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