Indiana Fever vs New York Liberty Prediction, 5/13/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Fever vs New York Liberty
Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Indiana Fever (1-2) go to Barclays Center on Friday where they'll take on the New York Liberty (1-1).
The Indiana Fever faced off with the Minnesota Lynx and walked away with a win by a score of 82-76 in their last game. Indiana ended having earned a 44.3% field goal percentage (31 of 70) and made 9 of 20 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Fever knocked down 11 of their 15 tries for a rate of 73.3%. When discussing pulling down boards, they collected 34 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 23 dimes for the matchup while forcing 18 turnovers and getting 12 steals. With respect to defending, Indiana allowed the other team to go 41.6% from the floor on 32 out of 77 shooting. Minnesota totaled 15 dimes and had 8 steals for this game. Moreover, Minnesota collected 40 boards (15 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Minnesota went 57.1% from the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of 14 attempts. They converted 4 of 19 attempts from long range.
Kelsey Mitchell is one player who was a major factor for this game. She scored 26 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. She saw the court for 35 mins and also pulled down 4 boards. Mitchell walked away from this one shooting 56.3% from the field and also dished out 3 assists.
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Indiana comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 1-2 for the season. They are turning it over 16.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 18.7 fouls per game. As a unit, Indiana is snagging 36.3 rebounds per game and has totaled 60 dimes so far this year, which is 5th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Fever are hitting 35.3% on three-point attempts (24 of 68) and 67.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 76.3 pts per contest (8th in the WNBA) while going 40.9% from the field. Defensively, the Fever are forcing 14.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 14.7 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 19.1% from beyond the arc and they are 8th in the league in opponents points per game (82.3). The Fever are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.7% (44 of 44) and they concede 37.3 boards per game as a team. They are 9th in the league in allowing assists with 61 conceded this year.
When they last played, the New York Liberty walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 83-50 when they played the Chicago Sky. The Liberty snagged 25 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 31 for this contest. They turned the ball over 14 times, while getting 3 steals in the game. The Sky were called for 14 fouls in the game which got the Liberty to the free throw line for 9 shots. They were able to convert 8 of the free throw tries for a clip of 88.9%. In the matter of 3-point shots, New York knocked down 2 of their 15 tries (13.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Liberty finished 20 for 60 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 33.3%. The Liberty allowed the Sky to bury 31 out of 68 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.6% for the game. They finished 45.5% from 3-point land by going 10 out of 22 and ended up going 11 out of 13 from the free throw line (84.6%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, New York permitted Chicago to snag 36 in all (7 offensive).
Han Xu ended up being a factor for the Liberty in the matchup. She converted 3 out of 4 in this game for a rate of 75.0%, but couldn't coral a rebound. Xu tallied 10 points in her 9 minutes of playing time and accounted for 1 assist for the matchup.
New York has a win-loss record of 1-1 for the year. The Liberty are responsible for committing 19.5 fouls per game and they go 76.7% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 16.5 times per game (9th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.5 times per game. New York has earned 131 pts for the season (65.5 per game) and they grab 29.0 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Liberty are shooting 40.3% from the field, which has them ranked 9th in the WNBA. The Liberty on defense are ranked 6th in the WNBA in points per game surrendered with 81.0. The New York defense concedes 35.9% on 3-point attempts (14 of 39) and opponents are knocking down 78.0% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 18.0 assists and 35.0 total boards per game, which is ranked 6th and 7th in the league. They are able to force 11.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.9% from the floor (7th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Indiana
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