Atlanta Dream vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 6/18/2023 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Indiana Fever
Date: Sunday, June 18, 2023
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: WNBA League Pass
The Indiana Fever (4-6) host the Atlanta Dream (4-5) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Sunday.
The Atlanta Dream took the court against the Connecticut Sun and walked away with a win by a score of 92-88 in their last contest. Atlanta ended having earned a 51.4% field goal percentage (36 of 70) and made 4 out of their 14 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Dream knocked down 16 of their 20 tries for a percentage of 80.0%. With respect to hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 38 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 23 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Concerning defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to shoot 42.9% from the field on 33 out of 77 shooting. Connecticut dished out 9 assists and had 11 steals in this game. Additionally, Connecticut grabbed 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 1 block. Connecticut finished the game at 78.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 18 of 23 attempts. They also converted 4 out of their 16 tries from downtown.
Allisha Gray is someone who had an impact in the game. She ended up with 27 points on 10 of 14 shooting. She saw the court for 45 mins and also snagged 10 rebounds. Gray went 71.4% from the floor and distributed 2 dimes.
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Atlanta steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 4-5 so far this year. They turn the ball over 16.1 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Atlanta is grabbing 37.2 boards per game and has accumulated 166 dimes so far this season, which is 11th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Dream are hitting 34.4% on shots from beyond the arc (65 of 189) and 81.2% from the charity stripe. They average 84.0 points per contest (3rd in the league) while going 42.9% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Dream are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.9 personal fouls. They are ranked 2nd in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 174 relinquished this season. The Dream defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.0% (117 of 179) and they surrender 36.1 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 32.7% on three-point shots and they are 11th in the WNBA in PPG allowed (85.7).
In their last game, the Indiana Fever walked away with a victory by a final of 92-90 when they faced the Chicago Sky. The Fever corralled 19 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 26 for this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while recording 4 steals in this contest. The Sky committed 19 fouls in this game which got the Fever to the charity stripe for a total of 24 tries. They were able to make 21 of the free throws for a percentage of 87.5%. In relation to three-point attempts, Indiana converted 5 of their 14 tries (35.7%). When the game finished, the Fever shot 33 for 64 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.6%. The Fever permitted the Sky to knock down 35 of 68 tries from the floor which left them shooting 51.5% for this contest. They went 46.2% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 12 out of 26 and ended up shooting 8 out of 11 from the free throw line (72.7%). When discussing rebounding, Indiana allowed Chicago to grab 28 in all (9 offensive).
Aliyah Boston ended up being a factor for the Fever for this contest. She knocked down 6 out of 10 in the game giving her a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and had 8 rebounds. Boston earned 19 points in her 33 minutes on the court, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes.
Indiana has a record of 4-6 for the year. Indiana has scored 817 pts so far this year (81.7 per game) and they average 36.1 rebounds per game. The Fever commit 20.7 personal fouls per game while shooting 76.9% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Fever are hitting on 44.4% from the floor, which is ranked 3rd in the league. They are assisting teammates 17.7 times per game (10th in the WNBA) and they lose possession via turnover 12.5 times per game. The Fever are ranked 7th in the league in points allowed per contest with 83.0. The Indiana defense allows 35.9% on 3-point shots (79 of 220) and opponents are making 80.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 20.2 assists and 33.5 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 9th and 3rd in the league. They are able to force 10.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 42.4% from the floor (5th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta
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