In this all-Eastern showdown, two squads sitting on opposite sides of the conference are clashing, when the last Indiana Fever (5-26), looking to end yet another losing streak, are hosting the second Washington Mystics (19-11), who are red-hot and want to extend a lengthy winning streak of their own.
Date/Time: 08-15-2018 19:00 EDT
Spread: Indiana Fever +10.5
Indiana Fever have a 5-26 record (11-20 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the last place of the East and of the whole league. They have three consecutive losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Las Vegas Aces with a 74-92 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Candice Dupree with 13.6 ppg, adding 6.4 boards per game. She is followed by Kelsey Mitchell with 13 ppg, while Cappie Pondexter adds 10.4 ppg and 2.6 dimes per game.
Washington Mystics have a 19-11 record (17-12-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the second place of the East. They have won six of their last seven matches and in their last game they won at home against the Dallas Wings with a 93-80 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Elena Delle Donne with 21 ppg, adding a team high 7.2 boards per game. She is followed by Kristi Toliver with 13.7 ppg and a team high 4.5 dimes per game, while Ariel Atkins adds 11.4 ppg.
Washington have won both previous meetings against Indiana so far this season (at home by 7 points and on the road by 9). Indiana are 2-13 at home this season, while Washington are 9-6 on the road. Washington are better both offensively, scoring 85.4 ppg to Indiana’s league-low of 75.2 and defensively, allowing 82.3 ppg to Indiana’s 84.8. They also have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 44.9% to Indiana’s league-low of 40.5% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 36% to Indiana’s 33%. Washington are better in assists made, with 17.8 to Indiana’s 15.7, while both teams grab the exact same number of rebounds (32.5) and commit the same number of turnovers per game (12.5). Washington are the absolute favorite and while Vegas odds give them a -10.5 spread, don’t expect them to beat the odds as they have won by an average of 8 this season.
Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever Prediction: Indiana Fever +10.5 (-112)
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