Two teams from opposing conferences coming off different results in their latest matchups are clashing today, when the 3rd in the West Seattle Storm (15-13), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the second-worse in the East Indiana Fever (9-19), who on the other hand have won once in their last 5 games.
Date/Time: 08-25-2018 19:00 EDT
Spread: Seattle Storm -7.5
Seattle Storm have a 15-13 record (15-12-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the third place of the Western conference. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning at home against Minnesota with an 82-74 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Natasha Howard with 18.7 ppg, adding a team high 8.1 boards per game. She is followed by Jewel Lloyd with 12.3 ppg.
Indiana Fever have a 9-19 record (11-16-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in second to last place of the Eastern Conference. They have lost four of their last five matches and in their last game they lost on the road against Los Angeles with a 76-82 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kelsey Mitchell with 12.5 ppg, followed by Erica Wheeler with 11.2 ppg, 3 boards and a team high 5.4 dimes per game.
The Storm have won both previous meetings against the Fever this season (at home by 4 points and on the road by 2). Storm are 10-4 at home so far season, while the Fever are 4-10 on the road. Fever are better offensively, scoring 76.5 ppg to Storm’s 75, while Storm are better defensively, allowing 74.6 ppg to Fever’s 81.4. Both teams have almost identical field goal percentage (41.9% to 41.7%), while Fever have a better 3-point percentage (33.9% to 33%). Storm are better in dimes made (17.6 to 16.8), while Fever are better both in turnovers committed (13.8 to 15.9) and in boards grabbed (34.5 to 32.3). Bookmakers give the Storm a -7.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home win against an inferior Fever team.
Indiana Fever vs Seattle Storm Prediction: Seattle Storm -7.5 (-118)
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