There are four games on tap in the WNBA for Friday, with several good ones and one extremely bad one, which is the game we’ll look at as the Atlanta Dream travel to Indiana to face the Fever.
Atlanta at Indiana Betting Odds
The Fever are favored by 3 points and the total on the game is 160.5. Indiana is -150 on the moneyline and favored by 1.5 in the first half with a total of 80.
The Dream have lost both games this season, falling to the Connecticut Sun 78-67 to open the season and then dropping an 85-77 decision to the Chicago Fire last time out of the court. The biggest problem for the Dream this season has been just shooting the ball. Atlanta was 35.9% from the field against Connecticut and 39% against a Chicago team that isn’t known for its defense. Going 12 for 24 from the foul line didn’t help the team, either.
The Fever are 0-3 on the season, having dropped a pair of games to New York to open the season and then were on the short end of an 88-67 beatdown by Connecticut on Wednesday. Indiana was 36.4% from the field and just 32.5% from the floor in the home loss to New York. Indiana was 42% from the floor in the first game of the season at New York, but allowed the Liberty to shoot 47% from the field.
Atlanta Dream at Indiana Fever Pick
These are two of the worst defensive teams in the league and I have this one at 86-85 for Atlanta, so will take a shot on the over in this one. Each team has played Connecticut, who is one of the top two or three defensive teams in the league, and that’s hurt their scoring averages a bit. Faced with playing another team that will struggle to score, think both teams will make a few more baskets than they have been so far.