Los Angeles Sparks vs. Indiana Fever - 8/15/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Indiana Fever vs. Los Angeles Sparks
WNBA Basketball: Saturday, August 15th at 2:00 PM ET
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The Los Angeles Sparks and Indiana Fever face off in their tenth game of the WNBA season inside the bubble at IMG Academy on Saturday.
The Los Angeles Sparks come into this game hot having won five games in a row, including their last game against the Washington Mystics, a game they won 81-64. In the last game against the Mystics, their defense really locked down giving up 64 points and that was the difference. On offense in the last game it was a balanced attack with five guys scoring at least 10 points.
On the season the Sparks are averaging 85.8 points while giving up 79.2 points per game. On the season the Sparks are shooting 47.9 percent from the field. On the season the Sparks are averaging 13.4 points while shooting 46.7 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Indiana Fever who have had their struggles this season, but they were able to come away with a win in their last game against the New York Liberty. After the first quarter in that game the Fever were winning 27-17 and the rest was history as they had no issue coming away with a victory. On the season the Fever are averaging 84.3 points while giving up 87.6 points per game.
The best player for the Fever this season has been Kelsey Mitchell who is averaging 19 points and 2.8 assists per game. In this game, the Fever need their defense to step up in a big way, and not fall behind early. If they fall behind early, they are going to have a big problem coming away with a victory. If they can keep this game close, they will need someone in the 4th quarter to step up.
The Sparks are the better team, but the Fever are going to keep this game close. Look for the Fever’s defense to be strong and that will lead the Fever to keep this game close. In terms of the total, it's a lean to the under because of the defenses, but that isn't as strong of play.