Fever Looking to Spoil
If you are looking for some WNBA free picks, you have come to the right place. The Washington Mystics travel to Indiana on Friday for a battle with the Fever, and it’s a big game for the road team.
Washington comes into this game with a record of 20-14 and is locked into the playoffs in the WNBA. The Mystics can still get up to the No. 4 seed with two wins and some help from the Seattle Storm.
Indiana is just 5-29 and has also lost 16 straight games. The Fever have been trying to play the role of spoiler, but they haven’t been successful in that role.
The WNBA betting lines for this game have the visiting Washington Mystics as 13½-point betting favorites.
Mystics Efficient on Offense
Guard Ariel Atkins likes the chemistry on her team and recently said, “We have a solid squad able to get along well off the court and able to talk to each other on the court and that’s important.” This chemistry can be seen on offense as the team shares the ball well and has a great shooting percentage.
Atkins leads the team with 14.8 points per game and is deadly if she gets to the free throw line. Washington is scoring less than 80 points per game, but is shooting right around 44 percent from the floor.
Another big strength of this team is on the defensive end of the floor, as they are holding teams to just 75.8 points per game. Washington has struggled on defense of late, but could put up a low number in this matchup.
Fever Not Focused on Defense
The Indiana Fever have not been a good defensive team and it’s a big reason why they have won just five games. Indiana is giving up 89 points per game and has provided very little resistance to opponents of late.
Indiana has given up at least 91 points in each of the last five games, including a 95-91 loss to Dallas in its most recent game. The Fever don’t have any trouble scoring points, but it doesn’t do any good when they give them right back.
Guard Kelsey Mitchell leads the team with 18.4 points per game. The Fever will try to speed this game up, but there has to be some focus on the defensive end of the floor.
Mystics vs Fever Head-to-Head
This will be the third meeting between the Washington Mystics and Indiana Fever. Washington has won the first two games and both wins have been by at least eight points.
Mystics vs Fever Game Information
- Game: Mystics (20-14) vs Fever (5-29)
- Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
- Day/Time: Friday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m. ET
- Mystics vs Fever Live Stream: WNBA.com
Mystics vs Fever Betting Lines
|Washington Mystics||-13½ -110||-900||159-110o||86½-115o
|Indiana Fever||+13½ -110||+650||159-110u||73-115o
Mystics vs Fever Prediction
The scores and odds for each team in this matchup make it look like it will be a blowout win for the Mystics. Standings don’t always have an impact on how a game will play out, but that’s exactly what should happen on Friday night.
Indiana has been a complete mess and seems to be getting worse as the season. Washington needs this win to improve playoff positioning, and that will have the Mystics focused and ready for the task at hand on Friday night.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Washington Mystics -13½ as they roll to an easy win over the Indiana Fever.