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Former No. 1 Picks Caitlin Clark, Rhyne Howard Square Off

Atlanta Looks to Improve 4-1 on the Road Against Fever

The Atlanta Dream and Indiana Fever can’t both lose, can they? Atlanta is coming off a 19-point loss at home to the previously winless Washington Mystics. Indiana trailed by as many as 28 points the last time out in a loss to Connecticut. The WNBA odds favor the visiting Dream to improve to 4-1 on the road.

 

Former No. 1 Picks Caitlin Clark, Rhyne Howard Square Off
Caitlin Clark #22 of the Indiana Fever | Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

 

After Atlanta won all four games against Indiana during the 2022 season and covered in three of them, the teams split the four matchups last season. Indiana’s 90-87 win snapped a five-game losing streak to the Dream, with the Fever winning the most recent game as well. Six of the last nine games between the teams went over the total.

The WNBA betting line has Atlanta listed as the 3-point favorite with -140 odds to win the game outright. The Fever, which is 1-3 outright and 2-2 against the spread as a home underdog this season, has +120 odds to win its second home game of the season.

Dream vs Fever Game Information

  • Game: Atlanta Dream (5-5) at Indiana Fever (3-10)
  • Date/Time: Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m. ET
  • Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • Dream vs Fever Live Stream: WNBA.com

 

Dream vs Fever Odds and Spreads

Dream
Fever
-3 -105
Point Spread
+3 -115
-140
Moneyline
+120
O 165 -110
Total
U 165 -110

 

Tina Charles Shaking Off Rust

Former WNBA Rookie of the Year Tina Charles is working her way through the current group of rookies.

It started when Charles scored a season-high 22 points to go with seven rebounds in a win over a Chicago Sky team that includes rookies Kamilla Cardoso and Angel Reese. After the game, she offered some advice to Reese, telling her to slow down when having a chance to finish her layups and that she respects Reese and her game.

Next up was a matchup with Washington and another rookie forward in Aaliyah Edwards. Now Charles leads the Dream against Caitlin Clark, the front-runner in the WNBA odds to be the Rookie of the Year.

Charles, who did not play in the WNBA last season, is averaging 12.8 points and 9.1 rebounds in 29.3 minutes per game in her first season in Atlanta.

Five of Atlanta’s last six games went under the WNBA spread. 

 

 

How Will Caitlin Clark Respond to Benching?

Caitlin Clark usually only came off the court at the University of Iowa when the Hawkeyes were cruising to victory. It was a different story the last time out.

Clark came out of the matchup with the Connecticut Sun with 4:41 left in the third quarter. She didn’t play the rest of the game as reserves Katie Lou Samuelson and Erica Wheeler played more minutes than the high-profile rookie.

Indiana was down 69-41 when Clark was replaced by Grace Berger. Connecticut was in cruise control for much of the fourth quarter and was outscored the Sunby the Fever 31-21 over the final 14:41 as Clark watched from the bench.

Indiana Fever coach Christie Sides proclaimed that a lack of effort from her team was part of the issue.

“I’m going to start with how you can’t, at this level, coach effort,” Sides told the media after Indiana’s 10th loss of the season. “I felt like we were just trying to ask them to keep playing hard, play hard. You can’t start there. You can’t play in this league if you have to coach effort. It’s just too hard.”

Clark had 10 points and two assists as Indiana was outscored by 30 points in the 22 minutes with her on the floor.

I thought we could have played with a lot better energy,”

Clark said after the game. “I thought we let little things on the offensive end frustrate us, and we didn’t play good defense. It’s not a recipe to win many games.”

Fellow former No. 1 overall pick Aliyah Boston had a double-double for the Fever in the loss against one of the best frontcourts in the WNBA.


Six of Indiana’s last seven games went over the total.

What to Look For: More Jump From the Opening Tip

Indiana trailed by 11 points after one quarter the last time out while Atlanta was down by 10 points going into the second quarter in its most recent matchup so something will have to give.

Indiana is 1-6 against the WNBA spread over the last seven games and 2-6-1 in the last nine matchups with Atlanta.

Atlanta has covered in just four of its last 13 games. The Dream are 4-12 against the spread in its last 16 games. Atlanta has won just four of those games outright.

The Dream are last in the WNBA with a field-goal percentage of 40.2 and are 11th out of 12 teams in scoring offense. Indiana is 10th in scoring offense and last in scoring defense. Keep that in mind when looking at the 165-point total.

Guard Jordin Canada is expected to miss another game for the Dream. She has yet to play in the regular season since being acquired in the offseason.

Forwards Damiris Dantas and Temi Fagbenle continue to be sidelined for Indiana.

 

Dream vs Fever Prediction

Dream 84, Fever 80

 

 

Odds and information are accurate at the time of writing. Please check with official sources for the latest updates before placing any bets.

 

Questions of the Day

Which team won the 2023 season series between the Atlanta Dream and the Indiana Fever?


The teams split the four games in 2023 with both Indiana and Atlanta winning once on the road. The first two games went over the total with the final two matchups, both played in August, going under.

How many former South Carolina players are expected to play in this game?


Atlanta’s No. 2 scorer Allisha Gray and reserve forward Laeticia Amihere both played for Dawn Staley at South Carolina, as did Indiana’s Aliyah Boston and Victaria Saxton.

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