Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 6/19/2024 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds

Game: Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN


Gainbridge Fieldhouse is the venue where and the Indiana Fever (5-10) will play the Washington Mystics (2-12) on Wednesday.

The Washington Mystics stepped onto the hardwood against the Chicago Sky and notched a win by a score of 83-81 in their last game. Washington finished the contest having earned a 43.8% field goal percentage (28 out of 64) and buried 8 out of their 30 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Mystics knocked down 19 of 23 shots for a rate of 82.6%. In regard to rebounding, they compiled 36 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 20 assists for this contest while creating 14 turnovers and having 7 steals. Concerning the defense, Washington allowed the other team to go 45.5% from the field on 30 of 66 shooting. Chicago recorded 9 assists and had 9 steals for this contest. Additionally, Chicago snagged 34 rebounds (9 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 1 block. Chicago ended up shooting 68.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 17 of their 25 attempts. They buried 4 out of their 13 tries from beyond the arc.

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Ariel Atkins is someone who was a contributor for the matchup. She scored 29 points on 9 out of 13 shooting. She was on the court for 30 minutes played and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Atkins walked away from this one shooting 69.2% from the field and recorded 3 dimes.

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Washington heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 2-12 this season. They are averaging 76.1 pts per game (12th in the league) while going 41.5% from the floor. The Mystics are connecting on 34.4% on 3-pointers (129 of 375) and 76.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Washington is pulling in 32.1 rebounds per game and has accounted for 288 assists for the season, which is 3rd in basketball in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 15.7 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 20.1 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Mystics are forcing 15.6 turnovers per game and they draw 19.9 fouls. They are 6th in the WNBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 269 surrendered so far this year. The Mystics defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.7% (218 of 278) and they surrender 34.6 boards per game as a team. They give up 33.6% on three-point shots and they rank 7th in the WNBA in PPG from their opponents (82.3).

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The last time they took the court, the Indiana Fever went home victorious with a score of 91-83 when they faced the Chicago Sky. The Fever collected 30 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 38 in the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 15 times, while earning 1 steal in this matchup. The Sky committed 21 fouls in the matchup which took the Fever to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to make 13 of them for a percentage of 68.4%. Concerning shots from downtown, Indiana made 8 out of their 18 tries (44.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Fever went 35 out of 62 from the field which had them shooting 56.5%. The Fever permitted the Sky to knock down 33 of 81 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 40.7% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 41.7% from three-point range by going 5 of 12 and finished the game at 12 of 14 at the free throw line (85.7%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Indiana allowed Chicago to get 32 in total (12 on the offensive side).

Caitlin Clark was important for the Fever for this game. She made 7 out of 11 in this game giving her a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and added 8 rebounds. Clark had 23 points in her 37 minutes on the court and added 9 dimes for this contest.

Indiana has a mark of 5-10 for the season. The Fever are responsible for committing 18.7 fouls per game and they connect on 78.9% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 19.1 times per game (9th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.9 times per game. Indiana has totaled 1,190 points for the season (79.3 per contest) and they snag 32.3 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Fever are hitting on 42.8% from the floor, which ranks them 7th in basketball. The Fever on the defensive end are ranked 12th in the league in points allowed per contest with 88.9. They have allowed 21.0 dimes and 35.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 9th and 8th in the league. The Indiana defense allows 37.8% from downtown (130 of 344) and their opposition knocks down 81.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 12.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.8% from the field (12th in the league).

Who will win tonight’s WNBA game against the spread?

Josh Schonwald’s Pick: Take Washington

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