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Indiana FeverLos Angeles Sparks
Aug 16, 11:00 PM | STAPLES Center

Indiana Fever vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds

11-12TEAM RECORD17-7

The Sparks will hit the floor running against the visiting Indiana Fever on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season the Sparks are 17-7 overall and 10-14 ATS against the number, while the Fever are 11-12 and 11-12 ATS. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 7-17 on the OU, and Indiana is 5-18.

View Indiana vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Sparks are listed as 8-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 143.5.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Fever rank No. 10 in the league with 32.3 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the WNBA’s No. 10-ranked team at 3.5 per game, while the Fever rate No. 4 with 5.2 per contest.

Defensively, the Fever feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.7 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Indiana was a 75-58 loser in its last match on the road against the Mercury. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 133 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Indiana got 16 points from Tamika Catchings but lost anyway 75-58 against the Mercury on Wednesday at US Airways Center.

Los Angeles won its last outing, an 80-76 result against the Sky on August 13. The Sparks failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 156 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Candace Parker scored 18 points leading the Sparks to an 80-76 victory over Chicago at STAPLES Center on Tuesday.

Indiana Fever Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Fever at Sparks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Indiana's last 11 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Los Angeles's last 11 games when playing at home against Indiana
Los Angeles is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
Indiana at Seattle, Saturday, August 17
Los Angeles at Seattle, Tuesday, August 20

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