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Sparks host Fever in basketball action

Indiana FeverLos Angeles Sparks
Aug 18, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Indiana Fever vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds


A key WNBA battle sees the visiting Fever travelling to Los Angeles Thursday to face the Sparks on Thursday.

This season the Sparks are 9-14 overall and 8-15 ATS against the number, while the Fever are 18-7 and 15-9-1 ATS. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 13-7-3 on the OU, and Indiana is 13-12.

View Indiana vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Sparks as 3-point underdogs in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 153.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 78.9 PPG, against a Fever defense that ranks No. 1 at 71.9 PPG. The Sparks field goal percentage has averaged 44.7% so far, more than the Fever shooters have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.

Defensively, the Fever feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.1 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Indiana was a 65-63 winner on the road against the Silver Stars. They earned a push of the 2–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (128) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Tamika Catchings went off for 26 points and added 5 rebounds leading Indiana over San Antonio, 65-63, on Tuesday at AT&T Center.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, an 84-79 result against the Dream on August 16. The Sparks failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 163 combined points took the game UNDER the total. DeLisha Milton-Jones scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Sparks to victory (they lost 84-79 to Atlanta at STAPLES Center on Tuesday).

Indiana Fever Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing San Antonio are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 3-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Fever at Sparks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indiana's last 9 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Indiana is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Los Angeles's last 9 games when playing at home against Indiana
Los Angeles is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 6 games when playing Indiana

Next up:
Indiana home to Washington, Sunday, August 21
Los Angeles at Minnesota, Saturday, August 20