Jul 19, 2022, 1:10 pm ET in NBA
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Expert Top Pick of the Day: Indiana Fever at Los Angeles Sparks

Introduction to Indiana Fever at Los Angeles Sparks

The Indiana Fever has not caught a break in the last few weeks. Indiana has now fallen to the bottom of the Eastern Conference with a 5-22 season record. 

Indiana is also the overall number 12 seed of the entire league. With no space left to go but up, the Fever is ready to face their next challenge at LA. 

As for the Sparks, the road has been challenging yet much brighter in Southern California. The Sparks are now fourth in the Western Conference standings and eighth in the league. 

However, with one win as the margin between the last and third seed, the Western Conference standings are as volatile as possible. That is why every home win will count for the Sparks, and setting the record straight can start tonight against Indiana. 

Indiana Fever vs. LA Sparks Schedule

  • Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
  • Time: 07:30 PM PDT
  • Location: Crypto.com Arena, Los Ángeles, CA

Mitchell’s Fever Not Heated Enough

The Fever has truly gone from bad to worse. Indiana is not just at the very bottom of the WNBA standings but has now suffered their ninth straight defeat. An 81-65 loss to the Seattle Storm was the result of their last game.

With margins broadening with every game, it’s about making those numbers rise on the scoreboard. For the Fever, that is a 5-22 season record and a four-win gap between them and the New York Liberty for the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. 

Indiana has had one strong player on the court. Kelsey Mitchell now leads Indiana with 18.6 points per game, 4.0 assists, and a 43.1% field goal percentage. 

Ogwumike’s Sparks for the Rise

The Sparks are now 3-3 in their last six games. Unfortunately, that also implies that Los Angeles is just one game away from their fourth straight loss. The only way to improve is to make the most of tonight’s game against the Fever. 

The Sparks’ last game was a victory against the Mercury, 78-75. So now, it’s all about making the most of every single game that comes their way. 

Nneka Ogwumike leads Los Angeles with 18.3 points and a 55.7% field goal percentage. Brittney Sykes has added 2.1 steals per game on defense, while Liz Cambage has 1.7 blocks per game.   

Indiana Fever vs. LA Sparks Odds Comparison

The Sparks are ready to make the most of every home game they encounter. For Indiana, the total has gone under in eight of their last nine games when playing on the road. As for the Sparks, the total has gone under in five of their last seven games when playing at their home arena.   

  • DraftKings has the Sparks at -425 on a spread of -8.5, and the game total is 164. 
  • FanDuel has the Sparks at -450 on a spread of -8.5, and the total is 164.5. 
  • BetMGM has the Sparks at -425 on a spread of -11.5, and the total is 163.5.

Godds Pick or Prediction of the Game

The Fever is now standing with a 2-11 road record and is looking to improve. However, a 5-7 home record for the Sparks must also do the trick for tonight’s matchup. 

The Sparks are now averaging 80.8 points, 31.7 rebounds, and 19.4 assists per game. This might be the perfect chance for the Sparks to break away from their current losing streak. 

Godds Pick/Prediction: The Sparks to win and the under hits.