The Money Line: WNBA odds, predictions for Tuesday, May 30

UNCASVILLE, CT - MAY 2: Odyssey Sims
UNCASVILLE, CT - MAY 2: Odyssey Sims /
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ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 6: Tiffany Mitchell
ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 6: Tiffany Mitchell /

Indiana Fever (+3.5, -110)
Dallas Wings (-3.5, -110)
Total: 167

When the game is close late, the Fever have found a way to get it done and win. When it isn’t close, it is really not close. Standing at 2-2 with two squeaker wins and two blowout losses, this Fever team is one that I certainly haven’t figured out. In their game against Seattle two days ago, the Fever shot an impressive 45.2% from the field. The only problem was that they allowed the Storm to shoot a video game-like 61.4%! I suppose I shouldn’t have been that surprised, as Indiana is currently allowing the highest effective field goal percentage and true shooting percentage to their opponents in the entire league. Candice Dupree has played well for them, but the rest of the team needs to be more consistent.

Speaking of consistency, the Wings had me sipping on them a bit after a win over San Antonio and an admirable loss to Minnesota. They then promptly got absolutely  throttled by the Phoenix Mercury 107-65, the biggest win in Mercury history. A quick look at the season stats for Dallas shows five players averaging double digit points, a stat that seems to positive, but I would argue the opposite. Having no dominant scorer so far as Dallas unable to rely on anybody when they need someone to step up. Skylar Diggins-Smith is a very good player, but one who is struggling with her shot, shooting just 11.1% from deep. On a positive note, rookies Allisha Gray and Kaela Davis have both show flashes of greatness early, and Gray is the clear Rookie of the Year favorite at this point.

These types of games between teams that are still figuring themselves out are always difficult, and just like the first game, I could go either way here. I’ll flip a coin and take Indiana and, in hopes that neither team plays good defense, I’ll take the over.