The Money Line: WNBA odds, predictions for Sunday, June 18

PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 27: Diana Taurasi
PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 27: Diana Taurasi /
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WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 26: Tamera Young
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 26: Tamera Young /

Indiana Fever (-1.5, -110)
Chicago Sky (+1.5, -110)
Total: 161.5

The smallest spread of the day involves two teams who are fighting to stay out of the cellar, though one could argue that at this point it might be best to stay there for drafting purposes. Not to turn this into a column on “tanking”,  but both Indiana and Chicago have shown themselves to be in rebuilding mode and a high draft pick is probably the thing that each of these franchises needs at this time. It also helps that the 2018 draft looks like one of the deepest we have seen in years. Both of these teams have issues that won’t likely be fixed this year and they are on both sides of the ball. Indiana continues to be last in defensive rating, while Chicago is second to last in offensive rating. The Fever also rank last in rebounding percentage, opponent’s true shooting percentage and assists per game. The Sky rank in the bottom three in points per game, true shooting percentage and turnover percentage.

This is not a easy game to pick, but Indiana’s road woes are well known and both teams have struggled offensively. I’ll take the Sky since they are at home and I will take the under.