Atlanta Dream vs. Indiana Fever Prediction: Someone Has To Win

Written by: Travis Pulver
Published June 13, 2024
5 min read

There is never a wrong time for a win, but tonight’s Atlanta Dream vs. Indiana Fever game would be a great one for either team to get a much-needed victory. Both are coming off hard losses and could use a win to help get the team headed in the right direction.

Atlanta opened as 2.5-point favorites, but the line has already pushed to three points at FanDuel. After dropping their last game to a previously winless Washington Mystics team (that Indiana has beaten), it may seem strange for them to be a road favorite.

But with how the Fever played in their last outing and for the bulk of the season, it is almost surprising the spread isn’t higher. Let’s look at the betting line for the game, along with our preview and prediction.

Dream vs Fever Prediction

Dream vs. Fever Betting Odds for Thursday, June 13                               

Atlanta leads the all-time series with Indiana 38-30, with five of those wins (and three losses) coming in the playoffs. While they have won seven of the last ten vs. the Fever, the two teams split the season series last year, with both teams winning on the road and at home.

Neither team has gained much traction this season. Atlanta has the better record at 5-5 (Indiana is 3-10). However, their numbers are no better against the spread; the Dream has gone 4-6, while the Fever has gone 38.46%.

Here’s the betting line for the Dream vs. Fever with odds from FanDuel Sportsbook. Head over to FanDuel and claim $200 in bonus bets with your initial winning wager.

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Atlanta Dream -3 (-108) -164 O 162 (-110)
Indiana Fever +3 (-112) +134 U 162 (-110)

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Dream vs. Fever Prediction

Atlanta Dream Preview

The Dream was good enough to make the postseason last year as the No. 5 seed. But they were a wildly inconsistent group that finished the regular season with a losing record and got swept in the first round. Ten games into the 2024 WNBA season, it looks like little (if anything) has changed.

They win a game and then lose a game. They win two games and then lose two games. While they can beat the two-time defending champs, they struggle and lose to the previously winless Washington Mystics.

The front office added former MVP Tina Charles to the roster in the offseason to help boost the team’s shooting (Atlanta ranked No. 10 in two-point shooting percentage last season). Ten games into the season, they rank No. 9.

Charles is not to blame, of course. The offense does not have much of a direction at the moment. Who will they turn to if they need a clutch basket late in the game? Not knowing could be a good thing since their opponents will have to guess or figure out a way to get everyone covered effectively. But that could also mean the team does not have a single player it can turn to for that must-have, clutch shot.

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Indiana Fever Preview

The motto for the season seems to be “one step forward, two steps back.” When the team does something well, like win a game in which Caitlin Clark scores a career-high 30 points and goes 7-13 from the three-point line, it follows up such a game with an absolute stinker.

Monday’s stinker saw Caitlin Clark follow up her 30-point outing with a 10-point performance vs. the Sun in a game where she and other starters were benched in the second half. Head coach Christie Sides said after the game that the benching was due to a lack of effort.

What does that mean for tonight’s game? Probably nothing. Connecticut was up 54-35 at the half. Sides may have thought that since the game was in hand for the Sun. So, rather than continue fighting a losing battle, she decided to give her stars a wake-up call.

Did it work? Is anyone getting benched? Will Sides finally do something to address the team’s dreadful defense? We’ll find out tonight.

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Dream vs. Fever - My Pick

This contest is a game the Fever could win. Atlanta is not an impressive team, and if the Fever could bring their “A” game, they’d easily win this one. But does Indiana know what its “A” game even looks like? They’ve had stretches of questionable play in every game this season, even the ones they won.

But it is also fair to wonder how or if the Dream will exploit the Fever defense. With how both teams have played, it is hard to make a convincing case for either team to win against the spread or outright.

The OVER has gone 9-4 for Indiana but only 4-6 for Atlanta. Indiana is a capable scoring team when everyone goes right, which rarely (if ever) happens, but the Dream has a decent defense. While Atlanta’s offense is questionable, it will face one of the worst defenses in the league.

Dream vs. Fever: How to Watch

  • Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN

  • Game Time & Date: 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 13, 2024.

  • Coverage: ESPN3; WNBA League Pass

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Travis Pulver is a lifelong football fan, something he says comes naturally having been born in the football-crazy state of Texas. Through the years, Pulver's love of sports has extended into baseball, basketball, golf, and rugby. Life currently finds him in Indiana with his wife and two kids.
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