Connecticut Sun vs Indiana Fever: Prediction and odds | May 20, 2024

Indiana Fever v Connecticut Sun
Connecticut Sun vs Indiana Fever: Prediction and odds

The Indiana Fever and the Connecticut Sun will face off for the second time in the 2024 WNBA regular season at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Monday (May 20). The Sun had the better of the Fever winning 92-71. All eyes were on Caitlin Clark, who had a mixed debut for Indiana with 20 points, but 10 turnovers. Things have changed since then.

The Fever have endured a 0-3 run, but Clark has improved with her 22-point outing against the New York Liberty. Clark leads the Fever, averaging 17.0 points and 5.7 assists per game, while teammate NyLyssa Smith is the top rebounding presence with 7.0 rebounds per game.

The Sun defeated them in the season opener and are unbeaten at 2-0 since and both teams are tied with 29 wins each in their head-to-head matchups. Can the Fever make a difference at home and finally open their campaign with a win?

Connecticut Sun vs. Indiana Fever, preview, predicted starting lineups, odds and prediction

The tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. ET and can be watched on ESPN and ESPN Plus. Here's a quick look at the odds ahead of the game:

Spread: Sun -5.5, Fever +5.5

Moneyline: Sun -227, Fever +187

Total (o/u): Sun o163.5, Fever u163.5

Connecticut Sun vs. Indiana Fever preview

The Sun holds an advantage over the Fever, who despite the presence of Caitlin Clark and Aliyah Boston, have lacked more spark in their offense. The fact that they lost their games decisively by 21 and 11 points to the Sun and the Liberty earlier shows how they have sputtered in key moments of the game.

Clark has shown that she is a quick study and gave glimpses of why she can shoulder the load of the offense, but the team needs to figure out a way out to play around the heralded names.

The Sun isn't without problems. They were basic with their execution on both ends of the floor last season and that has still been their Achilles heel. Despite the erratic approach, they have managed to win both of their games so far and that makes them frontrunners to trounce the Fever again.

Connecticut Sun vs. Indiana Fever starting lineups

The Sun will likely field Tyasha Harris at PG, DiJonai Carrington at SG, DeWanna Bonner at SF, Alyssa Thomas at PF, and Brionna Jones at C. Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Rachel Banham and Moriah Jefferson, are the options to come off the bench.

The Fever will stick to their starting combination of Kelsey Mitchell at PG, Caitlin Clark at SG, Katie Lou Samuelson at SF, NaLyssa Smith at PF, and Aliyah Boston at C. Temi Fagbenle, Kristy Wallace and Erica Williams are their role players.

Connecticut Sun vs. Indiana Fever starting prediction

Recent form makes the Sun favorites heading into the clash, but the Fever will look to break the rut at some point. Clark might fare well on Monday, but Indiana will struggle given their lack of firepower. Take the Sun to win.

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