Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever Preview and Prediction for June 19 | 2024 WNBA Regular Season

Indiana Fever v Washington Mystics
Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever Preview and Prediction for June 19 | 2024 WNBA Regular Season

The Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever matchup is one of the three WNBA regular-season games scheduled for Wednesday. This will be the second game between them this season, with Indiana previously winning 85-83 on June 7.

Both teams have struggled to start the season, with the Mystics a bit more than the Fever. Indiana is fourth in the Eastern Conference with a 5-10 record. It is, however, on a two-game win streak. The Mystics have the worst record of all WNBA teams and are last in the East at 2-12. They have also won two straight games.

Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever game details and odds

The Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever game is scheduled for 7 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 19, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The game will be broadcast live on Bally Sports Indiana and Monumental Sports Network. It will also be streamed live on WNBA League Pass.

Moneyline: Mystics (+160) vs. Fever (-190)

Spread: Mystics (+4.5) vs. Fever (-4.5)

Total (O/U): Mystics -110 (o166) vs. Fever -110 (u166)

Editor's note: The odds could change close to the game. The odds listed were as per available information at the time of writing.

Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever preview

The two teams have met 80 times since 2005. The all-time series is tied 40-40. The two teams even split their 2023 series 2-2. The Fever come into the game on the back of a 91-83 win against the Chicago Sky on Sunday. Washington defeated the same opponent 83-81 on Friday.

Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever injury reports and starting lineups

The Mystics listed Brittney Sykes (left foot sprain) and Shakira Austin (hip) as out. Washington coach Eric Thibault should start:

PG: Julie Vanloo SG: Ariel Atkins SF: Karlie Samuelson PF: Aaliyah Edwards C: Stefanie Dolson

The Mystics’ key bench contributors should be Jade Melbourne, Myisha Hines-Allen and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough.

The Fever reported two injuries. Temi Fagbenle is out with a foot injury; Damiris Dantas is out as well with an ankle injury and is yet to feature in a game this season. Indiana coach Christie Sides should start:

PG: Caitlin Clark SG: Kelsey Mitchell SF: Kristy Wallace PF: NaLyssa Smith C: Aliyah Boston

Indiana’s main bench contributors should be Katie Lou Samuelson and Erica Wheeler.

Editor’s note: These are predicted starting lineups, which could change depending on the availability of players uncertain to play.

Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever prediction

The oddsmakers favor the Fever to win at home. Despite the two teams being on similar two-game win streaks, the overall record favors the Fever. Caitlin Clark and Co. should cover the spread for a win. Expect this to be a moderately high-scoring game with the team total going past 166 points.

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Edited by Rajdeep Barman
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