Indiana Fever vs. Los Angeles Sparks: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 24, 2024

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May 24, 2024 8:10 AM
The Indiana Fever, currently on a three-game road losing streak, travel to the Arena to take on the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday, May 24 at 10:00 PM. The Fever, still seeking their first win of the season, face a Sparks team looking to bounce back from a 1-2 start. With the Fever's 0-3 road record and the Sparks' 1-1 home record, this matchup could go either way.
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Fever vs Sparks statistics

Stat Fever Sparks
Streak L5 W1
Last Ten Games 0-5 1-2
Points Per Game 76.8 77.7
Rebounds Per Game 32.8 33.0
Assists Per Game 17.8 20.3
Blocks Per Game 5.4 4.0
Steals Per Game 5.8 9.0
Field Goal % 43.2 45.6
Three Point % 31.8 37.9
Points Against 91.6 83.0

Los Angeles Sparks recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/21/24 vs Washington Mystics W 70-68
5/18/24 @ Las Vegas Aces L 89-82
5/15/24 vs Atlanta Dream L 92-81
5/10/24 @ Phoenix Mercury W 98-85
5/4/24 vs Seattle Storm W 84-79

Indiana Fever recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/22/24 @ Seattle Storm L 85-83
5/20/24 vs Connecticut Sun L 88-84
5/18/24 @ New York Liberty L 91-80
5/16/24 vs New York Liberty L 102-66
5/14/24 @ Connecticut Sun L 92-71

Fever vs Sparks predictions

As the Indiana Fever looks to snap their three-game road losing streak, I'm expecting Caitlin Clark to continue her impressive form. The talented guard has been the heartbeat of the Fever's offense, averaging 17.8 points per game, and I think she'll come out strong against the Sparks. Clark's ability to create for herself and her teammates will be crucial in this matchup, and I'm predicting she'll drop at least 20 points. NaLyssa Smith, the Fever's leading rebounder, will need to box out against the dominant Dearica Hamby, but I think she'll hold her own and grab around 8-10 boards.

On the other side, the Los Angeles Sparks will be relying heavily on the dynamic duo of Dearica Hamby and Layshia Clarendon. Hamby has been a force to be reckoned with, averaging 22 points and 13.7 rebounds per game, and I think she'll be the focal point of the Sparks' offense. Clarendon, a savvy point guard, will need to push the tempo and create scoring opportunities for her teammates. I'm expecting her to dish out around 6-7 assists and score around 12-15 points. If the Sparks can get significant contributions from these two, they'll be tough to beat.

Given the way these teams have been trending, I think the Los Angeles Sparks will come out on top in this one. The Fever's struggles on the road have been well-documented, and I think the Sparks' dominant rebounding edge will be the difference-maker. Hamby's ability to control the paint and Clark's tendency to take over the game will make for an entertaining matchup, but in the end, I think the Sparks will emerge victorious. Can the Fever finally snap their road losing streak, or will the Sparks' home-court advantage prove too much to overcome? Only time will tell.

Los Angeles Sparks injuries

  • Azura Stevens (F): Out

Indiana Fever injuries

  • Damiris Dantas (F): Out

Fever vs Sparks game info

Venue Arena
Location Los Angeles, CA
Tip-off Fri 10:00 PM

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