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Indiana Fever vs Seattle Storm

Game Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012 | Game Time: 10:05 PM | Home Line: -2.0 | Total: 145.0

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Indiana Fever v Seattle Storm Series Betting Trends

The Indiana Fever travel to Seattle to play the Storm at 10:05 PM on Thursday, August 23, 2012. Seattle is the favorite in this matchup, laying -2.0 points here at home. The Total has been posted at Over/Under 145.0.

Before getting to specific team details, let's have a look at the recent games in this series to see if we can identify any WNBA sports betting trends to assist in making the right pick in this game.

Recent Results in the Fever/Storm Series

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
July 31, 2014 Indiana 76Seattle672.5142.0
June 11, 2014 Seattle 68Indiana76-6.5137.5
August 17, 2013 Indiana 70Seattle77-1.5133.0
June 30, 2013 Seattle 63Indiana71-6.5139.5
September 12, 2012 Seattle 48Indiana72
September 12, 2012 Seattle 48Indiana72-5.5146.0
August 23, 2012 Indiana 65Seattle66-2.0145.0
July 5, 2011 Seattle 61Indiana78-4.5145.0
June 17, 2011 Indiana 54Seattle68-6.5147.5
June 25, 2010 Indiana 81Seattle85-5.5144.5

When looking at the last 30 games in this series, we can see the home team has won 25 games compared to 5 wins for the road team. Average points scored per game for the home team in the Indiana/Seattle series is 72.8 ppg while the vistor has put up 64.1 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 8.7 favoring the home team.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last 30 games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 8.7 ppg. That represents a value number of 6.7 when meassured against the offered line of -2.0, suggesting a wager on Seattle makes the most sense - at least, when looking at betting against the number according to the historical series trends.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 30 games between the Fever and the Storm is 136.9 per game. That creates a differential of 8.1 against the line, suggesting a bet of Under 145.0 may hold the greatest value. At least in relation to the series history.

Now let's take a look at the series history in this exact situation, with Indiana as the road team and with Seattle as the home team.

Recent Results when Indiana visits Seattle

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
July 31, 2014 Indiana 76Seattle672.5142.0
August 17, 2013 Indiana 70Seattle77-1.5133.0
August 23, 2012 Indiana 65Seattle66-2.0145.0
June 17, 2011 Indiana 54Seattle68-6.5147.5
June 25, 2010 Indiana 81Seattle85-5.5144.5
August 22, 2009 Indiana 60Seattle74-2.0140.5
June 20, 2008 Indiana 70Seattle78

When looking at the last 15 games in this series while Seattle has been the home team, we can see the Storm have won 13 games compared to 2 wins for the Fever. Average points scored per game by Seattle in this situation is is 72.7 ppg while Indiana has put up 65.5 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 7.2 favoring the Storm.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 7.2 ppg. That represents a value number of 5.2 when meassured against the offered line of -2.0, suggesting a wager on the Storm makes the most sense. At least, that's the way it looks when you ponder a bet against the line, looking at this wager in the vacuum of this series situation.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 15 games between the Fever and the Storm is 138.2 per game. That creates a differential of 6.8 against the line, suggesting a bet of Under 145.0 may hold the greatest value. At least in relation to the series history.

Can the Indiana Fever Cover the Spread?

This season the Indiana Fever have played 39 games, averaging 74.4 points per game, while allowing 75.2 points per game. This has led to a season record of 19-20. Let's have a closer look at recent Indiana Fever results.

Recent Indiana Fever Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
September 3, 2014 Chicago 75Indiana62-4.0146.0
September 1, 2014 Indiana 84Chicago86-3.0148.0
August 30, 2014 Chicago 70Indiana77-4.5148.0
August 23, 2014 Indiana 81Washington76-3.5143.0
August 21, 2014 Washington 73Indiana78-5.0141.0
August 17, 2014 Indiana 61New York73-3.5143.0
August 16, 2014 Chicago 67Indiana71-2.5146.5

This season the Indiana Fever have played 19 games on the road, averaging 74.5 points per game, while allowing 75.4 points per game. This has led to a season record of 10-9. Let's have a closer look at recent Indiana Fever results on the road.

Recent Indiana Fever Road Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
September 1, 2014 Indiana 84Chicago86-3.0148.0
August 23, 2014 Indiana 81Washington76-3.5143.0
August 17, 2014 Indiana 61New York73-3.5143.0
August 10, 2014 Indiana 90New York76-1.0141.5
August 2, 2014 Indiana 69Phoenix79-11.0154.0

Can the Seattle Storm Cover the Spread?

This season the Seattle Storm have played 34 games, averaging 70.9 points per game, while allowing 75.3 points per game. This has led to a season record of 12-20. Let's have a closer look at recent Seattle Storm results.

Recent Seattle Storm Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
August 17, 2014 Phoenix 78Seattle654.0149.0
August 15, 2014 Seattle 65Los Angeles77-6.0146.0
August 10, 2014 Tulsa 68Seattle74-3.5153.5
August 7, 2014 Atlanta 68Seattle885.5152.0
August 3, 2014 San Antonio 65Seattle711.0149.0
July 31, 2014 Indiana 76Seattle672.5142.0
July 29, 2014 Seattle 74Tulsa80-4.5152.5
July 26, 2014 Los Angeles 77Seattle695.0149.0
July 24, 2014 New York 84Seattle80-4.5143.0
July 22, 2014 Phoenix 89Seattle717.0151.5

This season the Seattle Storm have played 17 games here at home, averaging 72.5 points per game, while allowing 75.3 points per game. This has led to a season record of 8-9. Let's have a closer look at recent Seattle Storm results when playing at home.

Recent Seattle Storm Home Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
August 17, 2014 Phoenix 78Seattle654.0149.0
August 10, 2014 Tulsa 68Seattle74-3.5153.5
August 7, 2014 Atlanta 68Seattle885.5152.0
August 3, 2014 San Antonio 65Seattle711.0149.0
July 31, 2014 Indiana 76Seattle672.5142.0
July 26, 2014 Los Angeles 77Seattle695.0149.0
July 24, 2014 New York 84Seattle80-4.5143.0
July 22, 2014 Phoenix 89Seattle717.0151.5
July 15, 2014 Connecticut 86Seattle63-4.0142.5
July 5, 2014 Chicago 73Seattle80-2.0146.0

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