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Chicago Sky vs. Indiana Fever: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

It’s the rookie matchup fans have been waiting for ever since Caitlin Clark went to the Indiana Fever and Angel Reese was picked by the Chicago Sky in the first round of this year’s WNBA draft in April.

The two last met in the Albany Region 2 final, Clark’s Iowa Hawkeyes victorious over Reese’s LSU Tigers a year after Reese and her teammates defeated Clark and Iowa to win the 2023 NCAA women’s basketball national title.

Reese and Chicago are having the better go of it to start the season and are 3-3 overall after defeating the Los Angeles Sparks Thursday night, 83-73.

Clark and the Fever lost their third straight on Thursday night, going down 103-88 to the Seattle Storm, and sit near the bottom of the league table with a 1-8 record.

Chicago Sky vs. Indiana Fever betting picks and predictions

Chicago Sky -1.0 points (-110)

Until Indiana can start defending on a much higher level, it will be hard for it to outscore other teams. The Fever are allowing more than 90 points per game and have a +/- differential of -12.

Chicago is scoring 80 per game and that number should be helped by Indiana. The Fever are just 1-3 against the spread at home, while Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last five games and 2-1 ATS on the road.

Reese is fitting into Chicago’s mentality quite well. Even though she only had six points in the Sky’s win over the Sparks, she tied with Marina Mabrey with a +17 to lead Chicago on the night.

No matter what she says to the press, she will be extra motivated to post a strong performance and get the win over Clark. And, Kamilla Cardoso, Chicago’s other marquee rookie, may be suiting up for the first time after injuring her shoulder in preseason. She would like nothing better than to open her professional career with a win over Clark and the Fever as well. 

Look for the Sky to cover the -1.0 point spread and extend Indiana’s losing streak to four. 

Caitlin Clark over 20.5 points (-115)

Despite the loss Thursday night, Clark scored 20 or more points for the second straight game for the first time in her career. She also added nine assists.

As Reese and Cardoso, if she can play, will have extra motivation in this matchup, so too will Clark. The rookies will be compared to each other throughout their professional careers, and both sides certainly want to get into the win column against the other first. 

As Clark said after the loss to the Sparks, offense isn’t the problem for Indiana. After sluggish outputs the first two games of the season, Indiana is averaging nearly 82 points a game the last seven. The Fever will need Clark, who leads the team in scoring at 17.6 points a game, to continue to score.

Look for Clark to score more than 20.5 points against the Sky. 

Marina Mabrey over 17.5 points (-120)

With all the storylines surrounding the rookies playing in this contest, the spotlight might not be on the sixth-year guard out of Notre Dame.

But Mabrey has emerged as Chicago’s leading scorer, averaging more than 17 points a game. She had led the team in scoring four out of six games, and should continue to do so against the Fever. 

Mabrey went for 20 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists in the win over Los Angeles. She has scored 20 or more points in three of the Sky’s last four games.

She has a great opportunity to make that four out of five against Indiana. 

Chicago Sky vs. Indiana Fever odds

Chicago Sky

-120 ML

Indiana Fever

+100 ML

Spread

CHI Sky -1.0

Total Points

O/U 167.5

Chicago Sky vs. Indiana Fever player props

Player Points

Marina Mabrey (CHI Sky)

O/U 17.5

Elizabeth Williams (CHI Sky)

O/U 10.5

Angel Reese (CHI Sky)

O/U 11.5

Caitlin Clark (IND Fever)

O/U 20.5

Kelsey Mitchell (IND Fever)

O/U 16.5

Aliyah Boston (IND Fever)

O/U 12.5

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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