Sun vs Fever Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for WNBA Game (Connecticut's Offense Shines in Road Victory)

Connecticut Sun vs Indiana Fever prediction, odds and betting insights for WNBA game.
Connecticut Sun vs Indiana Fever prediction, odds and betting insights for WNBA game. / AP Photos/Adam Hunger

The 2023 WNBA season kicks off on Friday, May 19, with an exciting matchup between the Connecticut Sun and Indiana Fever.

Sun vs Fever Info

  • Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse -- Indianapolis, IN

The Sun joined the New York Liberty last postseason as the second team to make four WNBA Final appearances without a championship. Connecticut will look to finally come out on top in 2023 as they open the season against Indiana, a team that posted the Eastern Conference's worst record in 2022.

Suns vs Fever Odds & Spread

  • All WNBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: CONN: (-340) | IND: (+250)
  • Spread: CONN: -7.5 (-106) | IND: +7.5 (-114)
  • Total: 161.5 -- Over: (-108) | Under: (-112)

The Sun enter this contest as clear road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 161.5 points with the under slightly favored at -112 odds.

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Sun vs Fever Betting Trends

  • Connecticut finished the 2022 WNBA season with a 12-6 road record.
  • Indiana finished the 2022 WNBA season with a 3-15 home record.
  • The total hit the over in 20 of Connecticut's 36 games in the 2022 WNBA season.
  • The total hit the over in 19 of Indiana's 36 games in the 2022 WNBA season.

Sun vs Fever Prediction & Pick

The only bright side to a losing season is the ability to retool the roster through the draft. Indiana had the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 WNBA Draft and used it to select Aliyah Boston. The South Carolina standout finished her college career averaging 14.1 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game.

The Sun didn't draft until the 10th pick of the second round, but still added a scoring threat in LSU's Alexis Morris (15.4 points per game in 2022). That's a scary thought considering Connecticut finished the 2022 season ranked third in points per game (85.8) and second in field goal percentage (46.2%).

The Sun swept the Fever across four matchups last season and I expect more of the same on Friday.

Final Score Prediction: Sun: 86 | Fever: 74

Sun vs Fever Best Bet

The Fever could surprise some people given the amount of talent they added throughout the entirety of the draft, but it'll take some time for them to reach their ceiling. The Sun enter with a chip on their shoulder following a finals defeat and took down the Fever by a margin of at least 8 points in all four head-to-head matchups last season. Connecticut is a massive favorite on the road for a reason.

Bet: Connecticut Sun -7.5 (-114)

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