Indiana Fever WNBA Title Odds: 2023 Preseason Betting Analysis & Preview

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Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Christie Sides of the Indiana Fever poses for a photo Aliyah Boston, the No. 1 WNBA draft.

Indiana Fever WNBA Title Odds

2023 NBA Title Odds+10000
Previous Season Overall Record5-31
Previous Season ATS Record13-22-1
Previous Season O/U Record19-16-1
Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NBA odds here.

The Indiana Fever had a rough season ins 2022 and finished with the worst record in the WNBA last season — eight games lower than the next closest team. They secured the top pick in the draft, however, and looks to turn around their fortunes ahead of the upcoming season.

The Fever enter the 2023 WNBA season tied for the longest title odds at +10000. Here's a look at their notable moves in the offseason and analysis on how to approach betting the Fever before the WNBA season tips off.

Notable Offseason Transactions

Additions: Aliyah Boston (No. 1 pick), Grace Berger (No. 7 pick), Taylor Mikesell (No. 13 pick), LaDazhia Williams (No. 17 pick), Victaria Saxton (No. 25 pick) Erica Wheeler, Kristy Wallace, Maya Caldwell

Betting Analysis

The Fever did what they needed to do in the offseason. They drafted Aliyah Boston with the first overall pick in the WNBA Draft, but don't be fooled, this is still the worst roster in the W.

Boston overlaps with a pair of rookies from last season, NaLyssa Smith and Queen Egbo, who both roam the frontcourt and helped make the Fever one of the best offensive rebounding teams in the W last season. That skill will remain in 2023, but so will their weaknesses. This is a team with a very porous defensive backcourt, and beyond Kelsey Mitchell, they will struggle to score.

Boston is not the type of rookie to come in and score with ease. She is an incredible talent (although I do think Shakira Austin in Washington is who fans think Boston is), but her game is more notable on the defensive end. It's part of why I will be looking to Fever unders, especially if their pace is any slower under new head coach Christie Sides.

The Fever should likely continue to hand teams bundles of points in transition, and they don't take enough 3-pointers to win the math problem against almost any other team.

Their cover rate was dreadful in 2022, and I see it remaining that way in 2023, especially against teams that get out on the break, or have any sort of backcourt that can slice up Mitchell and Erica Wheeler. I project their final record at 8-32, which is right around where some books have them listed (7.5 wins).

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