The Washington Mystics (0-9) host Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever (2-9) on Friday evening as both teams look to get going after slow starts. These Eastern Conference foes have been facing off since 2005 and Washington leads the all-time series 40-39. These teams split the season series 2-2 last year. 

Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. ET at Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington D.C. The Fever are 3-point road favorites in the latest Fever vs. Mystics odds, while the over/under for total points is 162. Caitlin Clark is +550 to score first in the game and her over/under for total points is 17.5. Before making any Mystics vs. Fever picks, be sure to see the WNBA predictions from SportsLine's women's basketball expert Calvin Wetzel

Since the start of the 2021-22 women's college basketball campaign, Wetzel is an insane 1,384-988 (+371.33 units). Wetzel also predicted 66 of 68 NCAA Women's Tournament teams this year, as well as 62 of 68 teams within one seed line, and correctly picked 13 of 16 second-round games. Anybody following him has seen huge returns. 

Now, he has set his sights on Fever vs. Mystics and just locked in his picks and WNBA predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several WNBA betting lines and trends for Mystics vs. Fever:

  • Fever vs. Mystics spread: Indiana -3
  • Fever vs. Mystics over/under: 162 points
  • Fever vs. Mystics money line: Indiana -160, Washington +135
  • WASH: Under is 6-1 in Mystics last seven home games
  • IND: Fever are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a losing straight-up record
  • Fever vs. Mystics picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Fever can cover

Clark leads the way with an average of 15.6 points and 6.4 assists per game, but the Fever have other threats as well. Forward Aliyah Boston is a two-way force in the frontcourt for the Fever. Boston can score in the low post and owns a nice mid-range jumper. The South Carolina product logs 10.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. In the May 30 loss to the Seattle Storm, Boston dropped 11 points, 12 boards and five assists.

Forward NaLyssa Smith brings another dynamic player to the floor. Smith excels in the pick-and-roll with a knack for snagging rebounds. The 23-year-old averages 11.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. She's totaled 17-plus points in three straight games. In Sunday's loss to the Liberty, Smith had 17 points and eight rebounds. See which side to back at SportsLine.

Why the Mystics can cover

Guard Ariel Atkins is a high-energy playmaker in the backcourt. She gets out in transition, knocks down perimeter shots and plays solid defense. The 27-year-old averages 13.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.9 steals per game. On May 29 against the Atlanta Dream, Atkins racked up 21 points, eight rebounds, three dimes and two steals.

Guard Julie Vanloo provides Washington with a veteran playmaker in the backcourt. Vanloo has good court vision and is able to hit shots on the outside. The 31-year-old puts up 8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game. She's scored in double figures in four games this season. In a May 25 contest against the Seattle Storm, Vanloo finished with 12 points and three assists. See which side to back at SportsLine.

How to make WNBA picks for Fever vs. Mystics

Wetzel is leaning Under on the point total and he has locked in two Mystics vs. Fever picks -- one on a side and a must-see Caitlin Clark prop. Go to SportsLine to see what they are.

Who covers in Fever vs. Mystics, and what Caitlin Clark prop should you back? Visit SportsLine to see the WNBA best bets for the Mystics vs. Fever, all from an expert who is +371.33 units on his women's college basketball picks since 2021.