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Lynx face Shock: WNBA odds preview

Minnesota LynxTulsa Shock
June 30, 8:00 PM | BOK Center

Minnesota Lynx vs Tulsa Shock Odds

5-3TEAM RECORD1-8

Minnesota travels to Tulsa on Thursday, hoping to boost its 5-3 mark with a victory over the Shock.

The Shock are 1-8 so far on the season, and 5-4 ATS vs. the number. The Lynx, meanwhile, are 5-3 and 4-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tulsa go 4-5 and the Lynx go 4-3-1 on the totals.

View Minnesota vs Tulsa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Shock installed as 7-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 159.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tulsa's No. 11-ranked offense (72.4 PPG) against a Lynx defense that ranks No. 2 at 72.8 PPG. The Shock have averaged 40.1% from the field per game, less than the Lynx have managed so far this season (42.3% on average).

Defensively, the Lynx feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

The Lynx were a 78-75 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Fever. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (153) made winners of OVER bettors. Maya Moore scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Lynx to victory (they lost 78-75 to Indiana at Target Center on Sunday).

The Shock were an 83-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mystics. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (146) made winners of UNDER bettors. Tulsa was run off the court by the Mystics on Sunday as Washington blasted them 83-63 at Verizon Center.

Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Connecticut are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-4
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Lynx at Shock trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Tulsa
Tulsa is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tulsa's last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Tulsa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Connecticut, Saturday, July 9
Tulsa home to Phoenix, Friday, July 8