Lynx visit Shock in hoops battle
Minnesota Lynx vs Tulsa Shock Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Minnesota when they hit take on the Shock on Saturday in pro hoops betting action.
The Shock sit at 3-12 (8-7 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Lynx are currently 10-3 (8-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Tulsa is 8-6-1 OU, and Minnesota is 4-9 OU.
Sportsbooks have set the Shock as 9-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 161.5, but may be on the move.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Tulsa's No. 9-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Tulsa rates No. 1 in the league with 7.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 3.5 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Lynx own the league's No. 6-rated mark, allowing 78.8 points per game when on the road. Tulsa, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in home scoring.
The Lynx were a 69-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Fever. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (131) made winners of UNDER bettors. Minnesota earned a 69-62 victory over Indiana on Thursday, getting 23 points from Lindsay Whalen at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Last time out for Tulsa, they were a 94-78 loser as they battled the Sparks at home. The Shock failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 172 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tulsa suffered a 94-78 loss against Los Angeles on Thursday, getting 19 points from Skylar Diggins in a losing effort at BOK Center.
Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing San Antonio are 8-2
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 1-9
After playing Los Angeles are 1-9
After a loss are 2-8
A few Lynx at Shock trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulsa
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tulsa's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tulsa's last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tulsa's last 13 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Tulsa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Minnesota at San Antonio, Friday, July 19
Tulsa at Seattle, Wednesday, July 17