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Sep 14, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Tulsa Shock vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

6-23TEAM RECORD7-22

The Mercury hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Shock pay a visit to US Airways Center in WNBA betting action.

The Mercury currently sports a record of 7-22, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-19 ATS. The Shock are 6-23 and 14-14-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mercury post a 13-15-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Shock have gone 16-13 against the number.

View Tulsa vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Mercury installed as 3-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 166.5.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 75.7 PPG, against a Shock defense that ranks No. 11 at 84.9 PPG. The Mercury field goal percentage has averaged 38.6% so far, less than the Shock shooters have achieved on the year, 40.2% per game.

Defensively, the Shock feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 85.1 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

Tulsa lost its last outing, a 78-67 result against the Silver Stars on September 12. The Shock failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 145 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Glory Johnson scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Shock to victory (they lost 78-67 to San Antonio at BOK Center on Wednesday).

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 100-78 loser as they battled the Sun at home. The Mercury failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 178 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Mercury were blown out by Connecticut on Wednesday, losing by a 100-78 final at US Airways Center in basketball betting action.

Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 1-9
After playing San Antonio are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Connecticut are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Shock at Mercury trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tulsa's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Tulsa
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tulsa
Phoenix is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games

Next up:
Tulsa at San Antonio, Sunday, September 16
Phoenix home to Chicago, Sunday, September 16

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