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Tulsa ShockPhoenix Mercury
Sep 8, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Tulsa Shock vs Phoenix Mercury Odds

3-28TEAM RECORD18-13

The Mercury will be trying to slam the Shock on Thursday when the teams tip off at US Airways Center in WNBA betting action.

The Mercury sit at 18-13 (16-14-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Shock are currently 3-28 (14-16-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Phoenix is 14-17 OU, and Tulsa is 10-20-1 OU.

View Tulsa vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Shock are listed as 14.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 172.5.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 3-rated squad against Tulsa's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 2 in the league with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 10 with 4.9 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Shock own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 80.6 points per game when on the road. Phoenix, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in home scoring.

Last time out for Tulsa, they were a 73-52 loser as they battled the Dream on the road. The Shock failed to cover in the match as a 14.5-point underdog, while 125 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Tulsa was run off the court by the Dream on Sunday as Atlanta blasted them 73-52 at Philips Arena.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 93-77 winner as they battled the Sparks at home. The Mercury covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 170 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Phoenix earned a 93-77 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday, getting 24 points from Diana Taurasi at US Airways Center.

Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Los Angeles are 1-9
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Shock at Mercury trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Tulsa's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tulsa's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 7 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix's last 8 games
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Tulsa at Los Angeles, Friday, September 9
Phoenix at Seattle, Friday, September 9

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