Phoenix favored by 7 against Tulsa on Sunday
Phoenix Mercury vs Tulsa Shock Odds
The Tulsa Shock host Phoenix on Sunday, looking to build on their 1-6 mark against the 2-3 Mercury in WNBA action at BOK Center.
The Shock currently sports a record of 1-6, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-3 ATS. The Mercury are 2-3 and 2-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Shock post a 2-4-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Mercury have gone 3-2 against the number.
The visitors opened as 7-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 169 at most shops.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tulsa's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 75.4 PPG, against a Mercury defense that ranks No. 12 at 84.8 PPG. The Shock field goal percentage has averaged 38.6% so far, less than the Mercury shooters have achieved on the year, 46.2% per game.
Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.3 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 97-81 winner as they battled the Sparks at home. The Mercury covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 178 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Phoenix got 34 points from Diana Taurasi en route to a 97-81 victory over Los Angeles on Friday at US Airways Center.
In their last action, Tulsa was an 83-74 loser at home against the Lynx. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (157) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Tulsa suffered an 83-74 loss against Minnesota on Friday, getting 22 points from Glory Johnson in a losing effort at BOK Center.
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-3
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Los Angeles are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 0-10
After a loss are 2-8
A few Mercury at Shock trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix's last 8 games when playing Tulsa
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Phoenix is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tulsa's last 8 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tulsa's last 9 games at home
Phoenix home to Minnesota, Wednesday, June 19
Tulsa home to Chicago, Thursday, June 20