Shock host Lynx in basketball action
Minnesota Lynx vs Tulsa Shock Odds
The WNBA betting slate features a clash between Tulsa and Minnesota on Friday, with the host Shock trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.
Tulsa battles the Lynx, currently with a 3-1 mark (3-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 2-3-1 for the Shock and 2-2 for the Lynx.
Tulsa opened as 10.5-point underdogs, while the WNBA total was set at 163.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tulsa's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 75.7 PPG, against a Lynx defense that ranks No. 9 at 77.5 PPG. The Shock field goal percentage has averaged 38.7% so far, less than the Lynx shooters have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.
Defensively, the Lynx feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 85 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.
The Lynx were an 87-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Silver Stars. They covered the 14-point spread as favorites, while the total score (159) made winners of UNDER bettors. Lindsay Whalen scored 23 points leading the Lynx to an 87-72 victory over San Antonio at Target Center on Tuesday.
The Shock were a 76-69 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sparks. They covered the 18-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (145) made winners of UNDER bettors. Glory Johnson scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the Shock to victory (they lost 76-69 to Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Saturday).
Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 9-1
After playing San Antonio are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 2-8
After playing Los Angeles are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7
A few Lynx at Shock trends to consider:
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
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 12 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Minnesota is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tulsa's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tulsa's last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Tulsa is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games at home
Tulsa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Minnesota at Phoenix, Wednesday, June 19
Tulsa home to Phoenix, Sunday, June 16