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Phoenix MercuryTulsa Shock
July 8, 8:00 PM | BOK Center

Phoenix Mercury vs Tulsa Shock Odds

6-4TEAM RECORD1-9

Phoenix travels to Tulsa on Friday, hoping to boost its 6-4 mark with a victory over the Shock.

The Shock sport records of 1-9 and 5-5 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Mercury sit at 6-4 and 6-3-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-5 for the Shock and 7-3 for the Mercury.

View Phoenix vs Tulsa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Tulsa opened as 6.5-point underdogs, while the WNBA total was set at 179 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tulsa's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 72.3 PPG, against a Mercury defense that ranks No. 12 at 88.2 PPG. The Shock field goal percentage has averaged 39.9% so far, less than the Mercury shooters have achieved on the year, 46.7% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mercury own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 87.7 points per game when on the road. Tulsa, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in home scoring.

The Mercury were a 101-82 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Sparks. They covered the 5.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (183) made winners of OVER bettors. The Mercury got 20 points from Diana Taurasi as Phoenix ran past Los Angeles 101-82 on Tuesday at US Airways Center.

Tulsa lost its last outing, a 101-71 result against the Lynx on June 30. The Shock failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 172 combined points took the game OVER the total. Tulsa was crushed on Thursday, getting run out of the gym by Minnesota and falling 101-71 at BOK Center.

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tulsa are 6-4
After playing Los Angeles are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Mercury at Shock trends to consider:
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tulsa's last 6 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Tulsa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Phoenix
Tulsa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix home to Tulsa, Sunday, July 10
Tulsa at Phoenix, Sunday, July 10

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