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Phoenix MercuryTulsa Shock
Aug 30, 8:00 PM | BOK Center

Phoenix Mercury vs Tulsa Shock Odds

16-12TEAM RECORD3-25

The visiting Mercury hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at BOK Center against the Shock.

The Mercury will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 14-13-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Shock are 13-14-1 ATS. Phoenix is 14-14 on the totals; Tulsa is 9-18-1.

View Phoenix vs Tulsa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Shock sat as 9.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 175.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mercury rank No. 3 in the league with 35.4 per game. That compares with Tulsa’s No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Tulsa is the WNBA’s No. 9-ranked team at 4.8 per game, while the Mercury rate No. 2 with 6.8 per contest.

Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 89.4 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were an 86-79 winner as they battled the Mystics on the road. The Mercury covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 165 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington was scorched by Candice Dupree for 27 points as the Mercury defated the Mystics 86-79 in WNBA action on Sunday.

Last time out for Tulsa, they were an 83-72 winner as they battled the Sun at home. The Shock covered in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 155 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Sheryl Swoopes scored 22 points leading the Shock to an 83-72 victory over Connecticut at BOK Center on Sunday.

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-5
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 2-8
After playing Connecticut are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Mercury at Shock trends to consider:
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
Phoenix is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 10 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tulsa's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tulsa's last 10 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Tulsa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Phoenix
Tulsa is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix at San Antonio, Thursday, September 1
Tulsa home to Seattle, Friday, September 2

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