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Phoenix Mercury vs Tulsa Shock Odds
The Tulsa Shock host Phoenix on Tuesday, looking to build on their 8-17 mark against the 13-12 Mercury in WNBA action at BOK Center.
Tulsa battles the Mercury, currently with a 13-12 mark (11-13-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 12-12-1 for the Shock and 11-14 for the Mercury.
The visitors opened as 2-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 154.5 at most shops.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Tulsa's No. 9-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Tulsa rates No. 1 in the league with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 6 with 4.8 per outing.
Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 85 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Phoenix was an 88-82 loser on the road against the Silver Stars. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (170) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Phoenix suffered an 88-82 loss against San Antonio on Saturday, getting 23 points from Diana Taurasi in a losing effort at AT&T Center.
In their last action, Tulsa was an 83-77 winner on the road against the Lynx. They covered the 15-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (160) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Tulsa got 27 points from Elizabeth Cambage en route to an 83-77 victory over Minnesota on Friday at Target Center.
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 2-8
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 1-9
After a win are 5-5
A few Mercury at Shock trends to consider:
Phoenix is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing Tulsa
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Phoenix's last 11 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tulsa's last 11 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tulsa's last 8 games
Tulsa is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Phoenix home to Seattle, Friday, August 23
Tulsa home to San Antonio, Friday, August 23