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Tulsa Shock vs Phoenix Mercury Odds
The Mercury will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Shock at US Airways Center in WNBA wagering action.
The Shock will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 12-10-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Mercury are 9-12-1 ATS. Tulsa is 11-11-1 against the total, while Phoenix is 10-12 versus the number.
On the opening line for this matchup, the Mercury sat as 4-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 156.5.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Shock rank No. 9 in the league with 33.2 per game. That compares with Phoenix’s No. 7 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Phoenix is the WNBA’s No. 5-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Shock rate No. 1 with 6.7 per contest.
Defensively, the Shock feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.3 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.
Tulsa lost its last outing, a 70-67 result against the Mercury on August 9. The Shock earned a push in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 137 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Tulsa suffered a 70-67 loss against Phoenix on Friday, getting 19 points from Elizabeth Cambage in a losing effort at US Airways Center.
Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Tulsa are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Shock at Mercury trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tulsa's last 10 games when playing Phoenix
Tulsa is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games at home
Phoenix is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Tulsa
Phoenix is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing at home against Tulsa
Tulsa at Minnesota, Friday, August 16
Phoenix home to Indiana, Wednesday, August 14