Shock vs Sparks Betting Preview
Los Angeles Sparks vs Tulsa Shock Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Los Angeles when they hit take on the Shock on Friday in pro hoops betting action.
The Shock bring a 10-20 record (16-13-1 ATS) to the battle against the 21-10 Sparks, who are 12-19 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tulsa go 15-14-1 so far and the Sparks go 11-20.
Oddsmakers opened the Shock as 6-point underdogs in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 158.5.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tulsa's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 77 PPG, against a Sparks defense that ranks No. 6 at 75.5 PPG. The Shock field goal percentage has averaged 40.4% so far, less than the Sparks shooters have achieved on the year, 47.8% per game.
Defensively, the Sparks feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.4 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.
Los Angeles lost its last outing, an 83-74 result against the Lynx on September 4. The Sparks failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 157 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Candace Parker went off for 25 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Minnesota defeated Los Angeles, 83-74 at Target Center.
The Shock were a 93-88 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Liberty. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (181) made winners of OVER bettors. Candice Wiggins went off for 25 points and added 1 rebound leading Tulsa over New York, 93-88, on Sunday at BOK Center.
Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing New York are 2-8
After a win are 3-7
A few Sparks at Shock trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Los Angeles's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Los Angeles's last 7 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Los Angeles is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tulsa's last 7 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulsa's last 6 games
Tulsa is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Los Angeles home to Minnesota, Thursday, September 12
Tulsa at San Antonio, Sunday, September 8