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Tulsa ShockLos Angeles Sparks
Aug 9, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Tulsa Shock vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds

1-19TEAM RECORD7-13

Tulsa pays a visit to Los Angeles on Tuesday, hoping to send the Sparks to a loss while also covering the spread in WNBA action at STAPLES Center.

The Sparks sport records of 7-13 and 7-13 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Shock sit at 1-19 and 8-11-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-5-3 for the Sparks and 7-12-1 for the Shock.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Sparks as 11.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 153.5, but may be on the move.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 78.6 PPG, against a Shock defense that ranks No. 10 at 83.2 PPG. The Sparks field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, more than the Shock shooters have achieved on the year, 38.6% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Shock own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 84.1 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in home scoring.

The Shock were a 72-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Silver Stars. They covered the 15–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (136) made winners of UNDER bettors. Tiffany Jackson scored 27 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 72-64 against San Antonio in WNBA action at AT&T Center.

Los Angeles was an 84-78 loser in its last match at home against the Lynx. They covered the 7.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 162 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles suffered an 84-78 loss against Minnesota on Sunday, getting 18 points from DeLisha Milton-Jones in a losing effort at STAPLES Center.

Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 4-6
After a loss are 0-10

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Phoenix are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Shock at Sparks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tulsa's last 7 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tulsa's last 10 games
Tulsa is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulsa
Los Angeles is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Tulsa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 7 games when playing at home against Tulsa

Next up:
Tulsa at Seattle, Thursday, August 11
Los Angeles home to Phoenix, Friday, August 12

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