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

Tulsa Shock vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds

3-29TEAM RECORD13-19

STAPLES Center features an WNBA battle between the host Los Angeles Sparks and the visiting Tulsa Shock in betting action on Friday.

Los Angeles battles the Shock, currently with a 3-29 mark (15-16-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 15-14-3 for the Sparks and 10-21-1 for the Shock.

View Tulsa vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Sparks as 10.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 150.5, but may be on the move.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 6-ranked offense (77 PPG) against a Shock defense that ranks No. 11 at 81.4 PPG. The Sparks have averaged 44.4% from the field per game, more than the Shock have managed so far this season (39.4% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Shock own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 81.2 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in home scoring.

Tulsa was a 91-76 loser in its last match on the road against the Mercury. They covered the 16–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 167 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Shock got 22 points from Elizabeth Cambage, but it was Phoenix that prevailed in a 91-76 final on Thursday at US Airways Center.

Los Angeles was an 82-65 loser in its last match at home against the Silver Stars. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 147 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Sparks got 18 points from Tina Thompson, but it was San Antonio that prevailed in an 82-65 final on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.

Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Shock at Sparks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Tulsa's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tulsa's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tulsa's last 9 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Tulsa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Los Angeles is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tulsa
Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Tulsa home to San Antonio, Sunday, September 11
Los Angeles home to Chicago, Saturday, September 10

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