Sparks face Shock: WNBA odds preview

Los Angeles SparksTulsa Shock
Aug 2, 8:00 PM | BOK Center

Los Angeles Sparks vs Tulsa Shock Odds

12-6TEAM RECORD6-14

The Shock hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Sparks pay a visit to BOK Center in WNBA betting action.

The Shock sport records of 6-14 and 11-9 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Sparks sit at 12-6 and 7-11 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-9-1 for the Shock and 6-12 for the Sparks.

View Los Angeles vs Tulsa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Tulsa opened as 6-point underdogs, while the WNBA total was set at 161.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Tulsa's No. 9-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Tulsa rates No. 1 in the league with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 with 3.9 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Sparks own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 82.9 points per game when on the road. Tulsa, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in home scoring.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 73-66 loser as they battled the Storm at home. The Sparks failed to cover in the match as a 13-point favorite, while 139 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got 24 points and 10 rebounds from Candace Parker in a losing cause in a 73-66 loss to Seattle on Thursday at STAPLES Center.

The Shock were a 71-60 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Fever. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (131) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Shock got 13 points from Elizabeth Cambage, but it was Indiana that prevailed in a 71-60 final on Thursday at BOK Center.

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-4
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing San Antonio are 2-8
After playing Indiana are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Sparks at Shock trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games when playing Tulsa
Los Angeles is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
Tulsa is 11-1-2 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulsa's last 6 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
Tulsa is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games

Next up:
Los Angeles at Washington, Sunday, August 4
Tulsa at San Antonio, Sunday, August 4

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