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Sparks take on Shock in hoops contest

Los Angeles SparksTulsa Shock
Aug 21, 7:00 PM | BOK Center

Los Angeles Sparks vs Tulsa Shock Odds

10-15TEAM RECORD1-22

Los Angeles travels to Tulsa on Sunday, hoping to boost its 10-15 mark with a victory over the Shock.

The Sparks will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 9-16 ATS against the number this season, while the Shock are 9-13-1 ATS. Los Angeles is 13-9-3 on the totals; Tulsa is 7-15-1.

View Los Angeles vs Tulsa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Shock as 7-point underdogs in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 152.5.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tulsa's No. 12-ranked offense (67.7 PPG) against a Sparks defense that ranks No. 11 at 82.5 PPG. The Shock have averaged 38.6% from the field per game, less than the Sparks have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Sparks own the league's No. 11-rated mark, allowing 86.4 points per game when on the road. Tulsa, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in home scoring.

In their last action, Los Angeles was an 87-68 loser on the road against the Lynx. They failed to cover the 9–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (155) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles suffered an 87-68 loss against Minnesota on Saturday, getting 18 points from Candace Parker in a losing effort at Target Center.

The Shock were an 82-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lynx. They failed to cover the 17.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (136) made winners of UNDER bettors. Tulsa was run off the court by the Lynx on Sunday as Minnesota blasted them 82-54 at Target Center.

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

Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 2-8
After a loss are 0-10

A few Sparks at Shock trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Los Angeles is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games
Tulsa is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Tulsa is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Tulsa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles

Next up:
Los Angeles at Washington, Tuesday, August 23
Tulsa home to Minnesota, Tuesday, August 23

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