Sparks vs Shock Betting Preview
Tulsa Shock vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds
The Sparks will try to cover the spread at STAPLES Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Shock in basketball action.
The Sparks bring a 1-1 record (1-1 ATS) to the battle against the 1-4 Shock, who are 2-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 1-1 so far and the Shock go 2-2-1.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Shock before tip-off in this one will find them as 17-point underdogs, while the total sits at 171.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 9-rated squad against Tulsa's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 6 in the league with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 6 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Shock own the league's No. 8-rated mark, allowing 81.5 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in home scoring.
Tulsa was a 67-58 winner in its last match on the road against the Storm. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 125 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tulsa got 17 points from Glory Johnson en route to a 67-58 victory over Seattle on Friday at KeyArena.
Los Angeles lost its last outing, an 83-78 result against the Silver Stars on June 1. The Sparks failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite, while the 161 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Sparks got a 27-point performance from Candace Parker, who added 20 rebounds, but San Antonio still ran past Los Angeles 83-78 on Saturday at AT&T Center.
Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 2-8
After playing Seattle are 2-8
After a win are 3-7
Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 7-3
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Shock at Sparks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tulsa's last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
Tulsa is 10-0-2 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Los Angeles
Tulsa is 5-0-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tulsa's last 12 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Los Angeles is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Tulsa
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 6 games when playing Tulsa
Los Angeles is 10-2-1 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Tulsa home to Minnesota, Friday, June 14
Los Angeles at Phoenix, Friday, June 14