Storm take on Shock in hoops contest
Seattle Storm vs Tulsa Shock Odds
The Shock hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Thursday as the Storm pay a visit to BOK Center in WNBA betting action.
The Storm will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 16-16 ATS against the number this season, while the Shock are 18-13-1 ATS. Seattle is 13-19 on the totals; Tulsa is 16-15-1.
Sportsbooks have set the Shock as 4.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 145.5, but may be on the move.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tulsa's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 77.4 PPG, against a Storm defense that ranks No. 4 at 73.5 PPG. The Shock field goal percentage has averaged 40.7% so far, less than the Storm shooters have achieved on the year, 41.8% per game.
Defensively, the Storm feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.3 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.
The Storm were a 73-60 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lynx. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (133) made winners of UNDER bettors. Seattle suffered a 73-60 loss against Minnesota on Tuesday, getting 14 points from Tanisha Wright in a losing effort at KeyArena.
In their last action, Tulsa was a 98-65 winner on the road against the Silver Stars. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (163) was profitable news for OVER bettors. San Antonio was run off the court by the Shock on Sunday as Tulsa blasted the Silver Stars 98-65 at AT&T Center.
Seattle Storm Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Tulsa are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Seattle are 1-9
After playing San Antonio are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Storm at Shock trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Tulsa
Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Seattle is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tulsa's last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tulsa's last 9 games at home
Tulsa is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing Seattle
Seattle home to Tulsa, Saturday, September 14
Tulsa at Seattle, Saturday, September 14