WNBA Matchup - Liberty Shock Odds Preview
Tulsa Shock vs New York Liberty Odds
The Liberty will hit the floor running against the visiting Tulsa Shock on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
New York battles the Shock, currently with a 0-2 mark (0-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 0-0-1 for the Liberty and 2-0 for the Shock.
New York opened as 7-point favorites, while the WNBA total was set at 157.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 9-ranked offense (69 PPG) against a Shock defense that ranks No. 10 at 96.5 PPG. The Liberty have averaged 38% from the field per game, less than the Shock have managed so far this season (40.6% on average).
Defensively, the Shock feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 98 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.
The Shock were a 95-90 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mystics. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (185) made winners of OVER bettors. Roneeka Hodges scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Shock to victory (they lost 95-90 to Washington at BOK Center on Monday).
Last time out for New York, they were an 81-69 loser as they battled the Sun on the road. The Liberty failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 150 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Liberty got 23 points from Cappie Pondexter, but it was Connecticut that prevailed in an 81-69 final on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
New York Liberty Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-4
Before playing Indiana are 2-8
After playing Connecticut are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Shock at Liberty trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tulsa's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tulsa's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tulsa's last 7 games when playing New York
Tulsa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tulsa
New York is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New York's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New York's last 15 games at home
Tulsa at Chicago, Sunday, June 2
New York home to Indiana, Wednesday, June 5