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WNBA Matchup - Sparks Shock Odds Preview

Tulsa ShockLos Angeles Sparks
Aug 26, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Tulsa Shock vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds

1-25TEAM RECORD12-15

Los Angeles looks to cover the Sparks-Shock pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 12-15 mark when they host Tulsa in WNBA action.

The Sparks bring a 12-15 record (10-17 ATS) to the battle against the 1-25 Shock, who are 11-14-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 14-10-3 so far and the Shock go 7-18-1.

View Tulsa vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 12-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 147.5 at most shops.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 8-rated squad against Tulsa's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 1 in the league with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 10 with 4.7 per outing.

Defensively, the Shock feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.6 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

Tulsa lost its last outing, a 74-57 result against the Storm on August 25. The Shock failed to cover in that game as a 14.5-point underdog, while the 131 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Tulsa got 12 points from Sheryl Swoopes but lost anyway 74-57 against the Storm on Thursday at KeyArena.

Los Angeles won its last outing, an 86-82 result against the Mystics on August 23. The Sparks covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 168 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Sparks got 19 points from Candace Parker as Los Angeles ran past Washington 86-82 on Tuesday at Verizon Center.

Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Connecticut are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 1-9
After a loss are 0-10

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

A few Shock at Sparks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tulsa's last 9 games when playing Los Angeles
Tulsa is 6-12-1 ATS in its last 19 games
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tulsa
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 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Tulsa home to Connecticut, Sunday, August 28
Los Angeles at Seattle, Sunday, August 28