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WNBA odds preview - Mercury vs. Shock

Phoenix MercuryTulsa Shock
June 17, 4:00 PM | BOK Center

Phoenix Mercury vs Tulsa Shock Odds

2-6TEAM RECORD0-9

The visiting Mercury hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at BOK Center against the Shock.

The Mercury will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 1-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Shock are 4-5 ATS. Phoenix is 2-6 on the totals; Tulsa is 4-5.

View Phoenix vs Tulsa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Shock in this one will find them as 2-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 164.5.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tulsa's No. 9-ranked offense (74.3 PPG) against a Mercury defense that ranks No. 12 at 87.1 PPG. The Shock have averaged 36.8% from the field per game, less than the Mercury have managed so far this season (40% on average).

Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 89.6 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

Phoenix was a 78-60 loser in its last match at home against the Lynx. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 138 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. DeWanna Bonner scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Mercury to victory (they lost 78-60 to Minnesota at US Airways Center on Friday).

In their last action, Tulsa was an 86-73 loser at home against the Storm. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (159) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Shock endured an 86-73 loss at the hands of the Storm on Friday, despite a 16-point effort from Jennifer Lacy at BOK Center.

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 1-9
After playing Seattle are 1-9
After a loss are 0-10

A few Mercury at Shock trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Tulsa
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tulsa's last 6 games at home
Tulsa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Tulsa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix home to Washington, Wednesday, June 20
Tulsa at Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 20

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