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Shock open as WNBA underdog vs Lynx

Tulsa ShockMinnesota Lynx
Aug 16, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Tulsa Shock vs Minnesota Lynx Odds


Minnesota will look to improve on its 17-5 record on Friday when they host Tulsa in WNBA odds action at Target Center.

Minnesota will face the 7-17 Shock, who own a 12-11-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Lynx are 8-14 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Shock are 11-12-1 favoring the OVER.

View Tulsa vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Lynx in this one will find them as 15.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 157.5.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 2-rated squad against Tulsa's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 11 in the league with 3.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 6.6 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Shock own the league's No. 6-rated mark, allowing 78.2 points per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in home scoring.

Last time out for Tulsa, they were a 77-56 loser as they battled the Mercury on the road. The Shock failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 133 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Tulsa was run off the court by the Mercury on Sunday as Phoenix blasted them 77-56 at US Airways Center.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 94-86 result against the Sky on August 11. The Lynx failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite, while the 180 combined points took the game OVER the total. Minnesota got 26 points from Seimone Augustus en route to a 94-86 loss against Chicago on Sunday at Allstate Arena.

Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 1-9
After playing Phoenix are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2

A few Shock at Lynx trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tulsa's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 6 games on the road
Tulsa is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulsa
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tulsa
Minnesota is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Minnesota is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Tulsa home to Phoenix, Tuesday, August 20
Minnesota home to New York, Sunday, August 18