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Phoenix MercuryTulsa Shock
May 22, 8:00 PM | BOK Center

Phoenix Mercury vs Tulsa Shock Odds


The Shock will be trying to slam the Mercury on Tuesday when the teams tip off at BOK Center in WNBA betting action.

The Shock are 0-1 so far on the season, and 0-1 ATS vs. the number. The Mercury, meanwhile, are 0-1 and 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tulsa go 1-0 and the Mercury go 1-0 on the totals.

View Phoenix vs Tulsa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Shock in this one, they're listed as 7.5-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 175 for Monday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tulsa's No. 7-ranked offense (79 PPG) against a Mercury defense that ranks No. 12 at 105 PPG. The Shock have averaged 41.6% from the field per game, more than the Mercury have managed so far this season (40% on average).

Defensively, the Mercury feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 105 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 105-83 loser as they battled the Lynx on the road. The Mercury failed to cover in the match as a 12-point underdog, while 188 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Mercury were blown out by Minnesota on Sunday, losing by a 105-83 final at Target Center in basketball betting action.

The Shock were an 88-79 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Silver Stars. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (167) made winners of OVER bettors. The Shock endured an 88-79 loss at the hands of the Silver Stars on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Temeka Johnson at BOK Center.

Phoenix Mercury Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Tulsa Shock Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

A few Mercury at Shock trends to consider:
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing Tulsa
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 6 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulsa's last 6 games
Tulsa is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Phoenix home to Los Angeles, Saturday, May 26
Tulsa at Washington, Saturday, May 26