San Antonio Stars vs. Tulsa Shock - 6/16/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulsa Shock (3-1) vs. San Antonio Stars (0-3)
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm (BOK Center)
The Line: Tulsa Shock -5.5 -- Over/Under: 153.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access
The San Antonio Stars and Tulsa Shock meet Tuesday afternoon at the BOK Center.
The San Antonio Stars need a win after getting off to a tough 0-3 start. The San Antonio Stars are averaging 67.3 points on 38.4 percent shooting and are allowing 73.7 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Kayla McBride is averaging 17 points and four rebounds while Jia Perkins is averaging 12.3 points and 1.3 assists. Dearica Hamby is the third double-digit scorer and Danielle Robinson is dishing five assists. The San Antonio Stars continue to struggle on the offensive end, as they’re also shooting just 26.9 percent from beyond the arc. The Stars have just four players averaging more than five points. The good news is the Stars are hanging tough defensively and have lost two of their three games by five or less points.
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The Tulsa Shock look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Tulsa Shock are averaging 79.2 points on 38.9 percent shooting and are allowing 70.8 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Skylar Diggins is averaging 16.8 points and 4.8 assists while Plenette Pierson is averaging 13.5 points and six rebounds. Karima Christmas is grabbing three rebounds and Riquna Williams is dishing an assist. The Tulsa Shock are finding ways to win games but will play just their second game without leading scorer Odyssey Sims, who is out with a knee injury. The Shock are shooting 38.2 percent from downtown, which is nearly eight percent higher than the league average. The Shock are unbeaten at home.
The Stars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Western Conference. The Shock are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 Tuesday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Stars are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Tulsa and 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Stars have done a great job of covering the number when playing in Tulsa, and you'd think this slow start will inspire them to get in the win column. Without Sims, I give the Starsa shot, especially in an early game where the crowd should be dead.