Tulsa Shock vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 7/3/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Sparks (1-7) vs. Tulsa Shock (8-3)
WNBA Basketball: Friday July 3, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -4 -- Over/Under: 148.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, TWC SN / TWC D
The Tulsa Shock and Los Angeles Sparks meet late Friday night at the Staples Center.
The Tulsa Shock look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Tulsa Shock are averaging 78.6 points on 39.5 percent shooting and are allowing 72.9 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Riquna Williams is averaging 13.2 points and 2.3 assists while Plenette Pierson is averaging 13.1 points and 5.4 rebounds. Karima Christmas is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Courtney Paris is dishing 1.3 assists. The Tulsa Shock are all but screwed without their top two players in Odyssey Sims and Skylar Diggins, who are both out with knee injuries. The Sock need other players to step up offensively if things are going to hold together. All three of the Shock’s losses this season have come on the road.
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The Los Angeles Sparks look to build on their first win of the season after an 0-7 start. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 67 points on 41.9 percent shooting. and are allowing 76 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Kristi Toliver is averaging 22.5 points and two assists while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.3 points and 9.3 rebounds. Jantel Lavender is grabbing 10.1 rebounds and Erin Phillips is dishing 4.3 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are coming off a Thursday victory over the Stars in which they shot 50 percent from the field. The Sparks have scored 80 or more points in two of their last four games and need to play with that same effort every night to turn things around.
The Shock are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Sparks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Shock are 8-1-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles and 16-3-2 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall.
Both teams are coming off a game Thursday night. So, I'm taking the team that desn't have to travel. That same team is also getting healthier, while the other just lost its top two players. Look for the Sparks to get thier second win of the season.