Tulsa Shock vs. Atlanta Dream - 7/7/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Dream (5-6) vs. Tulsa Shock (8-4)
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Dream -5.5 -- Over/Under: 152 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 2
The Tulsa Shock and Atlanta Dream square off Tuesday night at the Philips Arena.
The Tulsa Shock need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Tulsa Shock are averaging 80 points on 40 percent shooting and are allowing 76.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Riquna Williams is averaging 13.9 points and 2.3 assists while Plenette Pierson is averaging 13.3 points and five rebounds. Courtney Paris is grabbing 10.3 rebounds and Karima Christmas is dishing 1.8 assists. The Tulsa Shock have been a mess since Skylar Diggins and Odyssey Sims went down with injuries. The good news for the Shock is that two of their last three losses have been by five or less points. All four of the Shock’s losses this season have come on the road.
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The Atlanta Dream look to get back to .500 after splitting their last 10 games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 72.7 points on 39.3 percent shooting and are allowing 76.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 20.7 points and 3.5 assists while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 12.2 points and 3.5 rebounds. Sancho Lyttle is the third double-digit scorer and Erika de Souza is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream have improved their defense as of late, allowing 69 or less points in their last two games. The Dream are starting to click now that they’re as healthy as they’ve been all year. The Dream have won four of their last six home games.
The Shock are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Dream are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Shock are 2-6-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Dream are starting to find their stride a bit now that they're healthy. Meanwhile, the Shock have taken a huge step backward after losing their top-two players. The Dream have to be the pick here.