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Minnesota Lynx vs. Tulsa Shock - 8/1/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tulsa Shock (10-9) vs. Minnesota Lynx (14-4)

WNBA Basketball: Saturday August 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm (BOK Center)

The Line: Tulsa Shock +5 -- Over/Under: 150.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Lynx and Tulsa Shock square off Saturday night at the BOK Center.

The Minnesota Lynx look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 78.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and are allowing 69.9 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 21.1 points and 7.4 rebounds while Seimone Augustus is averaging 15.4 points and 2.8 assists. Lindsay Whalen is dishing 4.2 assists and Sylvia Fowles is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are coming off a Friday win over the Atlanta Dream in which they shot 42.9 percent from the field turned the ball over 15 times. The Lynx have allowed 72 or less points in four of their last eight games. The Lynx are 6-2 SU on the road this season and have won five of their last six games.

Minnesota Lynx vs. Tulsa Shock - 8/1/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Tulsa Shock need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Tulsa Shock are averaging 77.5 points on 38.3 percent shooting and are allowing 75.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Riquna Williams is averaging 14.5 points and 2.4 assists while Odyssey Sims is averaging 14.1 points and 4.3 rebounds. Plenette Pierson is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Karima Christmas is dishing 1.7 assists. The Tulsa Shock have allowed 75 or more points in seven of their last nine games and are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep. The Shock are 5-7 SU this season when allowing 75 or more points. The Shock are 6-3 SU on their home court, but have lost their last three games.

The Lynx are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 Saturday games. The Shock are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lynx are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Tulsa and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.

Minnesota has beaten Tulsa in seven of the last eight matches. While Tulsa has had time off and the Lynx are coming off a back-to-back, the Lynx are by far the better team here and have owned the Shock over the years. Have to take Minny and the reasonable number. 

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Minnesota Lynx -5

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