Tulsa Shock vs. Phoenix Mercury - 8/4/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Mercury (12-7) vs. Tulsa Shock (10-10)
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 10:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -8.5 -- Over/Under: 152.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Tulsa Shock and Phoenix Mercury square off Tuesday night at the US Airways Center.
The Tulsa Shock need a win in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Tulsa Shock are averaging 77.6 points on 38.4 percent shooting and are allowing 76.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Riquna Williams is averaging 15.5 points on 3.5 rebounds while Odyssey Sims is averaging 14.3 points and 4.1 assists. Plenette Pierson is dishing two assists and Karima Christmas is grabbing five rebounds. The Tulsa Shock have allowed 76 or more points in five of their last six games and are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep. The Shock are 5-8 SU this season when allowing 75 or more points. The Shock are 4-6 SU on the road and have lost five of their last six.
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The Phoenix Mercury look to remain hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 76.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting and are allowing 73.2 points on 39.5 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 17.5 points and 6.5 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 17.1 points and 7.9 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Monique Currie is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury have allowed 71 or less points in five of their last seven games and are 8-4 SU when allowing 75 or less points. The Mercury have held their last two opponents to 68 or less points. The Mercury are 7-2 SU on their home court and have won five of their last six.
The Shock are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mercury are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Shock are 0-3-2 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix.
The Mercury have crushed the Shock in both meetings this season, including a road match just last week. What have we seen recently that makes us think something is going to change? Nothing. The Mercury in another blowout has to be the pick with Tulsa stinking the joint up.