Tulsa Shock vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 8/6/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Sparks (6-14) vs. Tulsa Shock (10-11)
WNBA Basketball: Thursday August 6, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -6.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, TWC SN / TWC D
The Tulsa Shock and Los Angeles Sparks square off Thursday night at the Staples Center.
The Tulsa Shock need a win in order to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Tulsa Shock are averaging 77.9 points on 38.4 percent shooting and are allowing 76.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Riquna Williams is averaging 15.6 points and 3.4 rebounds while Odyssey Sims is averaging 14.4 points and four assists. Karima Christmas is dishing 1.7 assists and Courtney Paris is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Tulsa Shock have allowed 76 or more points in five straight games and are 5-9 SU when allowing 75 or more points this season. The Shock are 4-7 SU on the road and have lost three straight. Plenette Pierson is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Los Angeles Sparks look to keep rolling after winning four of their last six games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 72.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting and are allowing 76 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 19.5 points and 10 rebounds while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 15.4 points and 8.1 rebounds. Kristi Toliver is dishing 4.1 assists and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 9.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks have scored 80 or more points in three straight games and are playing with far more pep in their step since Parker returned to the court. The Sparks are 4-6 SU on their home court and have split their last eight. Erin Phillips is questionable with a leg injury.
The Shock are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sparks are 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The Shock are 9-1-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Los Angeles and 19-5-2 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
These teams have split their two meetings this season, and that's with Parker missing both contests. The Sparks are playing with confidence and are a completely different team with their leader and best player on the court. The Shock are hard to back during this losing stretch. Give me the home team and the reasonable chalk.