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Atlanta Dream vs. Tulsa Shock - 8/9/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tulsa Shock (10-12) vs. Atlanta Dream (7-14)

WNBA Basketball: Sunday August 9, 2015 at 4:30 pm (BOK Center)

The Line: Tulsa Shock -5.5 -- Over/Under: 159.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Dream and Tulsa Shock square off Sunday afternoon at the BOK Center.

The Atlanta Dream look for a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 74.8 points on 40.2 percent shooting and are allowing 80.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 19.5 points and 4.7 rebounds while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 12.3 points and 2.9 rebounds. Damiris Dantas is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and Roneeka Hodges is dishing 1.4 assists. The Atlanta Dream have allowed 86 or more points in five of their last six games and are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep on the season. The Dream are 1-12 SU when allowing 75 or more points. The Dream are 2-9 SU on the road and have lost five straight.

Atlanta Dream vs. Tulsa Shock - 8/9/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Tulsa Shock look for a win to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Tulsa Shock are averaging 77 points on 37.9 percent shooting and are allowing 77 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Riquna Williams is averaging 15.1 points and 2.4 assists while Plenette Pierson is averaging 13.2 points and 4.8 rebounds. Karima Christmas is dishing 1.6 assists and Courtney Paris is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The Tulsa Shock have allowed 84 or more points in three straight games and are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep on the season. The Shock are 5-10 SU when allowing 75 or more points. The Shock are 6-4 SU on their home court and have lost four straight.

The Dream are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Shock are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Dream are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Tulsa.

Neither team is playing a lick of defense and neither team can buy a win. I expect both teams to allow shots, which is why I'm siding with the over and leaving the spread alone. 

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Over 159.5

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