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Phoenix Mercury vs. Tulsa Shock - 8/18/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tulsa Shock (11-14) vs. Phoenix Mercury (15-9)

WNBA Basketball: Tuesday August 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm (BOK Center)

The Line: Tulsa Shock +2.5 -- Over/Under: 152 See the Latest Odds

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The Phoenix Mercury and Tulsa Shock square off Tuesday night at the BOK Center.

The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 76.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 39.7 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 16.8 points and 6.2 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 15.4 points and 8.5 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Monique Currie is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Phoenix Mercury have allowed 75 or less points in their last four games and are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep on the season. The Mercury are 10-6 SU when allowing 75 or less points. The Mercury are 5-6 SU on road and have split their last eight.

Phoenix Mercury vs. Tulsa Shock - 8/18/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Tulsa Shock need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Tulsa Shock are averaging 77.5 points on 38.5 percent shooting and allowing 77.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Riquna Williams is averaging 15.8 points and 3.5 rebounds while Odyssey Sims is averaging 14.1 points and 4.1 assists. Karima Christmas is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Courtney Paris is dishing 1.2 assists. The Tulsa Shock have allowed 76 or more points in nine straight games and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing 75 or more points. The Shock are 6-5 SU on their home court and have lost five straight. Plenette Pierson is questionable with a knee injury.

The Mercury are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS loss and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Shock are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS win and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Mercury are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Tulsa. 

The Mercury have beaten the Shock in five straight meetings. While the Shock have played better lately, it's hard to beleive they can get the best of one of the top teams in the league. I like the road team and the thiny chalk.

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Phoenix Mercury -2.5

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