Los Angeles Sparks vs. Tulsa Shock - 8/28/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulsa Shock (13-14) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (11-17)
WNBA Basketball: Friday August 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm (BOK Center)
The Line: Tulsa Shock +2.5 -- Over/Under: 151.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, TWC SN / TWC D
The Los Angeles Sparks and Tulsa Shock square off early Friday night at the BOK Center.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 73.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.2 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 18.4 points and 10 rebounds while Jantel Lavender is averaging 14.8 points and 8.6 rebounds. Kristi Toliver is dishing four assists and Marianna Tolo is grabbing three rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks have scored 76 or more points in five of their last six games and find themselves inching that much closer to clinching a playoff spot in the West. The Sparks are 5-9 SU on the road and have won three straight. Nnemkadi Ogwumike is questionable with a concussion.
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The Tulsa Shock look for a win after splitting 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 a three-game winning streak going and have created a little distance in the West as far as the playoffs are concerned. The Shock are 8-5 SU on their home court and have lost five of their last seven. Plenette Pierson is questionable with a knee injury.
The Sparks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Shock are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS win. The Sparks are 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Tulsa and 5-19-2 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
The Sparks have proven they can win on the road all of a sudden ever since Parker returned to the court. LA sees a playoff berth in sight and is playing like a team that can do some damage. I like the Sparks to keep rolling against a Shock team that has been way too inconsistent.