Tulsa Shock vs. Seattle Storm - 9/3/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Storm (9-20) vs. Tulsa Shock (15-14)
WNBA Basketball: Thursday September 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Key Arena)
The Line: Seattle Storm -1 -- Over/Under: 148.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, Justice
The Tulsa Shock and Seattle Storm square off late Thursday night at the Key Arena.
The Tulsa Shock look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Tulsa Shock are averaging 77.6 points on 38.6 percent shooting and allowing 76.7 points on 44 percent shooting. Riquna Williams is averaging 16.1 points and 3.6 rebounds while Odyssey Sims is averaging 14.4 points and 3.6 rebounds. Plenette Pierson is dishing two assists and Karima Christmas is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Tulsa Shock have allowed 70 or less points in three of their last four games and could get the second seed in the West if they keep winning. The Shock are 5-9 SU on the road and have lost five of their last six. Riquna Williams is questionable with a lower-body injury.
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The Seattle Storm look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 70.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 77.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Crystal Langhorne is averaging 11.3 points and 5.9 rebounds while Sue Bird is averaging 10.3 points and 5.6 assists. Jenna O'Hea is dishing 2.5 assists and Jewell Loyd is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Seattle Storm have allowed less than 70 points in three of their last four games and still find themselves in the playoff race. The Storm are 7-7 SU on their home court and have won three of their last four. This game ends a six-game homestand.
The Shock are 8-23-1 ATS in their last 32 Thursday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Storm are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Shock are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Seattle.
The Seattle Storm have been a different team in the second half of the season and seems to know that they still have a shot at the last playoff seed. I like the Storm to get the job done here.