Phoenix Mercury vs. Tulsa Shock - 9/19/15 West Semifinals Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulsa Shock (0-1) vs. Phoenix Mercury (1-0)
WNBA Basketball: Saturday September 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm (BOK Center)
The Line: Tulsa Shock +2 -- Over/Under: 147.5 See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Mercury and Tulsa Shock meet Saturday night for game two of their series at BOK Center.
The Phoenix Mercury look to end this series with a victory here. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 75.5 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Brittney Griner is averaging 18 points and eight rebounds while DeWanna Bonner is averaging 15 points and six rebounds. Leilani Mitchell is dishing six assists and Candice Dupree is the fourth double-digit scorer. The Phoenix Mercury have topped 80 points in four of their last eight games and are 13-1 SU this season when that’s the case. The Mercury are coming off a game in which they shot 54.8 percent from the field. The Mercury are 7-10 SU on the road and have lost four of their last six.
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The Tulsa Shock need a win to force a game three on Monday. The Tulsa Shock are averaging 77.1 points on 39 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Odyssey Sims is averaging 18 points and four rebounds while Jordan Hooper is averaging 14 points and six rebounds. Plenette Pierson is the third double-digit scorer and Karima Christmas is dishing two assists. The Tulsa Shock have allowed 80-plus points in four of their last five games and have lost 11 of their last 12 when that’s the case. The Shock are coming off a game in which they shot just 26 percent from the field. The Shock are 12-5 SU on their home court and have won six straight.
The Mercury are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Conference Semifinals games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Shock are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mercury are 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Tulsa.
The Shock have beaten the Mercury twice this season and another one of those games went into overtime. When you add in the way Tulsa has been playing at home, I really like the Shock to force a deciding game three. Tulsa is too good at home and has been through so much this season to just roll over.