Tulsa Shock vs. San Antonio Stars - 6/14/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Stars (0-2) vs. Tulsa Shock (2-1)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 4:30 pm (Freeman Coliseum)
The Line: Tulsa Shock +2 -- Over/Under: 156 See the Latest Odds
The Tulsa Shock and San Antonio Stars meet Sunday afternoon at the Freeman Coliseum.
The Tulsa Shock look for their third straight win and first this season on the road. The Tulsa Shock are averaging 81.3 points on 40.1 percent shooting and are allowing 73.7 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Odyssey Sims is averaging 17.3 points and 4.7 assists while Plenette Pierson is averaging 16.3 points and five rebounds. Skylar Diggins is the third double-digit scorer and Riquna Williams is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Tulsa Shock have gotten off to a quick start, but have to be worried about their leading scorer in Sims, who suffered a recent knee injury. Tulsa still has the offensive firepower to hang around, but the shaky defense has to improve if the Shock are going to continue this impressive start they’re on.
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The San Antonio Stars are still looking for their first win after an 0-2 start. The San Antonio Stars are averaging 70 points on 39.2 percent shooting and are allowing 74 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Kayla McBride is averaging 17 points and four rebounds while Jia Perkins is averaging 16.5 points and 2.5 rebounds. Dearica Hamby is the third double-digit scorer and Danielle Adams is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The San Antonio Stars have lost their two games by a combined eight points and both games took place on the road. The Stars are playing well enough on both sides of the ball but are averaging just 31 rebounds, which are four below league average. It’s the little things that need to be improved for the Stars to get in the win column.
The Shock are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The Stars are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Shock are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in San Antonio and 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Stars playing at home for the first time should help them get in the win column for the first time this season. I like the Stars and have no problem laying the bucket.