Tulsa Shock vs. Washington Mystics - 6/19/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Mystics (3-1) vs. Tulsa Shock (4-1)
WNBA Basketball: Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Mystics -3 -- Over/Under: 147 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, Monumental, CST
The Tulsa Shock and Washington Mystics play early Friday night at the Verizon Center.
The Tulsa Shock look to build on their impressive four-game winning streak. The Tulsa Shock are averaging 81 points on 41.1 percent shooting and are allowing 68.8 points on 37.9 percent shooting. Skylar Diggins is averaging 16 points and 4.4 assists while Plenette Pierson is averaging 14.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. Riquna Williams is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Karima Christmas is dishing 1.6 assists. The Shock are playing great ball offensively, which includes 39.5 percent shooting from beyond the arc. What’s most impressive about this stretch is that the Shock have won their last two games without leading scorer Odyssey Sims, who is out with a knee injury.
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The Washington Mystics look to build on their 3-1 start and haven’t played since Sunday. The Washington Mystics are averaging 68.8 points on 38.4 percent shooting and are allowing 63.2 points on 34.8 percent shooting. Ivory Latta is averaging 12.5 points and three assists while Emma Meesseman is averaging 11.8 points and 7.5 rebounds. Stefanie Dolson is the third double-digit scorer and Kara Lawson is grabbing four rebounds. The Washington Mystics rely on their defense that’s allowed no more than 68 points and just 25.9 percent shooting from deep. The Mystics are 1-1 SU on their home court this season. Kia Vaughn and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt are questionable with injuries.
The Shock are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mystics are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Shock are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington and 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
This may be where the Sims injury catches up to the Shock. The Mystics have been just as impressive early on and has had a ton of rest to prepare for this matchup. I like the home team and have no prob laying the bucket.