Tulsa Shock vs. Phoenix Mercury - 7/2/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Mercury (4-5) vs. Tulsa Shock (8-2)
WNBA Basketball: Thursday July 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Mercury -6.5 -- Over/Under: 151.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, CST
The Tulsa Shock and Phoenix Mercury meet Thursday night at the US Airways Center.
The Tulsa Shock look to remain hot after winning eight of their last nine games. The Tulsa Shock are averaging 81 points on 40.7 percent shooting and are allowing 72.9 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Plenette Pierson is averaging 14.4 points and 5.4 rebounds while Riquna Williams is averaging 13.8 points and 2.4 assists. Karima Christmas is dishing 1.6 assists and Courtney Paris is grabbing 10.8 rebounds. The Tulsa Shock have topped 80 points in four of their last six games and are shooting 39.1 percent from deep. Both of the Shock’s losses have come on the road. The Shock will be without Skylar Diggins for the next few games due to a knee injury.
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The Phoenix Mercury look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 73.6 points on 39.6 percent shooting and are allowing 74.3 points on 41.7 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18.8 points and 7.1 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds. Candice Dupree is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Leilani Mitchell is dishing 2.2 assists. The Phoenix Mercury are one of the lowest scoring teams in the league, but have gotten a much needed boost from Griner, who has combined for 30-plus points in her first two games. The Mercury scored 85 points in their last game, a win over the Stars. The Mercury are 3-1 SU on their home court.
The Shock are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Mercury are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Shock are 0-2-2 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Phoenix and 6-2-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Shock are without their best player, and the Mercury just got their best player back. This one should heavily favor the Mercury. Look for Phoenix to win by double digits at home.