Los Angeles Sparks vs. Tulsa Shock - 7/11/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulsa Shock (9-4) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (2-9)
WNBA Basketball: Saturday July 11. 2015 at 8:00 pm (BOK Center)
The Line: Tulsa Shock -3.5 -- Over/Under: 156 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, TWC SN / TWC D
The Los Angeles Sparks and Tulsa Shock square off Saturday night at the BOK Center.
The Los Angeles Sparks need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 72.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting and are allowing 79.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Kristi Toliver is averaging 22.8 points and 5.3 assists while Jantel Lavender is averaging 15 points and 9.1 rebounds. Erin Phillips is dishing 3.9 assists and Farhiya Abdi is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks just can’t find any consistency, and it starts on the defensive end where they’re allowing 36.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc. The Sparks have allowed 79 or more points in six of their last seven games. The Sparks are 0-5 SU on the road this season. Nnemkadi Ogwumike is questionable with a leg injury.
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The Tulsa Shock look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Tulsa Shock are averaging 80.4 points on 40 percent shooting and are allowing 76 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Riquna Williams is averaging 14.6 points and 2.4 assists while Plenette Pierson is averaging 14.1 points and five rebounds. Courtney Paris is grabbing 10.3 rebounds and Karima Christmas is dishing 1.8 assists. The Tulsa Shock continue to try to keep their head afloat without top scorers Odyssey Sims and Skylar Diggins. The Shock are coming off a win over the Dream in which they made six threes and shot nearly 40 percent from the field. The Shock are 5-0 SU on their home court this season.
The Sparks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Shock are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Sparks are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Tulsa and 6-18-2 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
The Tulsa Shock have played their best ball on their home court. Meanwhile, the Sparks have yet to win on the road and now may be without one of its better players in Ogwumike. Give me the home team and the small chalk.