Phoenix Mercury vs. Tulsa Shock - 7/30/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulsa Shock (10-8) vs. Phoenix Mercury (10-7)
WNBA Basketball: Thursday July 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm (BOK Center)
The Line: Tulsa Shock +2 -- Over/Under: 152.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access
The Phoenix Mercury and Tulsa Shock square off Thursday night at the BOK Center.
The Phoenix Mercury look to remain hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Phoenix Mercury are averaging 77.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting and are allowing 73.9 points on 40.3 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 17.9 points and 6.2 rebounds while Brittney Griner is averaging 17.1 points and 7.8 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Leilani Mitchell is dishing 2.9 assists. The Phoenix Mercury have scored 80 or more points in six of their last nine games and are shooting 35.4 percent from deep. The Mercury are 9-1 SU this season when scoring 75 or more points. The Mercury are 3-5 SU on the road and have lost three of their last five away from home.
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The Tulsa Shock need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Tulsa Shock are averaging 78.1 points on 38.8 percent shooting and are allowing 75.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Riquna Williams is averaging 14.7 points and 2.4 assists while Odyssey Sims is averaging 13.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. Plenette Pierson is dishing two assists and Karima Christmas is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Tulsa Shock have allowed 75 or more points in six of their last eight games and are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep. Tulsa’s defense has really taken a hit since Skylar Diggins tore her ACL. The Shock are 6-2 SU on their home court, but both losses have come in their last two tries.
The Mercury are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Shock are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mercury are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Tulsa.
Phoenix has beaten Tulsa in eight of the last nine meetings, which includes a 31-point beatdown this season. Even with the Shock having a huge rest from the All Star game, the value and logical pick has to be the Mercury. The Shock have shown us very little and no consistency since their best player went down with injury.