Tulsa Shock vs. New York Liberty - 8/15/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Liberty (16-6) vs. Tulsa Shock (10-14)
WNBA Basketball: Saturday August 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Liberty -8.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, MSG+, CST
The Tulsa Shock and New York Liberty play Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Tulsa Shock need a win in order to snap a 10-game losing streak. The Tulsa Shock are averaging 77.4 points on 38.2 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Riquna Williams is averaging 15.9 points and 3.4 rebounds while Karima Christmas is averaging 10.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. Courtney Paris is grabbing 9.9 rebounds and Brianna Kiesel is dishing 1.7 assists. The Tulsa Shock have allowed 80 or more points in five straight games and have lost nine of their last 10 games when allowing 75 or more points. The Shock haven’t won a game since July 11th. The Shock are 4-9 SU on the road and have lost five straight. Plenette Pierson is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The New York Liberty look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The New York Liberty are averaging 73.9 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 37.8 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 17.2 points and 9.2 rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 15.4 points and 3.2 assists. Sugar Rodgers is grabbing three rebounds and Tanisha Wright is dishing 3.3 assists. The New York Liberty are coming off a Friday victory over the Connecticut Sun in which they shot 50.7 percent from the field. The Liberty have won seven straight games when scoring 75 or more points. The Liberty are 8-2 SU on their home court and have won five straight.
The Shock are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Liberty are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 Saturday games. The Shock are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in New York and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Tulsa beat New York in the previous meeting back in June and has won three of the last four meetings overall. When you add in the fact the Liberty just played last night and the Shock have had a few days off, I like the value of the points here.