2011 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
August 21, 2011
Los Angeles at Tulsa
Sunday 08/21 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 152 -110 (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
We have a pair of bad teams meeting in Tulsa, and that’s going to mean far more offense than defense. These teams are in the bottom two spots in the West, with Tulsa a league worst 1-22. Tulsa isn’t playing any defense, giving up 82, 77, 71, 72, 85 and 89 points the last six games (all losses). At least the offense will be rested with six full days off! The good news for LA is that Candace Parker is back for the offense, with 18 points and 8 rebounds in her second start since returning from knee surgery for Los Angeles. The bad news is that game was last night, so this is the second of a back to back spot, which hurts the defense more than the offense. This team has given up 84 or more points in three of the last four games and I see Tulsa running at their tired legs. The OVER is 6-2-2 in the Sparks’ last 10 road games and 15-7-1 OVER the total in their last 23 games following an ATS loss. Look for an up-tempo game and play LA/Tulsa OVER the total.