Lady luck: Thursday's best WNBA bets
Tulsa Shock at Seattle Storm (-14.5, 140.5)
Up 15 points in the third quarter against the WNBA’s best team, the Tulsa Shock must have thought their moment had finally come on Tuesday.
However, after another final-frame collapse, the Shock set a league record with their 19th straight defeat – not that it mattered much to bettors.
"We thought tonight might be the night," Shock center Tina Jackson told reporters, “We just came up short, but we're getting there.''
They easily covered as 13-point unders in the 78-72 loss to Minnesota, marking the fourth time they’ve covered the spread in their last six.
However, Shock supporters have a tough call coming up with this line. Seattle looks like it is ready to make a major push up the Western Conference standings now that Lauren Jackson is back in the mix.
Jackson has been money in the fourth quarter since coming back in a pair of tough wins against New York and San Antonio. The Storm head into this one just 1 ½ games back of second-place Phoenix in the West and should be able to cut into the deficit with another win.
We’ll avoid the spread all together and jump on the under. These two teams have combined to play under 12 times in their last 13 games. Pick: