How To Bet The Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors OddsJosh Bailey
While there is always two weeks of hoop-la before the Super Bowl, more than a week of build-up for an NBA regular-season game is rare. This Saturday will be a treat when the Oklahoma City Thunder face the Golden State Warriors a mere 30 miles from the site of Super Bowl 50.
Make plans for Super Saturday.
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— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 5, 2016
Both clubs will have last played on Wednesday night, giving each two nights off. The Warriors sunk the Wizards in Washington, visited the White House and President Obama on Thursday in honor of their 2015 championship and then made the cross-country flight home. The Thunder won at home against Orlando and will head to the Bay Area on Friday.
The NBA’s marquee game this Saturday night, Feb. 6, pits the Oklahoma City Thunder against the Golden State Warriors. The game takes place at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Tip-off is at 9:00 pm ET.
A Closer Look At How To Bet The Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors Odds
The NBA betting odds favor Golden State by 8.5-points to beat Oklahoma City. There is no available money line for this game. The game total is a colossal 232 points. The Thunder are averaging 109.7 over their past 51 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.4 in that same time period.
What: Oklahoma City Thunder (38-13) at Golden State Warriors (45-4)
When: Saturday, February 6, 2016
Kickoff: 9:00 PM ET
Where: Oakland, CA
Stadium: ORACLE Arena
Spread: Golden State Warriors -8.5
Game Total: 232
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Oklahoma City vs Golden State
Bet The Oklahoma City Thunder At +8.5-points To Beat Golden State Because…
Oklahoma City dominated Golden State the last time that they played against the Warriors. The Thunder beat Golden State 127 to 115. Granted, the game took place over a year ago. But, the Warriors had trouble stopping Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in that battle. Durant scored 36 points, grabbed 9 boards, and dished 4 assists. Westbrook dished 16 assists while scoring 17 points and grabbing 15 boards. Durant and Westbrook match up well with the Warriors.
Bet The Golden State Warriors At -8.5-points To Beat Oklahoma City Because…
This year’s Golden State Warriors are better than last year’s Golden State Warriors. This year’s Golden State Warriors have lost only 4 games this season. That’s pretty incredible considering that the team was without head coach Steve Kerr for the first 2 to 3 months of the season. The Warriors are ranked first in points scored per game at 115.4. They are ranked first in 3-point field goal percentage at 43% and second in field goal percentage at 49%. Defensively, Golden State is ranked third in field goal percentage allowed at 43% and first in 3-point field goal percentage allowed at 31.2%.
NBA Betting Records Since Last Season
The Golden State Warriors have been better against the spread going 90-61, +2290, while the Thunder are 61-72, -1820 against the spread. In 4 meetings the teams have split both covering 2 times.
11/23/2014: Golden State won 91 to 86, Oklahoma City covered +8, Game came under 194
12/18/2014: Golden State won 114 to 109, Golden State covered -2.5, Game went over 210.5
1/5/2015: Golden State won 117 to 91, Golden State covered -2.5, Game came under 218
1/16/2015: Oklahoma City won 127 to 115, Oklahoma City covered +1, Game went over 216.5
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Not only is Golden State the best team in the NBA straight up, but the Warriors are also one of the top teams in the NBA against the spread. Golden State had gone 7 and 3 ATS in their last 10 games. The Warriors ridiculous straight up record is 45 and 4.
Even with all the positives for Golden State, Oklahoma City looks like the play in this matchup. The Thunder have won 9 out of their last 10 straight up. Not only that, but they have two players in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook that play Golden State tough. Westbrook is one of the top defenders in the NBA. Nobody on Golden State’s team can guard Durant or Westbrook one on one. This is the time to back the dog against the awesome Warriors. I’m going with Oklahoma City.
My final prediction is Oklahoma City 126, Golden State 118.