After destroying the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday Night, the Golden State Warriors will face the Oklahoma City Thunder as Russell Westbrook faces former teammate Kevin Durant. The NBA betting odds favor the Warriors by 12.5-points. Tip-off is this Wednesday, January 18th at 1:30 PM ET on ESPN from ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California.
Oklahoma City Thunder Vs Golden State Warriors Odds & Betting Tips
What: Oklahoma City Thunder (25-18) at Golden State Warriors (35-6)
When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Start Time: 10:30 PM ET
Where: Oakland, CA
Stadium: ORACLE Arena
Spread: Warriors -12.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Oklahoma City vs Golden State
Why Bet The Oklahoma City Thunder To Beat The Warriors
The Oklahoma City Thunder has lost two of the last three games, dropping to 25-18 SU and 23-20 ATS this season. They are coming off a 120-98 loss to the LA Clippers on Monday. They average 106.5 points per game (10th) and allow 105.2 points per game (19th).
"We weren’t ready to play, and we didn’t play good defense, and they were more physical than us," Russell Westbrook said after the loss to the Clippers. "We were sluggish."
OKC shoots 45.8% from the field (11th) and 32.6% from three-point land (29th). PG Russell Westbrook continues his triple-double season averaging 30.7 points, 10.5 rebounds and 10.3 assists per game. That is his season average!
Shooting guard Victor Oladipo is the second best scorer with 16.1 points per game. Center Steven Adams has been ruled out for Wednesday’s game against the Warriors as he remains in the league’s concussion protocol.
OKC allows 45.4% from the field (16th) and 35.1% from three-point land (9th). They average 5.1 blocks per game (11th) and 7.7 steals per game (15th).
Why Bet The Golden State Warriors To Beat The Thunder
The Golden State Warriors own the best record in the NBA with 35-6 SU and 18-22-1 ATS. They dismantled the Cleveland Cavaliers 126-91 last Monday. They average 117.7 points per game (1st) and allow 105.1 points per game (18th),
The Warriors shoot 49.9% from the field (1st) and 38.3% from beyond the arch (3rd). Shooting forward Kevin Durant (25.8 PPG & 8.6 RPG) and point guard Steph Curry (24.6 PPG & 4.2 RPG) have been nearly unstoppable since they teamed up. Durant had 21 points and Curry 20 against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"This is high-quality basketball, at its highest level," Curry said. "These are the kinds of atmospheres that you live for. Whether you win or lose, regular season, playoffs, whatever, that you can play in that kind of environment that’s always fun."
Golden State gives up 43.2% from the field (2nd) and 32.1 from three-point land (9th). They average 6.2 blocks (1st), 9.4 steals (1st) and 45.3 rebounds per game (5th).
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Warriors are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 Wednesday games.
- Warriors are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite.
- Thunder is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Thunder is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog.
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
Head to head, the Thunder are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings and 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Golden State. The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall and 7-1 in the last eight meetings in Golden State.
My final score prediction is OKC 101, Golden State 114.