Warriors Vs Thunder Odds & Free PickJosh Bailey
The Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder will square off in the most anticipated game of the week when they take to the hardwood at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday night as superstar Kevin Durant makes his return to the place he called home for nearly a decade of his NBA career.
With both teams looking to send a message in this intriguing western conference showdown, let’s find out where the value lies in this matchup.
Golden State Warriors Vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds & Free Pick
What: Golden State Warriors (44-8) at Oklahoma City Thunder (31-23)
When: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Tip-off: 8:30 PM ET
Where: Oklahoma City, OK
Stadium: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
Odds: GS -7
Why Bet The Golden State Warriors
Golden State rolled all over Chicago in their commanding 123-92 win over the shorthanded Bulls as Klay Thompson scored a team-high 28 points to get the win on his 27th birthday.
Kevin Durant chipped in a 22-point, 10-rebound double-double with seven assists, and Draymond Green added 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists as the Warriors recorded their seventh straight home win and extended their NBA-record streak of games without consecutive losses to 138.
Why Bet The Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder picked up a thrilling 118-109 win over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night as superstar Russell Westbrook recorded his 26th triple-double of the season with 29 points, 11 assists and 12 rebounds.
Backcourt mate Victor Oladipo added 23 points and seven boards while Steven Adams chipped in 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder.
As soon as the game ended, the Thunder turned their attention to Saturday’s nationally-televised matchup against Durant and the Warriors.
"It’s going to be a fun game," Westbrook said. "It’s an exciting game that a lot of people have been waiting for. I’m looking forward to it."
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Russell Westbrook will come into this matchup looking to extract some revenge against the Warriors and center Zaza Pachulia in particular, for their run-in in Golden State’s 121-100 win on February 11, nut I just don’t see him getting it against a Warriors team that is clearly superior to Oklahoma City and will be very focused at both ends of the floor in this contest.
While both teams give up just over 105.0 points per game in this Western Conference clash, Steph Curry and the Dubs average almost 13 points per game more than Westbrook and the Thunder.
The Dubs have won five straight against Oklahoma City and seven of the last 10 meetings overall while recording 108-101 win in their last road games against the Thunder.
Golden State is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games, but Oklahoma City has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four games, 5-1 ATS in their last six games against their Western Conference counterparts and a blistering 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 home games.
I’m expecting the Warriors to be favored by about six points in this contest, but I’m picking Westbrook and the Thunder for the ATS cover.
My final score prediction is Golden State 112 Oklahoma City 107