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Thunder are the Worst Bet in the NBA

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have been far from a safe bet this season but have been especially poor as of late. Ahead of tonight’s road matchup with the high-flying Golden State Warriors, the Thunder have failed to cover the spread in six of their last seven to sink to 20-31 ATS — bad enough to tie them with the abysmal Phoenix Suns to become the worst bet in the NBA. Books opened OKC in the +8.5 ballpark for the tilt.

Shark Bites
  • The Warriors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games.
  • The OVER is 4-0 in the Thunder's last 4 vs. the Western Conference.
  • The Thunder are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 meetings with the Warriors.

Golden State has been phenomenal at home this season and will be looking to improve to a perfect 23-0 SU at Oracle Arena on the year. That’s a trend that will once again favor Dubs backers, as home court advantage has been huge in this series. In the last five clashes between the Western Conference foes, home sides are 5-0 ATS.

As bad as the Thunder have been as a spread play, they have been good in one regard at the betting window: cashing OVER tickets. The OVER is 6-1 in the Thunder’s last seven games. Seven of OKC’s past nine contests with Stephen Curry and company have also gone above the closing total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Golden State Warriors opened as -6.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 233.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

A 114-108 result in favor of the Warriors is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Oklahoma City Thunder have seen them go 38-13 and 20-30-1 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Golden State Warriors are at 45-4 and 28-19-2 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Warriors are 29-20, while the Oklahoma City Thunder are 23-28. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Golden State vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

The Golden State Warriors sit at No. 1 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Oklahoma City Thunder are at No. 6 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder rank No. 2 in the league with 47.82 per game. That compares with Golden State's No. 4 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Golden State is the NBA's No. 1-ranked team at 13.02 per game, while the Oklahoma City Thunder rate No. 20 with 7.88 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kevin Durant went off for 37 points and added 5 rebounds leading Oklahoma City to a 117-114 win over Orlando on Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Stephen Curry poured in 51 points for Golden State on Wednesday, as they defeated Washington 134-121 at Verizon Center.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games
  • Oklahoma City is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Golden State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Golden State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City at Phoenix, Monday, February 8th
Golden State home to Houston, Tuesday, February 9th

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