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Do-or-Die Scenario for the Warriors

Stephen Curry Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors Oklahoma City Thunder

Simply put, the Golden State Warriors have not looked like the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals. With a 3-1 series lead in hand, Oklahoma City has completely flipped the script on the 2016 playoffs and can send the Dubs packing with a win in Oakland on Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • The Thunder are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog of 7.0 or more.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Warriors' last four games with a closing total of 220.5 or more.
  • The Warriors are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games after losing as a favorite.

The good news for Warriors bettors is the Thunder have fared terribly at Oracle Arena. In their last six trips to the Bay Area, OKC is a measly 1-5 ATS. The Warriors are also 8-2 ATS in their past 10 as home favorites.

The Warriors dropped back-to-back games for the first time all season in Game 4 in the wake of a 118-94 tuning by the Thunder. Golden State lost consecutive playoff games by at least 20 points for the first time since 1972.

Taking care of the ball will be huge if the Warriors want to keep their championship hopes alive. Golden State shot 41 percent and committed 21 turnovers that led to 18 Thunder points in Game 4. Stephen Curry was just 6-for-20 and missed eight of his 10 three-point attempts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Golden State Warriors opened as -7.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 221 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 116-107 result in favor of the Thunder. 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

The Golden State Warriors sit at 82-14 (51-42-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Oklahoma City Thunder are currently 66-31 (46-48-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Golden State is 51-44-1 OU and Oklahoma City is 46-51 OU. This season the Golden State Warriors are 82-14 overall and 51-42-3 ATS against the number, while the Oklahoma City Thunder are 66-31 and 46-48-3 ATS. As for the totals, Golden State is 51-44-1 on the OU, and Oklahoma City is 46-51. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Golden State vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Golden State Warriors at No. 1 and the Oklahoma City Thunder at No. 2 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Golden State's No. 1-ranked offense averaging 114.41 PPG, against a Oklahoma City Thunder defense that ranks No. 14 at 102.44 PPG. The Golden State Warriors field goal percentage has averaged 48.48% so far, more than the Oklahoma City Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 47.4% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games
  • Oklahoma City is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Golden State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Golden State is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
  • Golden State is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • Golden State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City home to Golden State, Saturday, May 28th

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