Thunder visit Warriors in NBA clash
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Oklahoma City when they hit take on the Warriors on Thursday in pro hoops betting action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Warriors currently sports a record of 45-33, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 39-37-2 ATS. The Thunder are 57-21 and 46-29-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Warriors post a 43-34-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Thunder have gone 35-40-3 against the number.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Thunder listed as 4-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 208.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Warriors at No. 7 and the Thunder at No. 1 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 110-102 result in favor of the Thunder.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Golden State's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 100.9 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 11 at 96.6 PPG. The Warriors field goal percentage has averaged 45.7% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 48.1% per game.
Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, giving up 97.7 points per game. Golden State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.
Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 90-80 result against the Jazz on April 9. The Thunder covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 170 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Utah was scorched by Russell Westbrook for 25 points as the Thunder defated the Jazz 90-80 in NBA action on Tuesday.
The Warriors were a 105-89 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Timberwolves. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (194) made winners of UNDER bettors. Golden State got 30 points from Klay Thompson en route to a 105-89 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Portland are 6-4
After playing Utah are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
A few Thunder at Warriors trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oklahoma City's last 11 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Golden State's last 11 games
Golden State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Oklahoma City at Portland, Friday, April 12
Golden State at LA Lakers, Friday, April 12