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Golden State WarriorsOklahoma City Thunder
Feb 17, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

11-15TEAM RECORD22-7

The Thunder will be trying to slam the Warriors on Friday when the teams tip off at Chesapeake Energy Arena in NBA betting action.

The Warriors will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 12-14 ATS against the number this season, while the Thunder are 16-13 ATS. Golden State is 13-12-1 on the totals; Oklahoma City is 14-15.

View Golden State vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Thunder in this one, they're listed as 10.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 210 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Thunder, currently No. 11 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Warriors, who rate No. 22 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 104-98 victory for the Thunder.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 101.3 PPG, against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 28 at 100.2 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 47.3% so far, more than the Warriors shooters have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.

Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 102.2 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Golden State, they were a 93-91 loser as they battled the Trail Blazers at home. The Warriors failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 184 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. David Lee scored 29 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 93-91 against Portland in NBA action at Oracle Arena.

Oklahoma City lost its last outing, a 96-95 result against the Rockets on February 15. The Thunder failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 191 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Kevin Durant chucked in 33 points for Oklahoma City on Wednesday, but they still came up short in losing 96-95 at Toyota Center.

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Memphis are 1-9
After playing Portland are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Denver are 4-6
After playing Houston are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Warriors at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Golden State's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games
Golden State is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games when playing Golden State
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Golden State

Next up:
Golden State at Memphis, Saturday, February 18
Oklahoma City home to Denver, Sunday, February 19

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