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Warriors face Thunder: NBA odds preview

Golden State WarriorsOklahoma City Thunder
Nov 18, 7:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

5-4TEAM RECORD7-3

Chesapeake Energy Arena features an NBA battle between the host Oklahoma City Thunder and the visiting Golden State Warriors in betting action on Sunday.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Thunder currently sports a record of 7-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-4-1 ATS. The Warriors are 5-4 and 5-3-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Thunder post a 3-6-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Warriors have gone 5-4 against the number.

View Golden State vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened this morning as 9-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 197.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Thunder at No. 18 and the Warriors at No. 14 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 103-96 result in favor of the Thunder.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 8-ranked offense (100 PPG) against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 19 at 98.1 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 48% from the field per game, more than the Warriors have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).

Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 97.6 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

Golden State won its last outing, a 106-98 result against the Timberwolves on November 16. The Warriors covered in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 204 combined points took the game OVER the total. David Lee scored 18 points leading the Warriors to a 106-98 victory over Minnesota at Target Center on Friday.

Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 110-95 winner as they battled the Hornets on the road. The Thunder covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 205 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kevin Durant went off for 27 points and added 9 rebounds leading Oklahoma City over New Orleans, 110-95, on Friday at New Orleans Arena.

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Dallas are 1-9
After playing Minnesota are 2-8
After a win are 1-9

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 10-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Warriors at Thunder trends to consider:
Golden State is 7-1-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Golden State's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State's last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City
Golden State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Golden State
Oklahoma City is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next up:
Golden State at Dallas, Monday, November 19
Oklahoma City home to LA Clippers, Wednesday, November 21