Warriors vs Thunder: NBA betting
The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five games in a row against the Golden State Warriors as those Western Conference teams meet on the hardwood in an NBA betting matchup on Wednesday night.
The Thunder are 5-0 SU and 3-1-1 ATS over their past five games against the Warriors, including a 119-109 Oklahoma City victory as a 10-point home favorite in their first meeting of the season on November 18. That was an OVER result for NBA totals bettors.
This season the Warriors are 25-15 overall and 23-15-2 ATS against the number, while the Thunder are 33-9 and 24-15-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Golden State is 24-16 on the OU, and Oklahoma City is 21-19-2.
The visitors opened this morning as 3-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 207.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Warriors - Thunder odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power ranks. Golden State is rated No. 5 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Thunder sit at No. 2. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 110-102 win for the Thunder.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Golden State's No. 4-rated squad against Oklahoma City's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Golden State rates No. 8 in the league with 7.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 7.7 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Thunder own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 97.8 points per game when playing on the road. Golden State, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 109-97 winner as they battled the Clippers on the road. The Thunder covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 206 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Thunder got a 32-point performance from Kevin Durant as Oklahoma City handed Los Angeles a 109-97 defeat on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.
Golden State won its last outing, a 106-99 result against the Clippers on January 21. The Warriors covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 205 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Clippers were burned for 28 points by Stephen Curry on Monday as the Warriors picked up a 106-99 win at Oracle Arena.
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 0-10
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Thunder at Warriors trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Golden State
Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
Golden State is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Golden State's last 8 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games
Oklahoma City at Sacramento, Friday, January 25
Golden State at Chicago, Friday, January 25