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Thunder to play host to the Warriors

The Oklahoma City Thunder are 6-1-1 ATS in their past eight games against the Golden State Warriors as those teams return from their Thanksgiving break and battle on Friday night.

The Thunder fell 116-115 on the road against the Warriors in their first meeting of the season back on November 14, but Oklahoma City managed to cover the 5-point spread in that contest. The OVER was a winner for totals bettors that day.

Oklahoma City battles the Warriors, currently with a 9-7 mark (7-7-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 7-6 for the Thunder and 6-10 for the Warriors. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Warriors before tip-off in this one found them as 7-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 203 at TopBet.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Thunder rated this week at No. 3 and the Warriors sitting at No. 5. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 97-96 result in favor of the Thunder today.

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Last time out for Golden State, they were a 103-99 loser as they battled the Mavericks on the road. The Warriors covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 202 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Warriors wasted a 29-point performance from Stephen Curry as Dallas ran past them 103-99 on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.

In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 94-88 winner at home against the Spurs. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (182) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Thunder got a 24-point performance from Kevin Durant, who added 13 rebounds as Oklahoma City ran past San Antonio 94-88 on Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 1-rated squad against Golden State's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 23 in the league with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 9.94 per outing.

A few Warriors at Thunder trends to consider:
Golden State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Golden State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Golden State's last 7 games
Golden State is 12-4-1 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Golden State at Sacramento, Sunday, December 1st
Oklahoma City home to Minnesota, Sunday, December 1st

 

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