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Wizards home to Thunder in NBA betting action

Oklahoma City ThunderWashington Wizards
Jan 18, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Washington Wizards Odds


The NBA betting slate features a clash between Washington and Oklahoma City on Wednesday, with the host Wizards trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Wizards are 1-12 so far on the season, and 3-10 ATS vs. the number. The Thunder, meanwhile, are 12-2 and 8-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 4-9 and the Thunder go 5-9 on the totals.

View Oklahoma City vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Thunder before tip-off in this one will find them as 10.5-point favorites, while the total sits at 197.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wizards at No. 30 and the Thunder at No. 7 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 100-83 result in favor of the Thunder.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 28-ranked offense (86.2 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 16 at 95.1 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 41% from the field per game, less than the Thunder have managed so far this season (46.8% on average).

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 94 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 97-88 winner on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Thunder got a 28-point performance from Kevin Durant as Oklahoma City ran past Boston 97-88 on Monday at TD Garden.

Washington lost its last outing, a 114-106 result against the Rockets on January 16. The Wizards failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 220 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Wizards got a terrific 38-point performance from John Wall but Houston handed them a 114-106 defeat on Monday at Verizon Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 5-5
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 2-8
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

A few Thunder at Wizards trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City at New Jersey, Saturday, January 21
Washington home to Denver, Friday, January 20