Kevin Durant is back in the fold for the Thunder after missing a handful of games due to a hamstring injury, and he’ll hope to bring a bit of consistency to a 9-6 Thunder team who’s looking for three wins in a row. OKC will welcome the 3-11 Nets to town in a game that opened with a -12.5 spread.
Analyzing the double digit spread, it’s worth noting that the Thunder have a penchant for blowouts as five of their nine wins have come by 17 points or more, with four of those wins being by 21 or more. Meanwhile, the Nets have been beaten by 14 or more points four times.
The Thunder have gone 6-4 SU and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 vs the Nets, but Brooklyn is a much different team this season. Only the winless 76ers are below them in the Eastern Conference standings.
OKC has struggled to cover spreads recently, going 1-5 ATS in their last six games. Nets backers, however, might actually have something small to rejoice about, as they’ve managed to go 6-1 ATS in their last seven games, with their three SU wins also coming during that span.
Durant has been strong playing on one day’s rest this season, scoring 27.3 points in four games after having a day off.