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Jan 21, 8:00 PM | Prudential Center

Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Jersey Nets Odds


Oklahoma City pays a visit to New Jersey on Saturday, hoping to send the Nets to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Prudential Center.

The Nets bring a 4-11 record (7-8 ATS) to the battle against the 12-3 Thunder, who are 8-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Jersey go 9-6 so far and the Thunder go 6-9.

View Oklahoma City vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Nets in this one will find them as 8-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 202.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nets sit at No. 29 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Thunder are at No. 7 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Thunder will win this game 102-89.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 20-ranked offense (92.5 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 20 at 95.7 PPG. The Nets have averaged 41.8% 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. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.4 points per game. New Jersey, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 105-102 loser as they battled the Wizards on the road. The Thunder failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point favorite, while 207 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Oklahoma City got 36 points from Russell Westbrook en route to a 105-102 loss at the hands of Oklahoma City on Wednesday at Verizon Center.

New Jersey was a 107-100 winner in its last match at home against the Warriors. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 207 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Deron Williams scored 24 points and chipped in with 10 assists for New Jersey on Wednesday, leading the Nets to a 107-100 victory over Golden State at Prudential Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 2-8
After playing Golden State are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Thunder at Nets trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Jersey's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 9 games when playing Oklahoma City
New Jersey is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to Detroit, Monday, January 23
New Jersey home to Charlotte, Sunday, January 22