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Thunder face Nets: NBA odds preview

Oklahoma City ThunderBrooklyn Nets
Dec 4, 7:30 PM | Barclays Center

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Brooklyn Nets Odds


Barclays Center will feature Nets vs. Thunder action on Tuesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Nets sport records of 11-5 and 10-5-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Thunder sit at 14-4 and 11-5-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-11 for the Nets and 8-9-1 for the Thunder. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Thunder before tip-off in this one found them as 4-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 195 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Nets and the No. 2-ranked Thunder, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 107-101 result in favor of the Thunder.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Brooklyn's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 95.3 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 10 at 95.3 PPG. The Nets field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 48.6% per game.

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 94 points per game. Brooklyn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 100-79 winner as they battled the Hornets on the road. The Thunder covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite, while 179 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Thunder blew out New Orleans on Saturday, running up the score in a 100-79 win at New Orleans Arena.

Brooklyn lost its last outing, a 102-89 result against the Heat on December 1. The Nets failed to cover in that game as an 8-point underdog, while the 191 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Nets endured a 102-89 loss at the hands of the Heat on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Andray Blatche at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 8-2
After playing New Orleans are 10-0
After a win are 8-2

Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Thunder at Nets 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 Brooklyn
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 5 games
Brooklyn is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Brooklyn is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to LA Lakers, Friday, December 7
Brooklyn home to Golden State, Friday, December 7