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Thunder vs Warriors Betting Matchup Report

Golden State WarriorsOklahoma City Thunder
25-15January 17, 2014, 09:30 | Chesapeake Energy Arena29-10

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Warriors travelling to Oklahoma City Friday to face the Thunder on Friday.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Thunder currently sport a record of 29-10, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 21-18 ATS. The Warriors are 25-15 and 18-20-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Thunder post a 19-20 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Warriors have gone 18-22 against the number.

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 2.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 207.5 at TopBet.

The Thunder sit at No. 2 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Warriors are at No. 5 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Thunder will win this game 100-98.

In their last action, Golden State was a 123-116 loser at home against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (239) was profitable news for OVER bettors. David Lee poured in 28 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds in a losing cause for Golden State on Wednesday, as the Nuggets rolled to a 123-116 victory over Golden State at Oracle Arena.

Oklahoma City was a 104-92 winner in its last match on the road against the Rockets. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 196 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kevin Durant poured in 36 points for Oklahoma City on Thursday, as they defeated Houston 104-92 at Toyota Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 6-ranked offense (104.72 PPG) against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 11 at 98.97 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 46.35% from the field per game, more than the Warriors have managed so far this season (46.27% on average).

Next up:
Golden State at Charlotte, Saturday, January 18th
Oklahoma City home to Sacramento, Sunday, January 19th