Get your Photoshop open and your crying Jordan memes ready – Kevin Durant is heading back to Oklahoma City for a visit with Russell Westbrook and the Thunder. OKC will be rested up for the highly publicized affair but the Warriors will be playing their second game in as many days. That hasn’t seemed to affect their performance in the win column, as they’re 8-1 in their last nine on the second half of a back-to-back, but it has affected their success at the betting window as Golden State is just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games in that category.
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- The Thunder are 8-1 SU and ATS in their last 9 games at home.
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Warriors’ last 9 games against teams in the Northwest.
- The Warriors are 3-13 SU in their last 16 games on the road against the Thunder.
There will be plenty of motivation on both sides of the ball for this one. Russell Westbrook is out to prove to the world that he doesn’t need Kevin Durant – or anyone else for that matter – to get it done, while KD and the Warriors are in the midst of a tight race with the Spurs and Rockets in their search for Western Conference supremacy.
The first two matchups between these teams since the pivotal decision by KD both resulted in lopsided victories for the Warriors but tonight’s game is a different story. OKC has been absolutely rolling at home and is coming off a massive nine-point win over the East-leading Cleveland Cavaliers.
If nothing else, this game will be entertaining as hell and will almost definitely create enough Twitter fodder to hold us over for a few weeks. Personally, I can’t wait.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sports bettors looking to pick the Oklahoma City Thunder as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 7-point underdogs on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 227.5 for Saturday at shops such as MyBookie.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 116-110 result in favor of the Warriors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Oklahoma City battles the Golden State Warriors, currently with a 45-8 mark (26-25-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 23-29-2 for the Oklahoma City Thunder and 23-30 for the Golden State Warriors. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs Golden State injuries news.
According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark, it’s the No. 13-rated Oklahoma City Thunder and the No. 1-rated Warriors in this NBA basketball matchup.
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden State Warriors rank No. 6 in the league with 44.96 per game. That compares with Oklahoma City’s No. 3 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oklahoma City is the NBA’s No. 25-ranked team at 8.37 per game, while the Golden State Warriors rate No. 3 with 12.32 per contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Klay Thompson went off for 36 points and added 1 rebounds leading Golden State to a 122-107 win over Memphis on Friday at FedExForum.
Russell Westbrook scored 29 points and chipped in with 29 rebounds for Oklahoma City on Thursday, leading the Thunder to a 118-109 victory over Cleveland at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
- Golden State is 10-3-1 ATS in its last 14 games
- Golden State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Golden State’s last 13 games
- Golden State is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games on the road
- Oklahoma City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Oklahoma City is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
- Oklahoma City is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Golden State at Denver, Monday, February 13th
Oklahoma City at Washington, Monday, February 13th