The new Golden State Warriors-Oklahoma City Thunder rivalry won’t have the same look to it on Monday due to a season-ending knee injury to Kevin Durant, but you can expect plenty of bad blood when the squads collide in OKC tonight. Oddsmakers initially set the Thunder as 4-point home underdogs with a total of 219.5.
– Shark Bites
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Thunder’s last 14 games at home.
- The Warriors are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games on the road.
- The Thunder are 4-0 SU and ATS in their last four games with one day off between games.
Golden State took a few weeks to learn how to play without Durant, but they’re rolling right now ahead of this one. Durant’s decision to depart Oklahoma City for California in the offseason changed the landscape of the NBA, but the Thunder haven’t been putting up much of a fight vs their Bay Area counterparts. The Warriors have won each of the first three meetings with the Thunder this season by double-digits.
Oklahoma City is in a dogfight with the Los Angeles Clippers for the fifth spot in the Western Conference and sits a half-game back as both teams are tied in the loss column. Russell Westbrook’s streak of four-straight triple-doubles came to an end when he was held to 28 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in the Thunder’s 110-94 win over Sacramento on Saturday.
The UNDER has been cashing when the Western Conference foes have collided lately, evidenced by four of the last five between the squads going below the total.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Oklahoma City Thunder installed as 4-point underdogs in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 219.5.
Odds – Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 2-0 win for the Thunder on Monday. 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
The Oklahoma City Thunder currently sport a record of 40-29, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 39-30 ATS. The Golden State Warriors are 55-14 and 31-36-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Thunder post a 31-33-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Warriors have gone 27-42 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs Golden State injuries news.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Oklahoma City Thunder rated this week at No. 7 and the Golden State Warriors sitting at No. 4.
Offensively the game matches up Oklahoma City’s No. 11-ranked offense (106.87 PPG) against a Golden State Warriors defense that ranks No. 13 at 104.9 PPG. The Oklahoma City Thunder have averaged 45.37% from the field per game, less than the Golden State Warriors have managed so far this NBA season (49.26% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The battle between the Warriors and Bucks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Milwaukee was handed a 117-92 defeat on Saturday at Oracle Arena.
Russell Westbrook scored 28 points and chipped in with 10 assists for Oklahoma City on Saturday, leading the Thunder to a 110-94 victory over Sacramento at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
- Golden State is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
- Golden State is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State’s last 5 games
- Golden State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
- Oklahoma City is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Oklahoma City is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
- Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Golden State at Dallas, Tuesday, March 21st
Oklahoma City home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 22nd