Can Golden State cover the NBA Spread Against Oklahoma City?

Can Golden State cover the NBA Spread Against Oklahoma City?

Written by on February 6, 2018

There are some rivalries in the NBA, such as the one between the Lakers and Celtics, that stretch back decades, and then there are some that are still fresh, albeit still very heated. The spark that ignited this particular flame was Kevin Durant being traded from OKC to Golden State, which in turn led to a bit of a war of words with Russell Westbrook, who felt a little slighted at Durant’s decision to move on. This parting has led to some animosity between the two players, and that has spilled over onto the court, where things seem to get a little heated when these two hooks up. It certainly doesn’t help that the Warriors have gone on to win a championship with Durant on board, while the Thunder have sunk to the middle of the playoff pack without him, which is why Golden State dominates the NBA spread for their contest on Tuesday night.The Warriors are once again leading the way in the Western Conference, while the Thunder are in the #5 spot. If it’s fireworks and scoring that you are after, this may be the NBA betting action you’re looking for.

Thunder vs. Warriors NBA Spread, Expert Analysis & Pick

  • When: Tuesday, February 6 at 10:30 PM EST
  • Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland
  • TV: TNT
  • Radio: 930 AM (Oklahoma City) / 95.7 FM (Golden State)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Spread: Golden State Warriors -9.5 (Over/Under at 230.5 points)

Team Records

  • All: Oklahoma City Thunder 30-24 / Golden State Warriors 41-12
  • Home: Oklahoma City Thunder 19-9 / Golden State Warriors 19-6
  • Away: Oklahoma City Thunder 11-15 / Golden State Warriors 22-6
  • ATS: Oklahoma City Thunder 22-32 / Golden State Warriors 23-29-1
  • Over/Under: Oklahoma City Thunder 24-30 / Golden State Warriors 27-25-1

NBA ODDS – FINALS POSSIBLE MATCHUP

Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Golden State Warriors lead 7-3
  • Score: Oklahoma City Thunder 106.40 / Golden State Warriors 109.80
  • Field Goal Percentage: Oklahoma City Thunder 46.25 / Golden State Warriors 43.53
  • Rebounds: Oklahoma City Thunder 43.00 / Golden State Warriors 45.90
  • 3 Point Shots: Oklahoma City Thunder 128-314 / Golden State Warriors 76-256
  • Steals: Oklahoma City Thunder 9.70 / Golden State Warriors 9.30

Why bet on the Oklahoma City Thunder?

The first goal for the Thunder this season is to get back into the top 4 in the Western Conference, which would mean catching the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Northwest Division. The bad news here is that OKC is heading in the wrong direction, as they are coming into this one on a 4-game losing skid that has left them 3 games back of the T-Wolves in the division. The Thunder have seen their offensive output drop without Durant, but are still averaging over 106 PPG, which put them in the middle of the pack in the NBA. They are better defensively, though, sitting 6th in PPG against average at 102.8.They are also one of the few teams to have beaten Golden State this season, with that victory snapping a 7-game losing streak to the Warriors. While OKC has been great at home this season, they are 4 games below .500 on the road, making this one a bit of a tough challenge, which is why the NBA spread is not by their side.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 106.30
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.50
  • Three-Point Percentage: 34.90
  • Free Throw Percentage: 71.14
  • Total Rebounds: 44.91
Defense
  • Total Score: 102.80
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.70
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36.11
  • Free Throw Percentage: 75.62
  • Total Rebounds: 41.06

Why bet on the Golden State Warriors?

The Golden State Warriors are once again sitting on top of the Western Conference but are just two games up on the surging Houston Rockets. Coach Steve Kerr claims that his team is exhausted and in need of the All-Star Break, but they are still a very solid 7-3 in their last 10 games. Oddly enough, the Warriors have been better on the road than they have been at home this season, although a 19-6 record in their own building is far from shabby.Once again, the Warriors come in as the NBA Betting favorites against the Thunder.One thing that separates the Warriors from most other teams in the league is their ability to consistently beat the best teams that the NBA has to offer. While this may seem obvious given their postseason success in recent years, it also extends to the regular season. Golden State is an impressive 24-8 against teams with a winning record, which is one more reason why they are favorites to win this one.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 115.62
  • Field Goal Percentage: 50.92
  • Three-Point Percentage: 39.34
  • Free Throw Percentage: 81.08
  • Total Rebounds: 44.08
Defense
  • Total Score: 107.74
  • Field Goal Percentage: 44.22
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36.55
  • Free Throw Percentage: 75.89
  • Total Rebounds: 42.09

Latest NBA Betting Trends

  • Oklahoma City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oklahoma City is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City’s last 9 games
  • Golden State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Golden State is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Golden State’s last 9 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

OKC may have won the previous meeting with the Warriors this season, but let’s not forget that they had lost all 7 games against them prior to that one. I like the Warriors to win, but not to cover the NBA spread.Score: Oklahoma City Thunder 105 – Golden State Warriors 109
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