It’s a pretty full NBA calendar this coming weekend, which means you will have plenty of different games to watch and wager on during that time. There are a ton of great match-ups on tap, but perhaps none as mouth-watering as the one that sees the Oklahoma City Thunder face the Golden State Warriors. If you want to wager on what could perfectly be a preview of the NBA West Conference Finals make sure to stroll by our NBA odds page.
How to bet Oklahoma City Thunder Vs Golden State Warriors TV, Stream and Game Info
When: Saturday, February 6, 9 PM EST
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
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There is a very strong case to be made for both of these teams, and it may well end up coming down to a coin toss for many. Since these two certainly know how to put points on the board, the game total is another betting option that is likely going to see a lot of action. MyBookie.ag will have the full odds and lines for this game up on the NBA betting page as soon as they become available.
Why bet on the Oklahoma City Thunder
It may come as a surprise to learn that the Golden State Warriors have not been the best team in the NBA over the last 10 games. That distinction actually goes to the Thunder (37-13), who have been a very impressive 9-1 during that stretch. OKC have won 5 of their last 6 road games, and have a 14-8 record overall away from home this season. Perhaps their best stat this year has been how well they have played against conference opponents, as they have put together a rather formidable 25-4 record in those games. They also have an 11-9 record against teams with a winning record this season, although this will be the first time that they have faced the Warriors in the current season. The Thunder are averaging 109.5 PPG, and are giving up 101.4 PPG.
Why bet on the Golden State Warriors
This is a team that is on pace to make history this season, as they have the chance to compile the best single-season record ever. There are a lot of tough games for the Warriors (44-4) before that happens, and perhaps none tougher than this one. They do have the benefit of home court advantage for this game, and they have ridden that horse to a 22-0 record this season. The Warriors are 8-2 in their last 10 games, and are maintaining a pace that most people believed would be impossible through this stage of the season. The Warriors can play with and beat the best, and they are 19-2 versus teams with a winning record this year. The Warriors are averaging 115.0 PPG, and are giving up 102.3 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
If you are planning on tuning into this game, I suggest you may want to strap in, as this could be a shootout for the ages. The edge has to go to the Warriors on home court, and I think they will outlast the Thunder coming down the stretch.
Oklahoma City Thunder 104 Golden State Warriors 111