The Washington Wizards have played terrible this season against teams with a losing record. They should have little trouble getting amped up for their only visit of the season Thursday night to Oklahoma City. It’s an All-Star point guard matchup between John Wall and Russell Westbrook. The Thunder are NBA betting favorites. Be sure to check our online sportsbook for more NBA odds & lines.
Washington at Oklahoma City NBA Betting Pick & Game InfoWhen: Thursday, 8 PM ETWhere: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma CityTV: TNTStream: NBA League PassRadio: 1500 AM (Washington) / WWLS-The Sports Animal 98.1 FM (Oklahoma City)Opening NBA Betting Odds: Thunder -5.5 (213.5)
Season SeriesIt’s the first meeting and they play again next Tuesday in D.C. The five-day turnaround is the quickest Washington has with a Western Conference team this season. The teams split last year, each winning at home. Washington’s 120-98 victory was its largest margin of victory against a Western Conference team since a 119-89 win over the Denver Nuggets on Dec. 5, 2014. But the Wizards haven’t won a road game in the series since March 26, 2006 – 104-99, when the team was the Seattle Supersonics.Wizards Coach Scott Brooks was the head coach of the Thunder for seven seasons (2008-15), carrying a 545-338 record in Oklahoma City. Kevin Durant was upset the Thunder fired Brooks. Many thought the Wizards hired him in hopes Durant would sign as a free agent with his hometown team, but he never even considered Washington before going to Golden State.Three All-Stars will be in this game: Washington’s John Wall and Bradley Beal and OKC’s Russell Westbrook.
Latest NBA Betting Trends
- Washington is 1-8 ATS in the last 9 games
- Washington is 3-6 SU in the last 9 games on the road
- The total went OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 7 games
- Oklahoma City is 1-5 ATS in the last 6 games at home
- Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 6 games