Bet on the Golden State vs OKC Western Conference Bout

Posted by Henry Watkins on February 26, 2016 in

With still around 20 games left in the season for each team in the NBA, there are still an awful lot of questions waiting to be answered. One that already seems to be well and truly answered concerns who will finish as the top seed in the Western Conference. The Golden State Warriors have been a near unstoppable force in the West, and are still on pace to register the best single season record in NBA history. That is a discussion that is probably best saved for a little later in the year, but for now, the Warriors have to continue winning in order to keep their distance over the brilliant San Antonio Spurs. Golden State will have one of their toughest challenges in a while when they have to travel to OKC to face the #3 ranked Thunder this weekend in a NBA betting odds bout that has all the makings of conference finals preview. If you haven’t already, make sure you free up some time to watch this on national TV on Saturday night.

How To Bet The Golden State Vs Oklahoma City, NCAAB Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Saturday, February 27, 8:30 PM EST
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, OKC
Live Stream: ABC Go

Why bet on the Golden State Warriors

The Warriors (52-5) are most definitely not a one-man team, but you would certainly be excused for believing that if you had watched their last 3 games. Reigning league MVP Stephen Curry showed why he is almost certainly a shoe-in to repeat this year. He started out by draining 42 points in a 118-112 win over Miami, and then followed that up with 51 points in a 130-114 win over the Orlando Magic. Curry is on fire, but he is allowed to play that way because of a ridiculously good supporting cast. This team is set to make history this year, and when playoff time rolls around, you have to wonder of anyone can stop them in a best of 7 series. The Warriors are averaging 115.3 PPG, and are giving up 103.9 PPG.

Why bet on the Oklahoma City Thunder

One of the few teams that might be in with a shot at slowing down the Warriors are the Oklahoma City Thunder (41-17). They have an offense that can go head to head with what Golden State bring to the table, with a shootout almost guaranteed when these two teams butt heads. The Thunder lost their earlier meeting versus the Warriors 116-108, but that one came in Oakland where the home team have not dropped a game all season long. The Thunder are a very healthy 25-7 at home, and are going to be tough for any team to take out. They have lost 3 of their last 4 games, though, and will need to play better in this one if they don’t want to get crushed by the Warriors. OKC are averaging 109.8 PPG, and are giving up 102.5 PPG.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This is certainly going to be one of the tougher games on the remaining schedule for the Warriors, but they may just be getting OKC at the right time. The Thunder have not been very good of late, and another lackluster performance will see them comfortably swept aside.

Golden State Warriors 111 Oklahoma City Thunder 105