Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets Picks

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Oklahoma City Thunder
vs.
Brooklyn Nets

Date/Time: December 4th, 10:30 pm EST

Television: NBATV

Basketball Odds from BetDSI

Point Spread: Nets -8.5

Total: 193

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets Picks
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NBA Betting Trends

Oklahoma City Thunder

  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
  • Oklahoma City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oklahoma City’s last 10 games when playing Brooklyn
  • Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Brookly

Brooklyn Nets

  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn’s last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
  • Brooklyn is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
  • Brooklyn is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Brooklyn’s last 10 games when playing Oklahoma City

 

NBA – December 4th

Two of the top teams in the NBA betting world are going to clash in the Big Apple on Tuesday night when the Brooklyn Nets play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

There hasn’t been much this year in terms of teams that have been able to contend with the Thunder. The team has just four losses this entire year, and it has rolled off five wins in a row, scoring at least 100 points in all five games. When this offense gets going, it is just impossible to stop. Right when you think you’ve got F Kevin Durant contained, here comes Russell Westbrook to drive the paint. If you stop him, it’s the kick out to G Kevin Martin that kills you. It’s just an insanely fast and insanely talented offense that even the best of defenses would struggle with. Durant is averaging 26.2 points per night, while Westbrook is at 20.7. Martin and F Serge Ibaka are also combining for over 30 points per game, and there just isn’t a four-pack of players in the league that can do as much damage as these four, especially when you consider just how solid players like G Thabo Sefolosha, C Kendrick Perkins, and the likes are.

Brooklyn is trying to establish its own level of dominance in the Eastern Conference, and it is doing a fine job this year. The squad has an 11-5 mark, and it has one of the best ATS records in the league at 10-4-2. A 7-1 home record was only screwed up by a loss to the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves. The Nets had won five straight before dropping to the Miami Heat in the second half of the Sunshine State swing three days ago. The club has been off since that point though, and it is ready and raring to go get the Thunder. Brooklyn is a bit more balanced than Oklahoma City is, as the team has nine players averaging at least 7.1 points per game. Granted, some of that is due to the fact that men like F Gerald Wallace and G MarShon Brooks have missed time due to injury. G Joe Johnson and G Deron Williams make up a fantastic backcourt, while C Brook Lopez is leading all scorers on the team at 18.5 points per game.

Prediction:

For as well as the Nets have played this year, this really feels like a situation where a veteran team is going to come on the road and just beat the snot out of a team that is still trying to establish itself as a force. It’ll also be a flexing of the muscles of the Western Conference over the clearly inferior East. Oklahoma City 105 – Brooklyn 92

Adam Markowitz

is a staff writer living in the Orlando area. He has covered NFL, MLB, college football, CFL, AFL, NBA, college basketball, NASCAR, golf, tennis, and the NHL for a number of various outlets in his career, and he has been published by a number of different media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal.