Free NBA Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors
Thursday, Nov. 14, 10:30 p.m. (ET)
NBA Betting Odds: VietBet
Pointspread: Golden State -4.5
Total Line: 207.5
The Thunder will continue their quick two-game West Coast swing after falling to the Los Angeles Clippers 111-103 on Wednesday night as 4.5-point road underdogs. It was just their second straight-up loss in their first seven games, but they have been costly to wager on at 2-5 against the spread. The total went OVER the 209.5-point line against Los Angeles and it has now gone OVER in five of seven games.
As expected, Oklahoma City remains one of the highest scoring teams in the NBA with an average of 102.9 points a game, but defensively it is ranked 23rd in the league in points allowed; giving-up an average of 101.9 points to its opponents. Kevin Durant continues lead the way with 30.6 points a game with Russell Westbrook chipping-in another 19 points. As a whole, the Thunder are shooting 44.1 percent from the field but just 28.4 percent from three-point range.
Golden State comes into this game with a record of 5-3 SU (5-2-1 ATS) after knocking off Detroit 113-95 this past Tuesday as a nine-point home favorite. The total went OVER the 204.5-point line after staying UNDER in four of its previous five games. The Warriors are a perfect 3-0 SU at home this season and 2-0-1 ATS. The total has gone OVER in two of the three games.
Stephen Curry leads the team in scoring with 20 points a game with Klay Thompson adding 19.6 points and David Lee posting another 18 points to form one of the top scoring trios in the league. The team as a whole is ranked seventh in the NBA in points per game with 103.9 and it is shooting 49.3 percent from the floor and an impressive 43.7 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, the Warriors are allowing an average of 96.1 points a game, which is ranked eighth in the NBA.
Free NBA Pick
While it is hard to see Oklahoma City dropping two games in a row, it will be playing a back-to-back road game against a team that is hard to beat at home. Look for the Warriors’ defense to be the difference as they hold off the Thunder to get the win, but the free NBA pick is Oklahoma City covering with the 4.5 points.
Golden State 101 Oklahoma City 98
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