Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder Free Pick - Betting Odds

Date: 
March 20, 8:05 PM EDT
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Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Golden State -2.5
Total: 
222

The Golden State Warriors will travel to the Oklahoma City Thunder in a high-octane Western Conference contest at the Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:05 PM ET and set to be aired on Sportsnet. The Warriors have won the last six meetings between both parties. The most recent encounter on February 11th resulted in the Warriors spanking the Thunder 130-114.

Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder Overview

The Warriors are finally back on track, winning their last three games after embarking on a rare three-game skid. Overall, the Warriors have played .500 basketball in their last ten fixtures which is considered astounding with regards to their overall dominance of this league dating back to the 2015 Playoffs. However, in their last two victories the average Golden State margin of victory has been 27.5 points. The Thunder have won their last five in a row and have knocked off some quality teams in doing so, including Toronto, Utah and San Antonio. Two of these results were fostered at the Chesapeake.

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Golden State at Oklahoma City Key Betting Trends

  • The Warriors come in with a sparkling 55-14 SU record while posting a 30-37 mark against the spread overall.
  • As we have stated previously, the Warriors are most prone to being overvalued by virtue of their status as the elite basketball team in all the league.
  • The Thunder enter this contest 40-29 SU while posting a similar 39-29 mark against the spread.

Public Money Consensus

So far we have seen early action pour in on the Thunder with the points as some markets have dropped by 1.5 points as a result. Contrarily, 75% of the consensus like the Warriors in this spot. In this market, Golden State comes in with less juice at -105 compared to the Thunder are priced at -115. On the Money Line, the Warriors come in as a -130 road favorite compared to the Thunder who sit as a +110 home pup. In Over/Under markets, the number has remained idle at 222, indicating little action on either the Over or Under.

Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction

The stock in Oklahoma City continues to rise with each win they acquire. Be that this team is playing at an exceptional level with respect to their current streak, the Thunder are a sexy choice at home against the Western Conference’s defending champs. However, in the rare instance the overreaction on the Thunder affords the opportunity to step in on Golden State at a reduced price. The Warriors have had the blueprint to beat this basketball team whether it be home or away; regular season or post-season. The fact the Warriors were able to hang 130 points on the Thunder on their own court earlier this season suggests Golden State has tremendous value here as a short-priced favorite. Golden State owns the best scoring offense in the league along with the highest field goal percentage. They are also ranked third in shooting the three. Additionally, Golden State are also the best in reducing opponent proficiency whether it be field goals at large or specifically from behind the arc. While Oklahoma City is stronger on the glass, Golden State can hurt them in too many ways from a variety of approaches. We are getting the better team here with very little lumber to lay.

Free Pick: 
Take Golden State -2.5

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