Free NBA Playoffs Pick: Thunder vs Warriors Lines
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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors
Round 3: Game 2
Date: Wednesday May 18
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
NBA Moneyline Odds:Off
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 222.5
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The Warriors were about as shocked as anybody here as they head into Game 2 trailing 1-0.
Golden State looked all out of sorts offensively and will look to certainly change their fortunes here in Game 2.
The Thunder certainly proved one thing in Game 1, they aren’t going to back down from anybody.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook took things over and as a team they got some huge stops, en route to a 1-0 series lead.
The Thunder are learning a lot about themselves as they’re beating teams that rarely lost at home here in 2016. They took two road games against the Spurs and now have the 1 under their belt against the Warriors.
Steven Adams and PF Serge Ibaka were the biggest keys to them despite Durant and Westbrook. The duo combined for 27 points and 23 rebounds as they produced everywhere.
They not only got offensive production, but they didn’t allow many 2nd chance opportunities for the Warriors and really changed a lot of shots defensively in the paint.
These two will need a similar performance here in Game 2 if the Thunder hope to steal another game.
Golden State played a game that was a tail of two halves.
They led by 13 at the break and everything they were throwing at the basket was going in for them. They capped the first half off with a vintage Steph Curry one footed 3 to go up by that margin.
However, the 2nd half was a completely different story.
In the 4th quarter, Golden State shot just 6 of 24 from the field. In that span, they were just 1 for 10 from behind the arc.
The Warriors looked all out of sorts, jacking up quick shots and not even looking for an opening. While that has worked at times this postseason for Golden State, it won’t work when they’re facing stiff competition like the Thunder.
C Andrew Bogut’s status remains unclear as he played 17 minutes despite a hip problem. He didn’t see the floor at anay point late in the game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Thunder are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Thunder are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Thunder are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
- Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Warriors are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games.
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Prediction:
Expect the public to be heavy on the Warriors here.
Despite losing Game 1, they know this Golden State team doesn’t lose games in bunches, which bodes well and sets them up here in Game 2.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OVER the number
Look for both teams to really pick up the tempo here, especially early on. Golden State won’t shoot as bad as they did in Game 1, which gives the over a nice look.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Golden State 125- Oklahoma City 114
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