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(13-4) Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (7-9)
Date: Wednesday November 22
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -6
NBA Betting Total: 224
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The young NBA season has had a small handful of marquee matchups already, but this one may be the one most casual fans and avid fanatics alike have been looking forward to the most.
Now a full year removed from leaving the Thunder for the Warriors, Durant is set to make another return to OKC. Only this time, it comes on the heels of an interview in which he said some unsavory things about his detractors (although it should be noted he also had some good things to say about Oklahoma City as a whole).
This one is going to be an emotional game, and that favors the hometown Thunder. But OKC will need more than emotions to take down a team that is on pace to have the greatest offense in NBA history.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have plenty to play for in this one, but it’s more about pride than actual early-season impact.
They’re easily the best team in the Western Conference, and unless you think the (streaking hot) Boston Celtics are a legitimate threat, they’re the top team in the entire Association.
Which all equates to the Dubs needing to get this one so Durant can walk out of his old arena with his head held high.
Against the Thunder, Golden State should feel fine letting Russell Westbrook go for a triple double. And that applies even if the superstar point guard goes for 30-35 points.
It’s the two other stars who have provided both a lift and a lack of energy this season.
The Warriors should hone in on Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, as containing them will put OKC right back where it was a year ago—watching Westbrook do his thing without a ton of contributions elsewhere.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Although it goes without saying based on the above section, the Thunder desperately need this game to be more than just the Russell Westbrook show.
If Paul George and Carmelo Anthony are not only putting up offensive numbers but doing it efficiently, OKC’s going to have a real shot here. If they don’t—or put up numbers shooting sub-40 percent—it’s going to be a problem.
Defensively, OKC needs to rattle either Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant. You’d think Durant might be the easier of the two because this is an emotional game for him, but in three matchups between these two teams last season, Durant averaged 37.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and shot a ridiculous 62.5 percent from the three-point line.
Expect the Thunder to come out and trap Curry and force him into uncomfortable situations.
Whether or not that proves to be enough will be the thing to keep an eye on, but that should be the plan of attack.
NBA Betting Trends:
- GS are 39-14-3 ATS in their last 56 Wed. games
- OKC are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Wed. games.
- OKC are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Pacific
- Home team is 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings
Free Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
The home team has a significant edge as far as historical ATS goes. But the only history that matters in this one comes down to that between KD and his former franchise.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Warriors -6
The Warriors should get this win, and despite the road disadvantage, it should be by double digits.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Golden State Warriors 120 – Oklahoma City Thunder 104
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