Free NBA Playoffs Pick: Warriors vs Thunder Lines
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1-1 (0-0 V) Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 1-1 (0-0 H)
Round 3: Game 3
Date: Sunday May 22
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 220
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Golden State took out some frustration on the Thunder as they pulled away in the 2nd half to even things up at 1-1 in the series.
Now, the series shifts to Oklahoma City where the Warriors look to avoid the same troubles the Spurs had.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City was a bit tentative in the 2nd half against the Warriors, which led to their dismay.
Turnovers and horrible shots allowed the Warriors to pull away, but the Thunder can’t hand their heads too much. Oklahoma City did exactly what they needed to as they split the series before coming back home.
Now holding home court is a huge key. The Thunder showed they can handle their business at home as they took Game 4 and Game 6 against the red hot Spurs.
The Thunder have been stellar as a whole at home, going 36-11 on the season.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors were a bit taken back after their Game 1 loss.
After a back and forth first half, the Warriors created some space before the first half ended. The Thunder then came out flat in the 2nd half and Golden State turned up the pressure and pulled away.
The Warriors now will look to go into a hostile environment and steal back the home court. On the season, the Warriors have gone 36-9. Their offense has been on point, as they’ve averaged 113 points per game.
Shot selection was the biggest difference here. The Warriors were jacking up three pointers in Game 1, especially in the 4th quarter when the game was close.
In Game 2, they were attacking the basket and creating open looks for themselves.
Look for that to be the same gameplan here, as Golden State looked like a completely different team in the two games.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games.
- Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
- Warriors are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Thunder are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference.
- Thunder are 31-10-2 ATS in their last 43 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
- Thunder are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
The Warriors got their momentum back and now it’s time to steal home court back.
With a low number like this, they have good value as they really switched up their gameplay and saw a lot of successful things happen.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Warriors -2.5
Golden State will look to get to the basket more often again here, as they handle their business and take a 2-1 lead.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Golden State 120 – Oklahoma City 110
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