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2021 NBA Handicapping
(21-46) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors (34-33)
Date: Saturday, May 8th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -14.5
NBA Betting Total: 223.5
On Saturday, May 8th the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors will meet for the third and final time this season after playing just two days ago.
Golden State will seek to get the sweep having won the first meeting on April 14th, (147-109) as well as the recent May 6th match (118-97).
Last season, the squads played three times with the Thunder sweeping the series. The Thunder holds the all-time record between the squads with 141 victories in the team’s 254 meetings.
Oklahoma City Thunder
With the other most successful tanking teams (Pistons, Wolves, Magic, Cavaliers) having to play each other down the stretch it’s helping the Oklahoma City Thunder improve their odds.
Actually other than the Rockets who’ve amassed enough losses to separate themselves from the pack the next five teams are mired in a close battle.
The Pistons and Wolves (and Rockets) currently have the other two most coveted positions (the bottom three teams get 14 percent odds to win the lottery). However, their position is tenuous with the Thunder, Cavaliers, and Magic sitting in a tie for fourth-best odds with just one extra win.
Since the Pistons and Magic will both face the Wolves something has to give as one team has to win. As for the Thunder they are back to losing and don’t care if they suffer defeats in every match especially now that they ended the 14-game losing streak.
In the initial game versus the Dubs, Lu Dort did his best to chase Steph Curry around but he needed more help from his teammates. Ty Jerome led the scoring for OKC with 23 while Darius Bazley registered 22 points and rookie Theo Maleon had 15.
Dort is listed as questionable for Saturday but not due to the prior hip injury. Rather he’s listed as questionable due to knee tendinitis
Aleksej Pokusevski (knee contusion), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (foot), and Mike Muscala (ankle) are all definitively ruled out.
Golden State Warriors
With the win in the first of these two games versus OKC the Warriors got precisely what they wanted. First and foremost the win, but none of their core got taxed too much since the Thunder are utilizing a predominant end of bench or G-League group bolstered by Lu Dort and Darius Bazley.
More importantly, they moved into the eighth seed which is the ideal of the bottom three play-in seeds — if they beat the seventh-place team it moves them up to seventh and they avoid having to be in the sudden death play-in games.
Stephen Curry dropped 34 points in 31 minutes and if not for Dort would’ve likely had 40 or 50. It marked his 18th game of the last 20 with 30 or more points.
Damion Lee (health, safety protocols), and Kelly Oubre (wrist) are out. Eric Paschall (hip) out indefinitely. Klay Thompson (Achilles) and James Wiseman (knee) are out for the season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Warriors are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Warriors are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 2-8 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Thunder are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games.
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Prediction:
The Warriors win again – it’s just a matter of by how much. If Dort doesn’t play the Dubs and Steph could blow this open early.
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