Free NBA Pick: Thunder vs Nets NBA Odds
Looking for Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Thunder taking on the Nets on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(37-29) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets (12-53)
Date: Tuesday, March 14
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center – Brooklyn, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: BKN +6
NBA Betting Total: 225
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Tuesday NBA features two teams facing off that have very different goals at this point in the season.
Brooklyn is looking to win any game possible to avoid further embarrasment, while the Thunder are looking to win wnough games to keep them out of harms way in Round 1 of the playoffs.
*All statistics, standings, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 9:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 13, 2017.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder are a near lock to make the postseason.
There are plenty of people out there who didn’t believe that would be possible when Kevin Durant left in free agency for the Golden State Warriors, but here we are with one month left in the 2016-17 season and Russell Westbrook has been a man possessed, motivated to prove doubters wrong.
The catch here is that playoff positioning is still very much up in the air. Although it looks like a virtual impossibility for the Thunder to fall to the eighth seed, No. 7 is still a very real possibility.
That means that while avoiding the Durant-led Warriors in Round 1 seems likely, a date with the San Antonio Spurs is around the corner if OKC doesn’t keep winning.
That makes a game like this against Brooklyn all the more important. Typically at this point in the season you might find a group like OKC overlooking the Nets.
After all, this team has the Toronto Raptors just two days later and Warriors at home next Monday.
But the Thunder don’t have the luxury of forgetting about its current opponent if it hopes to avoid a bottom-two playoff seed.
As focused in as OKC should be in this one, Brooklyn has something to look forward to.
The Thunder rarely focus on defense, even when they are driven and motivated.
This Brooklyn team isn’t very good overall, but it can take advantage of bad defenses with pace. Easy transition buckets are the name of the game for this squad.
If OKC slows the game down and forces the Nets into halfcourt sets, Brooklyn could be in even more trouble than it already is. But “slow it down” doesn’t appear to be in Westbrook’s dictionary.
The Nets should be able to score plenty of points, even if OKC is on top of its offensive game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Thunder are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- Thunder are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Prediction:
There’s no denying that the Thunder are a far better team than the Nets are this point in the season. No, they don’t have Kevin Durant, and yes, they do rely on Russell Westbrook to do literally everything.
But OKC is a playoff team this season, while the Nets are simply trying not to embarrass themselves on a nightly basis.
Here’s the catch: This one should still be a victory against the spread for Brooklyn.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Brooklyn ATS
As much better as OKC is than Brooklyn, there are two major factors at play here. For starters, Brooklyn knows how to score points. It doesn’t do it efficiently, but it gets the job done as far as PPG are concerned.
The other factor is the Thunder’s defense. This squad has trouble when it comes to slowing down high-octane offenses.
Put those two things together, and you have plenty of reason to believe this game will be decided by six points or fewer.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder 113 – Brooklyn Nets 108
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