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2021 NBA Handicapping
(21-45) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors (33-33)
Date: Thursday, May 6th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -13.5
NBA Betting Total: 227
On Thursday, May 6th the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors will meet for the second time this season and play again on May 8th in the final contest between the clubs.
Golden State won the first meeting on April 14th, 147-109.
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
The Thunder played the Kings for the first time this season on Tuesday and while they made a run to keep the game close they came up short. That’s not a terrible situation as OKC is hoping to drop down even further on the tanking ladder.
The Thunder currently have the fourth-best odds to win the draft lottery or 12.5 percent. They have a half-game edge over the Cavaliers.
OKC is a half-game up on the Wolves with them firmly in their sights. If the Thunder can lose one more game than the Wolves they’ll fall to the bottom three in the coveted trio position of teams who’ll have the best odds (14 percent) to win the NBA lottery.
While the Thunder continues to collect losses, coach Mark Daigneault is getting a closer look at the support staff on his roster to determine their long-term fit or in the case of the rookies give them experience and monitor their growth.
In the loss to the Kings, Darius Bazley registered a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds. The newest Thunder, Gabriel Deck offered 16 points, three rebounds, three assists, and a steal. Moses Brown had 17 rebounds while Lu Dort was the other double-figure scorer with 10 points.
The Thunder hadn’t submitted their injury report but presumably, Aleksej Pokusevski (knee), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (foot), and Mike Muscala (ankle) will be out and could be joined by Dort and others.
Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry continues to put up big numbers having scored 30 or more points in 17 of the last 19 games he’s played.
The superstar’s impact on the Warriors is palpable given they are 1-7 when he doesn’t play or as Ramona Shelbourne noted in her article for ESPN that would equate to a 10-72 season.
Golden State has ridden the Curry wave to pull up the playoff ladder. They were seeded eighth entering gameplay Wednesday but fell back to ninth with the Grizzlies win. The Dubs want the eighth seed for an opportunity to just have to participate in one play-in game (versus the seventh seed).
In their recent match, the Warriors split the two-game mini-series versus the Pelicans. In the first game that the Dubs won Curry posted a line of 41 points and eight assists and 37 points with nine rebounds in the loss. He also hit eight 3-pointers in both games.
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 teams are 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Warriors are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 2-8 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Prediction:
The Warriors are motivated to win — the Thunder are covetous of the landing in the bottom three but will try to keep it close until clutch time.
As for the spread – if Lu Dort plays I like the Thunder to keep it closer than 14 points but if he’s out it’s conceivable th Dubs cover. Based on how Dort seemed limited in his movement versus the Kings and the fact OKC hadn’t submitted a report I’m hedging OKC rests him.
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