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2021 NBA Handicapping
(20-37) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Washington Wizards (23-33)
Date: Monday, April 19th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -11
NBA Betting Total: 230
On Monday, April 19th the Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards meet for the first time this season. The second game will occur on April 23rd at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Thunder holds the all-time record between the clubs with 74 wins in 137 meetings. Last season, the teams played twice with each team winning one contest.
Oklahoma City Thunder
It’s the second game of a back-to-back set for the Thunder who enters on a 10-game losing streak. OKC kept things close versus the Raptors on Sunday who had one starter (Gary Trent Jr.) available.
It was a bit of a historic match as three players from Montreal, Canada started the game. Luguentz Dort from OKC and the two Raptors (Chris Boucher, Khem Birch).
In fact, the young men from La Belle Province put on a show with Dort leading his Thunder with 29 points, four rebounds, two assists, and a steal while also trying to keep Trent Jr. in check. Boucher led Toronto with 31 points and 12 rebounds.
For a big section of the first half, the two went back and forth each hitting shot for shot with Boucher capping the run with a ridiculous 3-pointer to end the half.
Darius Bazley delivered a quality effort of 16 points and eight rebounds. While Aleksej Pokusevski had some quality moments with eight points, seven rebounds, five assists, and six blocks he also gave up a ton on the defensive end of the floor.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (plantar fasciitis), Josh Hall (knee), Mike Muscala (ankle), Gabriel Deck (not with team) are all expected to be out.
Russell Westbrook was drafted by the Thunder and spent his first 11 seasons in Oklahoma City and was the last of the young stars (Kevin Durant, James Harden) to leave.
He is beloved by the fan base and only left via a mutual decision once the small-market franchise elected to rebuild and traded him to Houston so he could pursue a championship.
The Wizards are on a four-game winning streak with the most recent a victory Saturday versus the Pistons. Westbrook collected his 25th triple-double of the season with 15 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists.
Bradley Beal led the way with 37 points. Ish Smith and Robin Lopez chipped in 16 and 15 points respectively as the other double-figure contributors.
Davis Bertans didn’t play versus the Pistons as he was out for personal reasons and is listed as day-to-day.
Rui Hachimura had to leave the match Saturday due to suffering from knee soreness while Alex Len was out with an ankle injury. Both are listed as day-to-day. Thomas Bryant is lost for the season after tearing his ACL.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Thunder are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Thunder are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-4-1 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction:
It’s no coincidence the Thunder are losing as they’ve committed to the tank. The Raptors currently possess the 10th seed while the Bulls and Wizards are tied in 11th.
Washington is one of the few teams vying to get into the play-in tournament. Moreover, they have the star power to move up if they nab one of those play-in seeds.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder +11
The mutual objectives of the two clubs combined with the Wizards being rested should equate to the Wizards winning.
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