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2021 NBA Handicapping
(25-33) Washington Wizards vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (20-39)
Date: Friday, April 23rd
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Wizards -9
NBA Betting Total: 230
Friday, April 23rdthe Washington Wizards and Oklahoma City Thunder play for the second time this week and final time this season. The teams played on Monday, April 19 with the Wizards winning 119-107
The Thunder holds the all-time record between the squads with 74 victories in 138 meetings. Last season the teams played twice with each side winning one contest.
The Wizards extended the winning streak to six games in a row to claim sole possession of the 10th seed in the East.
Five of those wins were against teams off the playoff ladder (Jazz – exception). Bradley Beal is factoring but Russell Westbrook is on a terror posting 13 triple-doubles in his last 15 games.
Westbrook is seemingly on a path to surpass Oscar Robertson’s record of 181 needing eight to tie and nine to surpass him. His most recent triple-double featured 20 rebounds versus the Warriors.
While the Wizards are thrilled to be winning it’s not all good news as rookie Deni Avdija fractured his ankle rendering him lost for the season. He joins Thomas Bryant who is also out due to an ACL tear.
Rui Hachimura (knee) is day-to-day while Avdija (ankle) and Thomas Bryant (knee) are lost for the season.
Oklahoma City Thunder
As the tank continues the Oklahoma City Thunder have reached 12 losses in a row following another defeat in Indiana. They’re bordering on making franchise history. The longest losing streak OKC has suffered was 14 in a row in their inaugural season (2008-09).
With the next three opponents being the Wizards, 76ers, and Celtics the odds favor that event happening. Especially with so many members of the core missing games.
Tonight’s opponent is the same team OKC faced on Monday featuring the former face of the franchise Russell Westbrook.
One Thunder player who is witnessing growth and showcasing it on the court is Darius Bazley who tallied a career-best 26 points versus the Wizards and replicated the feat against the Pacers.
After two sub-par efforts, Mose Brown was back to dominating the boards producing a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds (six on the offensive glass).
Svi Mykhailiuk is also making the most of his time minutes scoring 20 versus the Pacers. The small forward is trying to forge a spot on the future Thunder squad or get the attention of other clubs since he’ll be a free agent this offseason.
Aleksej Pokusevski played only five minutes Wednesday leaving due to an illness while Luguentz Dort was out due to a hip strain. Both are questionable for Friday.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (plantar fasciitis), Al Horford (shut down), Josh Hall (bilateral knee; soreness), Mike Muscala (ankle), and Gabriel Deck (not with team) all missed the game on Wednesday and are expected out Friday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Thunder are 5-5 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Thunder are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 4-5-1 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Washington Wizards vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
Every game for the Thunder is an opportunity to fall further in the standings and they’re attacking that goal with the same zeal teams trying to get into the playoffs are.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Wizards ATS
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