MLB baseball betting picks are less than 48 hours away. But it’s been a great NBA odds season. The Golden State Warriors (32-42) at Oklahoma City Thunder (48-24) is one of the top games on the board tonight.
The Oklahoma City Thunder (48-24) have already clinched their second consecutive playoff berth and do not have much to play for down the stretch heading into this Western Conference clash with the Golden State Warriors (32-42) on Tuesday. The Thunder (-10.5) are 4.5 games ahead of Denver for the lead in the Northwest Division and 3.5 behind Dallas for the third seed.
With Oklahoma City essentially deadlocked in a 4-5 matchup with homecourt advantage in the first round, the team would still like to finish strong and enter the postseason on a roll. The Thunder have won nine of their last 10 games along with 12 of 14, going 1-2-1 against the spread in their past four after covering six in a row. The UNDER has cashed in eight of their last nine.
Golden State can only dream of the playoffs but has won two straight games following a six-game losing streak. The Warriors are coming off a 114-104 win over Washington on Sunday behind a game-high 37 points and 13 assists from Monta Ellis while David Lee also turned in a dominant performance with 33 points and 12 rebounds. They had routed Toronto 137-100 at home two days earlier, as four starters scored 21 points or more in the victory.
Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant has averaged more points against Golden State than any other Western Conference opponent at 30.2 per game. However, Durant has struggled a bit with his shot lately, averaging 23.3 points on 36.2 percent shooting from the field in the last four games. He made only 5 of 18 for 21 points in a 99-90 victory against Portland at home on Sunday, but Russell Westbrook picked up the slack by scoring a team-high 28.
The Warriors won the last meeting with the Thunder 100-94 back on February 13 despite Durant and Westbrook combing for 50 points. Jeff Green was the only other Oklahoma City player to score in double figures with 12, and he has since been traded to Boston. Ellis finished with a game-high 33 points in that game while Lee and Stephen Curry each added 23.
Golden State has not won on the road in four games during this series since the Thunder moved from Seattle, but the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in the past five meetings overall. The last two games between the teams in Oklahoma City have both been decided by eight points or less with the OVER cashing both times.
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