Brooklyn Nets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 11/3/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (1-2) at Brooklyn Nets (1-1)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -6.5 -- Over/Under: 192 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-OK, YES
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Brooklyn Nets will play Monday night at the Barclays Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder got in the win column with a Saturday win over the Denver Nuggets. The Thunder are the most banged up team in the league without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, and Jeremy Lamb and Reggie Jackson remain questionable with their injuries. Right now, the Thunder and being led by Serge Ibaka and Perry Jones. Jones has scored a combined 55 points in his last two games and Ibaka is averaging 16.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game on the season. Overall, the Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 24.6 percent from downtown, while the defense is allowing 96.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Still, the lack of depth and active bodies are putting the Thunder in a horrible position as we get deeper into the season.
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This will be the first home game of the season for the Brooklyn Nets, a team that’s been shaky and has split their first two contests. Joe Johnson has been put in a time machine as he’s averaging 26.5 points and seven rebounds, while Deron Williams is averaging 17 points and seven assists. Mirza Teletovic and Kevin Garnett are the two other Brooklyn players averaging double-digit points and Brook Lopez has yet to play this season. However, Lopez has been upgraded to probable for this matchup and will add a spark on both ends of the floor. Offensively, the Brooklyn Nets are shooting 48.5 percent from the field and 31.1 percent from deep. Defense has killed the Nets this season, as they’re allowing 105.5 points on 49.4 percent shooting from the field.
The Thunder are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 vs. NBA Atlantic and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Nets are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Brooklyn, while the road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
While the Oklahoma City Thunder are missing just about their entire team, they still have some talet capable of keeping the game close. The Brooklyn Nets have been all over the place out of the gate and lost a game they shouldn't have. Give me the points, as OKC even has a chance to win outright if the Nets continue their sloppy play.