Thunder vs. Warriors - 2/27/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (52-5) at Oklahoma City Thunder (41-17)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder +2.5 -- Over/Under: 234.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ABC, ESPN3
The Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Golden State Warriors look to chase history and build on their 52-5 record. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.3 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 30 points and 6.6 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 21.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Draymond Green is dishing 7.3 assists and Harrison Barnes is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost seven road games since April.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 109.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 102.5 points on 44 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 27.7 points and 7.9 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 24 points and 10.2 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won nine of their last 11 home games.
The Warriors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Thunder are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 Saturday games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Warriors are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Oklahoma City.
The Thunder need this game after losing three of their last four and looking a little shaky. OKC took Golden State down to the wire in Oracle three weeks ago. I think the Thunder can win this outright, so I'll take the free bucket.