Warriors at Thunder Game 4 - 5/24/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (82-12) at Oklahoma City Thunder (64-31)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder +1.5 -- Over/Under: 222 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Tuesday night for game four at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Golden State Warriors need a win here to have any real chance of winning this series. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 112.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 104.5 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Klay Thompson is averaging 25.4 points and 3.7 rebounds while Stephen Curry is averaging 25.3 points and 5.6 assists. Draymond Green is grabbing 9.3 rebounds and Shaun Livingston is dishing 4.1 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won 10 of their last 15 road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder can get one game away from making their second NBA Finals appearance. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 100.1 points on 45 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 27.8 points and 6.9 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.3 points and 11.1 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.1 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 2.3 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won 11 of their last 13 home games.
The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Warriors are 0-4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Oklahoma City.
I had the Thunder beating the Spurs, and I had the Thunder beating the Warriors. This may be a surprise to the rest of the country, but not to me. OKC continues to be an underdog for whatever reason, and I'm going to continue to pound it. The Thunder just matchup well with the Warriors and they play lights out ball on their home court.
The Warriors are in trouble. Forget the small points, take OKC to win this game outright. Again. (Also, there's a decent chance Draymond is suspended for this contest)