Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 1/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (17-17) at Golden State Warriors (26-5)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 5, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -3 -- Over/Under: 217.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to the Oracle Arena to battle the Golden State Warriors tonight.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have won four of their last five overall and are coming off a 109-102 win over the Wizards. Kevin Durant led the way with 34 points on 12 of 18 shooting, while Russell Westbrook added 22 points as the Thunder wrestled with the Wizards for three quarters before pulling away in the fourth to return to .500 with a record of 17-17 overall and 10-7 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have won five of their last seven overall and will be looking for a fourth straight win after blowing past the Raptors by 126-105 on Friday. Stephen Curry led the way with 32 points and 12 assists, Klay Thompson added 20 points while Draymond Green racked up his first triple-double as the Warriors poured on 40 points in the fourth quarter and never looked back. With the win, Golden State improves to 26-5 overall and 13-1 at home.
In ATS trends, the Thunder are 5-14-1 ATS in their last 20 road games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine games overall, while the Warriors are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a win of more than 10 points.
Head to head, the Thunder are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall and the Over is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Golden State.
The Warriors have been on fire all season and have been near perfect at home so far, but looking back to when these teams last met on Dec. 18, it was the Thunder who poured on 40 points in the first quarter before Durant left the game with a sprained ankle. The Warriors went on to sneak past the Thunder in a 114-109 win and I think that's about to get reversed tonight. I'm liking the Thunder to win this one in an absolute shootout.