Thunder at Warriors Game 7 - 5/30/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (66-33) at Golden State Warriors (84-14)
NBA Basketball: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -7 -- Over/Under: 219.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors square off Monday night for game seven of the Western Conference Finals at the Oracle Arena.
The Oklahoma City Thunder advance to their second NBA Finals with a road victory here. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 101.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28.5 points and 7.1 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 26.4 points and 10.9 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 2.4 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 5-3 on the road this postseason.
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The Golden State Warriors can advance to a second straight NBA Finals with a victory here. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 111.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 42 percent shooting. Klay Thompson is averaging 26.5 points and 3.9 rebounds while Stephen Curry is averaging 25.6 points and 5.9 assists. Draymond Green is grabbing 9.8 rebounds and Shaun Livingston is dishing 3.7 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors are 8-1 at home this postseason.
The Thunder are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Monday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss. The Warriors are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games and 31-15 ATS in their last 46 Monday games. The Thunder are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Golden State.
I was backing the Thunder all playoffs long and thought they had everything wrapped up, including an NBA Championship. Whoops. I'm not sure how OKC comes back from that crushing game six loss, as it had an eight-point lead heading into the fourth quarter and led the entire game. In Oracle, this game could get very ugly.
I'd like to see the Thunder win, but I just don't see how they recover from this. Warriors probably win by double digits.