Brooklyn Nets (18-29) at Oklahoma City Thunder (26-20)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -9.5 -- Over/Under: 213.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 105.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 108.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 18.2 points and 5.1 assists while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost six of their last nine road games.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 105.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 24.8 points and 10.1 assists while Paul George is averaging 20.8 points and 5.5 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won seven of their last 10 home games.
The Nets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest and 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Oklahoma City and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are finally putting things together and look like the team that could do damage come playoff time, as the offense has picked up and the defense is more consistent. However, the Brooklyn Nets continue to be a gold mine for bettors, as they're 29-18 ATS this season and 15-7 ATS on the road. The Nets are also 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog, and they've won outright three of those last five games. I'm just not sure how you turn down points with a team like this.