Brooklyn Nets vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/10/21

Brooklyn Nets vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/10/21 Photo by Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder (4-4) at Brooklyn Nets (5-5)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Barclays Center)

The Line: Brooklyn Nets -8.5 -- Over/Under: 226 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Brooklyn Nets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 101.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.8 points and 5.3 rebounds while Luguentz Dort is averaging 12.4 points and 3.5 rebounds. Darius Bazley is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.

The Brooklyn Nets look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 118.8 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28.2 points and seven rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 27.1 points and 6.1 assists. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.8 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game. 

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The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Nets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Thunder last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Nets last 4 overall. The over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn Nets are the better team here and have beaten better teams undermanned, but this is a lot of points to pass up with Durant still sidelined. The Oklahoma City Thunder have also found ways to scratch out victories and aren't as bad as their record. Early game where we could see some sloppy play. I'll take a stab with the points here.

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Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +8.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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