Oklahoma City Thunder (20-23) vs. Brooklyn Nets (27-14)
January 15, 2023 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -5; Over/Under: +229.5
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Brooklyn Nets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Barclays Center. Let’s take a look at the odds, history, injuries and give out a pick for this game.
The Brooklyn Nets are 5 point favorites with a ML price of -200. The over / under is set at 231 points.
The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Nets almost a year to the day by a score of 130-109 despite being 5.5 point underdogs. This is the first meeting this season. The road team has won 5 straight meetings between the Thunder and Nets.
Isaiah Joe is probable despite an illness. The Thunder will be without Aleksej Pokusevski, Ousmane Dieng, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Chet Holmgren. The Net’s only injury is Kevin Durant, who is still sidelined with a knee injury.
Thunder are 40-19 ATS in their last 59 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 14-38-2 ATS in their last 54 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 7-0 in Thunder last 7 overall. The under is 4-0 in Nets last 4 overall. The over is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings in Brooklyn and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets are the better team and should be favored at home, but OKC continues to be covering machines on the road, dating back to last season. The Oklahoma City Thunder also thrives in the underdog role, where they win by an average of 0.3 points. It may not always be pretty but the Thunder in the underdog role especially on the road has value. I’ll take a shot with the free points.