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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Washington Wizards 1/6/23 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Washington Wizards (17-22) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (16-22)
January 6, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -1.5; Over/Under: +230.5
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The Washington Wizards and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Friday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. The Washington Wizards have won 6 of their last 8 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder have split their last 8 games.

The Washington Wizards are averaging 112.1 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 46 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.5 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 22.2 points and 2.4 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer, and Rui Hachimura is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 115.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 30.8 points and 5.8 assists, while Josh Giddey is averaging 14.9 points and 5.4 assists. Luguentz Dort is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Williams is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.

The Wizards are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Thunder are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The under is 7-3 in Wizards last 10 overall. The over is 13-5 in Thunder last 18 home games. The Wizards are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Washington Wizards are playing well at the moment, but they’re still without their best player, and they’re not a team I trust on the road. The Oklahoma City Thunder have been able to string together a win here and there, and they’re at their best at home, where they win by an average of 2.7 points. Toss up game between two subpar teams that are playing well right now. Give me the home team.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder -1.5

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