The Golden State Warriors play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chase Center on Thursday night.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder have been in fine form as they've won four of their past five games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after making light work of the Spurs in a 123-87 home win on Tuesday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the team with 28 points, six rebounds, five assists and seven steals, Josh Giddey added 18 points with seven rebounds and seven assists while Jalen Williams chipped in with 11 points. As a team, the Thunder shot 51 percent from the field and 15 of 39 from the 3-point line as they kept the Spurs in check in the first half, before they dominated the second half by 65-39 to make it a complete blowout in the end.
Oklahoma City Thunder Team Facts
- The Thunder have lost each of their last four games as road favorites following a home win.
- The Thunder have failed to cover the spread in eight of their last nine games as road favorites following a home win.
- Each of the Thunder's last six games as road favorites have gone UNDER the total points line.
Golden State Warriors
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been in a rut as they've lost five of their last six games overall and they will be hoping to put an end to a four-game slide after getting beaten by the Timberwolves in a 104-101 loss on Tuesday. Brandin Podziemski led the team in scoring with 23 points, seven rebounds and five assists off the bench, Dario Saric added 21 points while Chris Paul chipped in with 15 points and four assists. As a team, the Warriors shot just 42 percent from the field and 13 of 39 from the 3-point line as they shook off a rocky start and were good enough to build a 12-point lead in the third quarter, only to go cold and score just 18 points in the fourth quarter to come up painfully short in the end. In a dramatic start to the game, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson were both ejected for their involvement in a scuffle early in the first quarter.
Golden State Warriors Team Facts
- The Warriors have won eight of their last nine games as home underdogs against Northwest Division opponents.
- The Warriors have covered the spread in each of their last 14 games as home underdogs.
- Each of the Warriors' last nine games as home underdogs have gone UNDER the total points line.
The Warriors are going to be shorthanded in this one with Stephen Curry ruled out and Draymond Green suspended, while the Thunder are coming into this one with a full squad. We've already seen that the Warriors can hang with teams even with just Chris Paul and a few role players, but it's going to be tough to hold off this Thunder team who are on a roll at the moment. Give me the Thunder to take advantage of the shorthanded Warriors lineup as they escape with the win and cover.