Brooklyn Nets at Oklahoma City Thunder
|Date & Time||Wednesday March 13, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Brooklyn +7.5
YES, FSOK, ESPN
The Oklahoma City Thunder play host to the Brooklyn Nets at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday night.
The Brooklyn Nets have been in fine form with six wins in their last nine games and they will be gunning for a fifth straight victory after blowing past the Pistons in a 103-75 home win on Monday. Spencer Dinwiddie led the team with 19 points off the bench, Allen Crabbe added 14 points with 10 rebounds and four assists while five more players finished in double figures. As a team, the Nets shot 49 percent from the field and 11 of 31 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with their defense in the first quarter before exploding in the second quarter to lead by 26 points heading into halftime. With the dominant win, Brooklyn improved to 36-33 overall and 21-16 at home which is good for sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder are searching for a bit of consistency after losing six of their last nine games, but they will be feeling confident after taking down the red-hot Jazz in a hard-fought 98-89 road win on Monday. Dennis Schroder led the team in scoring with 24 points off the bench, Russell Westbrook added 23 points with 11 rebounds and eight assists while Paul George chipped in with 14 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Thunder shot 45 percent from the field and seven of 22 from the 3-point line, but they really set up the win with their defense, particularly in the first half where they held the Jazz to just 37 points. With the impressive win, Oklahoma City improved to 41-26 on the season and 19-17 on the road.
Looking at the betting trends, the Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall. The Thunder are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, 0-4 ATS in their last four home games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Head to head, the over is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings, the Nets are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Oklahoma City and the Nets are 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings overall.
The Nets have sprung to life with four straight wins while the Thunder are still very hit-and-miss as they haven’t won consecutive games in a month. The last meeting between these teams was a 114-112 road win for the Thunder, but the Nets are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Oklahoma City and 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings overall. The Nets won't have forgotten their last meeting as it was George who drained the game-winning three to cap off a dramatic comeback for the Thunder, so they will be looking for revenge here.