Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder
|Date & Time||Saturday March 16, 2019, 8:30 PM (EDT)|
Chesapeaky Energy Arena
The Line: Oklahoma City -1 -- Over/Under 228
The Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder duke it out at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday night.
The Golden State Warriors are searching for a bit of consistency as they’ve split their last 12 games, but they will be feeling pretty good about themselves after taking down the Rockets in a 106-104 road win on Wednesday, despite missing Kevin Durant who sat out with an ankle sprain. Klay Thompson led the team in scoring with 30 points on 12 of 23 shooting, DeMarcus Cousins added a season-high 27 points, eight rebounds and seven assists while Stephen Curry chipped in with 24 points and five assists. As a team, the Warriors shot 49 percent from the field and 12 of 32 from the 3-point line as they led by as many as 14 points early in the fourth quarter, before holding on the for the narrow win as the Rockets rallied. With the win, Golden State improved to 46-21 overall and 22-11 on the road which is good for first place in the Western Conference.
Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been in decent shape as they’ve won four of their last seven games, but they will be looking to bounce back after having their two-game win streak snapped by the Pacers in a 108-106 road loss on Thursday. Paul George led the team with 36 points and five assists, Russell Westbrook racked up a triple-double of 19 points with 14 rebounds and 11 assists while Steven Adams chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Thunder shot 44 percent from the field and 14 of 30 from the 3-point line as they dominated in the early going, leading by as many as 18 points before collapsing in the second half capped by a tip-in basket from Wesley Matthews with just 18 seconds left. With the loss, Oklahoma City fell to 42-27 on the season and 19-18 on the road which is good for fifth place in the Western Conference.
Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games, 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a loss and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
Head to head, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings ,the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Oklahoma City and the Warriors are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
Kevin Durant is currently listed as questionable for Saturday with an ankle sprain, but it's probably safer to assume that he is out given that the Warriors staff wouldn't rush him back. With that being said, the Warriors will be shorthanded again, but they're more than capable of getting the win with Cousins and Thompson in fine form. We all know the Thunder want this one bad, but the Warriors are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall and I think that trend continues as they pull out another narrow road win here.