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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors - 4/3/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Golden State Warriors (56-21) at Oklahoma City Thunder (45-33)
Date & Time Tuesday April 3, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -2.5 -- Over/Under: 221
TV Channel
TNT
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The Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Golden State Warriors could use a statement victory after splitting their last 14 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 113.9 points on 50.5 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.3 points and 6.8 rebounds while Klay Thompson is averaging 19.9 points and 2.6 assists. Draymond Green is the third double-digit scorer and Quinn Cook is dishing 2.4 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have split their last 10 road games.

The Oklahoma City Thunder also need a win here after losing four of their last six games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.4 points and 10.2 assists while Paul George is averaging 21.6 points and 5.7 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 9.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five of their last seven home games.

The Warriors are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Warriors are 4-9-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Oklahoma City, 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the home team is 20-8-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have won two of the three games against the Golden State Warriors this season, and it seems like that's when they play their best ball. Westbrook is super focused in matchups against his former teammate, and it seems like his role players follow his lead. OKC brings a certain type of energy to the building for these games and you see the Thunder play to their potential for once. The Golden State Warriors are as healthy as they've been in a while, but they're still without Curry, the one guy who makes them most scary. This game is also more important to OKC, as it would like home court in the first round of the playoffs. I'll lay the bucket.

Pick:
Oklahoma City Thunder -2.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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