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Washington Wizards vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 11/2/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oklahoma City Thunder (3-4) at Washington Wizards (1-6)
Date & Time Friday November 2, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line
The Line: Washington Wizards -3 -- Over/Under: 231.5
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards meet Friday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look to get to a .500 record with what would be a fourth straight victory. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 108.7 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 25.5 points and 6.7 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 25 points and 7.8 assists. Steven Adams is the third double-digit scorer and Dennis Schroder is dishing 6.3 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 27.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.2 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost two of their first three road games this season. 

The Washington Wizards could use a feel good victory here that would snap a four-game losing streak. The Washington Wizards are averaging 111.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 122.4 points on 47 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 22.6 points and 4.3 assists while John Wall is averaging 20.9 points and 7.1 assists. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 39.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost both of their home games this season.

The Thunder are 5-14-1 ATS in their last 20 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 8-21 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Thunder are 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Washington, 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Oklahoma City Thunder spent a lot of energy last night making a big comeback on the road to beat the Charlotte Hornets. The Washington Wizards do have a big rest advantage, however, they're simply not looking like a good basketball team right now, as the offense isn't clicking and they're dead last in points allowed per game. OKC has improved drastically offensively in its last three games and has won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Wizards. We're getting a free bucket with the better team. Give me the Thunder yet again.

Oklahoma City Thunder +3

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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