|NBA Thunder vs. Warriors Picks & Predictions for January 23, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Wednesday, 23 January 2013 17:30|
Thunder vs. Warriors NBA Free Pick
GAME INFO: Last game: (11/18/12). OKLAHOMA CITY (-9.5) over Golden State, 119-109. The Thunder continue their road trip with their fourth game in six days. They defeated the LA Clippers on Tuesday, 109-97 giving 2.5 but the Clippers didn't have Chris Paul, who sat out due to injury. The Warriors are coming off a 106-99 win over the Clippers on Monday, getting 4.5 and Paul played. Oklahoma City visits Oracle Arena in Oakland to take on the Warriors at 10:30pmET on Wednesday.
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Thunder as 2.5-point favorites versus the Warriors, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 206.5 points. Oklahoma City enters tonight's game with a 33-9 overall record while Golden State is 25-15 on the year.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Warriors opened as a 3-point home dog but the line has been bet down to 2.5 or 2 depending on what book you view. As for the total, it opened at 207.5 but has been bet down to 206.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 76% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Thunder. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Golden State. According to latest NBA trends, Golden State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win, 17-6-1 ATS in their last 24 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games and are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest.
The Warriors have won two straight and are getting healthier now that Stephen Curry and David Lee are back from ankle injuries. The Oklahoma City Thunder are enduring a long road trip and have won seven of eight, but now have to face the Warriors on the second night of a back-to-back on Wednesday. Curry missed a pair of games and Lee missed one with ankle injuries but both were in the lineup together on Monday in a 106-99 victory over the Clippers. Curry led the way with 28 points in that contest as the Warriors avenged a loss from earlier in the month. Golden State had dropped five of six before rallying late to win at New Orleans on Saturday. The Warriors had averaged 81.5 points in the two games Curry sat out but have put up 111 in the two games since his return. Golden State will hit the road for four straight after facing Oklahoma City, beginning in Chicago on Friday. The Warriors are one of the few teams that can run with the Thunder so expect them to wear a tired team down.
WEDNESDAY NBA FREE PICK: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS +2.5