Thunder vs. Nets Sunday Prediction
The Brooklyn Nets will look to get above .500 on Sunday evening with a victory over the visiting OKC Thunder at 6:00 p.m. ET. That said, will Brooklyn not only win but also cover as a 9.5-point home favorite?
505 Oklahoma City Thunder (+9.5) at 506 Brooklyn Nets (-9.5); o/u N/A
6:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 10, 2021
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Oklahoma City Thunder DFS Spin
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander left MSG on Friday with a season-high 25 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, three 3-pointers, one block and a road win vs. the Knicks. In addition to the copious counting stats, SGA was efficient with 9-of-14 shooting (3-of-3 from deep). His 4.7 rebounds per game are significantly down from last year's 5.9, but that's mostly a function of the small sample size -- and it'll leap after tonight's season-best effort on the glass. He was coming off a game with five steals on Wednesday, too, and it's only a matter of time before he's piling up early-round value as the focal point for this rebuilding OKC team.
Brooklyn Nets DFS Spin
Kyrie Irving (personal reasons) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Thunder. Irving did not travel with the Nets to Friday's game in Memphis due to the personal issues, and it is unknown if he will be available Sunday night. If not, Caris LeVert and Joe Harris will have the ball in their hands even more. Brooklyn could also have Kevin Durant (health and safety protocols) back, which would more than help the Nets account for the absence of Irving.
Thunder vs. Nets Betting Prediction
The Thunder have covered in five of their last six road games, are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games overall and have cashed tickets in 38 of their last 55 games when listed as an underdog. The Nets, meanwhile, are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games following a loss, are 0-4 against the number in their last four games as a favorite and are 2-6 at the betting window in their last eight games overall.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER +9.5