Thunder vs. Wizards Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: Oklahoma City. According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Thunder are a 2.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 218.5. Oklahoma City opened as a 3.5-point fave, while the over-under has gone down from 219.5.
Who the Public Likes: Oklahoma City. As of Tuesday morning, 82 percent of public bets have come in on the visiting Thunder.
Injury Report: Thunder shooting guard Andre Roberson is out for the season with a ruptured patellar tendon. For the Wizards, John Wall missed the last game with a sore knee and he is doubtful tonight. Sheldon Mac is out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon.
Who the Trends Like: Oklahoma City is 5-1-1 ATS in the last seven meetings. The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Washington and 6-1 in the last seven meetings overall.
Who We Like: As long as Wall is out as expected, it's difficult not to like the Thunder as small favorites. Oklahoma City is cruising along with an eight-game winning streak including three games on the road. Aside from a one-point home win over the Nets, every other game during the streak has been decided by seven or more points. The elite talent is finally meshing together fully and even though the loss of Roberson is a big blow defensively, the Thunder won their first game without him 122-112 at home versus Philadelphia on Sunday. Expect OKC to keep rolling here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER -2.5