Thunder vs. Warriors Prediction
Will the Golden State Warriors cover the point spread as a double-digit favorite when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 10:30 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Golden State. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Warriors are 10-point road favorites to beat the Thunder, who opened as 10.5-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 227.5 but has been bet up to 230.
Who Public Bettors Like: Oklahoma City. As of Tuesday morning, 58% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Thunder to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 56% of the betting tickets wagered online are on the over.
Who We Like: The Thunder has failed to cover the spread in seven of its last eight meetings with the Warriors and is winless at the betting window in all five of its last five trips to Oakland. The home team is also 19-7-1 against the spread in the last 27 meetings between these two teams while the favorite has covered in five of the last six meetings between these two teams.
The Thunder is also 0-4 against the spread in its last four games overall, is 0-5 against the number in its last five games when its opponent scores 100 points or more in its previous game and is 3-7 against the number in its last 10 games playing on one day of rest.
Even though the Warriors have struggled to cover of late (just 2-6 ATS in their last eight games), they should be more rested than what they were over the weekend. I expect Golden State to rebound.
TUESDAY NBA PREDICTION: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS -10