Warriors vs. Thunder Prediction
Kevin Durant will make another return to OKC on Saturday night when the Warriors visit the Thunder at 8:30 p.m. ET. That said, Durant is unlikely to play. Even though both of these teams have the firepower to light up the scoreboard, is the best bet the under?
8:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 16, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Warriors are 1-point favorites to beat the Thunder. The total, meanwhile, sits at 228.5 points and as of this writing, 77% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Warriors to cover the point spread.
Golden State Warriors Fantasy Spin
Coach Steve Kerr said "it's doubtful" Kevin Durant (ankle) plays in Oklahoma City on Saturday. He did practice on Friday and is still listed as questionable. He missed a big national TV game on Wednesday and is likely to miss another one here. This is a quote from Kerr on the radio, so this isn't an official listing for KD. We should get another update on Saturday morning.
Oklahoma City Thunder Fantasy Spin
Paul George had a great night in Indiana on Thursday, scoring 36 points (10-of-23 FGs, 10-of-12 FTs) with six rebounds, five assists, two steals, six 3-pointers and five turnovers in 36 minutes. PG13 had his great night spoiled by a late collapse against his former team, seeing the Pacers win with a late put-back by Wesley Matthews. He's battling through some injuries, like most players at this point in the season, but he continues to post top-5 overall value. The Thunder have a 3-4-3 schedule over the next three weeks, giving PG13 plenty more time to help his fantasy owners.
NBA Betting Trends
Golden State failed to cover in 11 of its previous 14 games overall and in five of its last seven road games.
The Thunder has failed to cover the spread in four of its last five home games and in 10 of its last 13 games overall.
It’s tempting to take the Warriors laying only one point when they throttled Houston as a 3.5-point underdog earlier this week. That said, the Thunder held the Warriors to 108 points in the first meeting between these two teams in Oakland on October 16 and to only 95 points in the November meeting in OKC. This isn’t a new trend, either. The Warriors averaged just under 105 points in five meetings with the Thunder last year, too. Golden State has held Oklahoma City’s offense in check as well, with the Thunder only averaging 107 points in the past six meetings between these two teams. The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams in Oklahoma City and is 17-5 in the past 22 meetings overall.
Saturday NBA Prediction: Warriors/Thunder under 228.5