Warriors vs. Thunder Prediction

No Durant, no problem for Warriors vs. Thunder? NBA Predictions 3/20/17

The Kevin Durant-less Warriors are heating up again, but are they a bad bet to cover tonight against the Thunder at 8:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Thunder are now 2-point home underdogs versus the Warriors after the game opened with a 4-point spread. The total, meanwhile, sits at 221 after hitting the board at 219.5.

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Golden State has won three in a row entering play tonight but is still just 5-5 over its last 10 games. The Warriors are also just 3-7 against the spread during that stretch, are 30-37 against the number on the season, and are 14-21 against the number on the road this year.

Oklahoma City has won six of its last 10 games and is also 6-4 at the betting window over that same 10-game span. The Thunder are 39-29 against the number on the season, which includes a mark of 24-10 against the spread at home this year.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Warriors are a perfect 6-0 against the spread in their last six games against the Thunder but have struggled to cover in Oklahoma City, where they are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 trips. The home team is also 18-7-1 against the spread in the last 26 meetings between these two teams while the Thunder are a perfect 5-0 at the betting window in their last five games overall. OKC is also 20-6-1 against the spread in its last 27 home games while Golden State is 1-7 against the number in its last eight road games.

MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER +2

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