Warriors vs. Thunder Pick
Are the Oklahoma City Thunder a smart bet tonight when they host the Golden State Warriors at 8PM ET?
713 Golden State Warriors at 714 Oklahoma City Thunder, 8PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Thunder are a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 221.5 points.
Oklahoma City opened as a 2.5-point favorite, while the total has gone up slightly from 221. The Thunder are at -4.5 almost everywhere, but are as high as -5. The total is at 221 at most books, but the range is between 220.5 and 221.5 so shop for the best line.
As of Tuesday afternoon, 61 percent of public bets are coming in on Oklahoma City. Online wager info also shows that 51 percent of bets are siding with the over.
INJURY TO WATCH
Small forward Kevin Durant (ribs) and shooting guard Klay Thompson (thumb) are both probable to play tonight. Small forward Chris Boucher (ankle) is questionable. Small forwards Andre Iguodala (knee) and Kevon Looney (flu) are doubtful. Shooting guard Patrick McCaw (back) and small forward Omri Casspi (ankle) are both out indefinitely. Point guard Steph Curry (ankle) is out until late April. For the Thunder, shooting guard Andre Roberson (patellar tendon) is out for the season.
Golden State is the walking wounded, but at least it sounds like Durant and Thompson will be active tonight. They'll be needed for huge contributions in order to take down an OKC team that always gets up for the Warriors due to Durant's status as a former Thunder star. Golden State is firmly slotted into the second seed in the Western Conference, while Oklahoma City has much more to play for with its seed for the playoffs. Go with the Thunder tonight to cover the 4.5.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER -4.5