Betting on today’s Thunder and Warriors game? Catch the action at Chase Center in San Francisco, CA, as the Warriors hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on NBCS. In this Western matchup, the Thunder are the betting favorite against the Warriors. The over/under for the game is 230.5 points.
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER VS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Golden State Warriors +3
This game will be played at Chase Center at 8:30 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-108 in favor of the Thunder.
- Our projections have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finishing with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Thunder finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.6% and knocking down 13 threes.
Will the Thunder Find a Way to Win on the Road?
Coming into today’s matchup, the Thunder will be looking to build on their current three game winning streak and their overall record is currently 8-4. The team currently sits 4th in the Western Conference and 3rd place in the Northwest division.
Currently, Oklahoma City holds an above .500 ATS record of 9-3 so far this year. Oklahoma City has gone 4-2 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 5-1 when playing as underdogs.
In their latest game, Oklahoma City’s offense looked good, scoring 128 points against the Warriors. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 50.6% and made 21/23 free throws. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 28.8. Meanwhile, Jalen Williams also brings a PPG average of 17.2 into the game.
The Thunder’s defense is presently ranked 12th in the league, allowing an average of 111.4 points per contest.
Oklahoma City’s defense is currently forcing 13.9 turnovers per game, which is 14th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 5th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.9 rejections per game.
Can the Warriors Offense Score Enough at Home?
With a win over the Thunder, the Warriors will improve their record back to .500, as they are currently 6-7 overall this season. In their 13 games, the Warriors have gone 5-5 against Western Conference teams and 1-2 in non-conference action.
Golden State’s ATS record sits below .500 (5-7). This season, Golden State has a 2-5 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 3-2 as underdogs.
The Warriors offense is coming off a game where they scored 109 points against the Thunder. They posted a field goal percentage of 40.8% and connected on 14 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Stephen Curry, who is averaging 30.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Klay Thompson also maintains a PPG average of 13.8 heading into game.
At present, the Warriors’ defense is ranked 14th, allowing 112.1 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Warriors are forcing 14.8 per game, which is 22nd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 28th in blocked shots at 3.6 per game.