At 8:00 ET, the Thunder (-1226) will host the Wizards (+738) in a non-conference matchup. Oklahoma City is favored by 14.5 points, and the over/under line is 241.5.

Washington comes into this game with a record of 9-46, while the Thunder are 38-17. The Wizards have lost nine straight, while Oklahoma City has won three in a row. Tip-off is at 8:00 ET and the game will be played at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City.


The Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder -14.5

This game will be played at Paycom Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, February 23rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 146-114 in favor of the Thunder.
  • Our projections have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finishing with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Thunder finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.1% and knocking down 14 threes.

Do the Wizards Stand a Chance in Oklahoma City?

Today, the Wizards are 14.5-point underdogs against the Thunder. This season, Washington has been the underdog in all but three of their games. As the underdog, they have gone 9-43 straight-up and 26-25 against the spread.

Washington is 9-46 on the season, which is 14th in the Eastern Conference. In non-conference games, they are 3-15 compared to 6-31 against other Eastern Conference teams.

In their last game, the Wizards lost to the Nuggets by a score of 130-110. The O/U line for that game was 233 points, and Washington was getting 15.5 points as the underdog.

For the season, the Wizards have an O/U record of 26-29, and the over has hit in their last two games. Today’s O/U line is set at 241.5, which is higher than their season average of 240.5.

On the road, Washington is 19-10 ATS compared to 7-18 at home. Their ATS record for the season is 26-28. In their last nine games, the Wizards have failed to cover the spread.

On the season, the Wizards have been one of the most up-tempo teams in the league, leading the NBA in pace at 102.7 possessions per game. This has helped them to rank 16th in scoring at 114.7 points per game.

When it comes to their three-point shooting, the Wizards have been below average, hitting just 35% of their attempts from beyond the arc. Overall, they are 19th in field goal percentage at 47%.

Heading into tonight’s game, Washington has outscored the NBA scoring average in 49.1% of their games. However, they have struggled on the road, averaging 115.1 points per game compared to 114.2 at home.

Coming into today’s game, the Wizards’ defense is giving up an average of 124.0 points per contest. Washington struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Nuggets, giving up 14. For the game, Denver scored 130 points in the game.

Does Oklahoma City Have What it Takes at Home?

The Thunder are currently 2nd in the Western Conference with a record of 38-17. In the West, they are 23-13 against other teams in the conference and 15-4 in non-conference games.

Oklahoma City has won three straight games and is favored by 14.5 points against the Wizards. As the favorite, the Thunder are 29-10 this season and have gone 24-15 against the spread as the favorite.

For the season, the Thunder have an average scoring differential of +10.5 points per game at home. On the road, their scoring differential is +4.3 points per game.

In their last game, the Thunder beat the Clippers by a score of 129-107. The O/U line for that game was 236 points, resulting in a push. Oklahoma City covered the spread as 1.5-point favorites.

This season, the Thunder have an O/U record of 31-23-1. In their games this season, the average combined scoring total is 234.5 points compared to today’s line of 241.5 points.

This season, the Thunder are one of the top offensive teams in the NBA, averaging 121 points per game (4th). So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 69.1% of their games. At home, they are averaging 123.2 points per game.

Oklahoma City’s offense is known for its efficiency, as they are shooting 50% from the field (2nd). Additionally, they are one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, connecting on 39% of their attempts (2nd).

When it comes to pace, the Thunder are 12th in the NBA at 99.6 possessions per game. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 6th in the league at 56%.

Coming into the game, the Thunder defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 43.6% of their games. Currently, they are 13th in the NBA at 113.5 points per game allowed. Inside the arc, the Thunder defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 51.6% and 36.7% from three-point territory.