The Golden State Warriors (10-11) travel to face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder (13-7) on Friday, December 8th. This game will be played at Paycom Center in Paycom Center and televised on NBCS. The Warriors are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Thunder are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Trail Blazers. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
Warriors vs Thunder
The Warriors Are Coming Off A Win
The Warriors’ most recent game versus the Trail Blazers saw Stephen Curry lead the Warriors with 31 points while shooting 8/18 from the field. Jonathan Kuminga also contributed 13 points as the Warriors won by a score of 110-106 vs. the Trail Blazers.
Coming into today’s game against the Thunder, the Warriors have an overall record of 10-11. At home, they are 5-6 while going 5-5 on the road.
Golden State has an overall ATS record of 8-12 as they come into today’s game. Golden State has covered the spread in two consecutive road games, while maintaining an ATS record of 7-3 on the road as opposed to 1-9 at home.
The Thunder Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 33 for Oklahoma City against the Rockets which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 42.5%. Jalen Williams added 13 points, but unfortunately, Oklahoma City was defeated in the game with a score of 110-101.
In comparison to their 6-4 home record, the Thunder are 7-3 on the road this season. Overall, the Thunder are 13-7 and will be looking to add to their above .500 record against the Warriors.
Oklahoma City has an overall ATS record of 15-5 as they come into today’s game. This season, Oklahoma City has a 8-3 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 7-2 as underdogs.
Warriors Offense Breakdown
The Warriors step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 114.6 points per game (12th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Warriors are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.4 per contest. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 26th in made shots per game.
Thunder Offense Breakdown
The Thunder step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 118.8 points per game (6th). So far, Oklahoma City is averaging 99.6 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. The team has not only adopted an up-tempo pace but has also integrated this style with one of the NBA’s top field goal percentages, currently at 48%.
Warriors Team Defense
On defense, Warriors is currently around the league average in points allowed, giving up an average of 114.0 points per game.
So far this season, the Warriors’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 5th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 25.3 times per game vs. Golden State.
Thunder Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Thunder’s defense is giving up an average of 111.3 points per contest.
The Oklahoma City defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.4% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 43.8% of their field goal attempts vs. Oklahoma City.
Key Players For The Warriors And Thunder
In today’s game, we anticipate Stephen Curry leading the scoring for the Warriors, contributing 19 points while shooting 7/13 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 29.2 points per game, along with 5 rebounds.
As for Oklahoma City, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is projected to be the primary scorer for the Thunder. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 19, and adding 3 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 54.7% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 30.1 points per game.
Warriors vs Thunder Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Warriors have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 7-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 117 points per game in this stretch.
- The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last home games and 3-2 straight-up.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Warriors have gone 2-2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-5.
- As the betting favorite, the Thunder have an ATS record of 4-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.
In this Thunder vs. Thunder matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Warriors at +4. While we project the Thunder to win 112-110, our recommendation is to bet on the Warriors for the point-spread.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 235.5 and our model has the Warriors and Thunder finishing with a combined 222 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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