Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction 2/23/2024

The Washington Wizards (9-46) travel to face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder (38-17) on Friday, February 23rd. This game will be played at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City and televised on KSBI. The Thunder are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Wizards are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Clippers. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Wizards vs Thunder

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The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Wizards lost to the Nuggets with a final score of 130-110. Turning the tide, the Wizards picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 72-49.

Coming into today’s game against the Thunder, the Wizards are 9-46 overall and are looking to snap their nine game losing streak. In conference play, the Wizards are 6-31 while going 3-15 in non-conference games.

Washington comes in with an overall ATS record of 26-28 so far this season. On the road, the Wizards have an ATS record of 19-10 compared to a 7-18 record vs. the spread at home.

The Thunder Are Coming Off A Win

The Thunder beat the Clippers in their most recent game, ending with a score of 129-107. The Thunder were leading the game going into the second half 61-59.

With a record of 38-17, the Thunder are above .500 as they prepare to take on the Wizards. In their 55 games, the Thunder are 23-13 against Western Conference teams and have gone 15-4 in non-conference play.

Currently, Oklahoma City holds an above .500 ATS record of 35-20 so far this year. This season, Oklahoma City has a 24-15 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 11-5 as underdogs.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

Through 55 games the Wizards are averaging 114.7 points per contest, placing them 16th in the NBA.

Heading into the game, the Wizards have been one of the most uptempo teams in the league, leading the NBA in pace at 102.7 possessions per game. In terms of scoring, the Wizards are averaging 114.7 points per game, which is 16th in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Wizards have been below average, hitting just 35% of their attempts from beyond the arc. Overall, the team is shooting 47% from the field, which is 19th in the league.

On the road, the Wizards are averaging 115.1 points per game compared to 114.2 at home. In terms of assists, Washington is 9th in the NBA with 28.1 per contest.

Thunder Offense Breakdown

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The Thunder come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 121 points per game (4th).

This season, the Thunder are one of the most efficient offenses in the league, ranking 4th in scoring at 121 points per game. At home, they have been even better, averaging 123.2 points per game.

So far, the Thunder have outscored the NBA scoring average in 69.1% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 12th in the league at 99.6 possessions per game.

Oklahoma City is one of the top shooting teams in the NBA, ranking 2nd in field goal percentage at 50%. They are also 2nd in three-point shooting percentage at 39%.

Wizards Team Defense

Currently, the Wizards’ defense holds the 30th rank in the NBA, allowing 124.0 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Wizards are causing 13.5 turnovers per game, ranking 21st in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 12th in rejections, averaging 5.3 blocked shots each game.

Thunder Team Defense

At present, the Thunder’s defense is ranked 13th, allowing 113.5 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Thunder’s defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 51.6% and allowing 36.7% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Wizards And Thunder

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Kyle Kuzma as the primary point contributor for the Wizards, finishing with 24 points while maintaining a 9/21 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 22 points per game, in addition to 6.5 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 31, and adding 5 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 54.7% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 31.1 points per game.

Wizards vs Thunder Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Washington has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 0-3, while averaging 113 points per game.
  • Through their last ten home games, Oklahoma City has an ATS record of just 5-5. However, their overall record was 5-5 while averaging 116 points per game.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Wizards have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 0-3.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Thunder have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.

Wizards vs Thunder Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Thunder to secure the win, with an expected final score of 146-114. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -14.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 241.5, and our model projects the Wizards and Thunder to reach a combined total of 260 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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