Two teams sitting on opposite sides of their respective conference are clashing today, when the struggling Brooklyn Nets (8-17), who have won only once in their last nine games, are hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder (15-7), who on the other hand have lost only once in their last six.
Date/Time: 12-05-2018, 19:30 EDT
Spread: Brooklyn Nets +7
Brooklyn Nets have an 8-17 record (10-15 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with the Knicks in the 11th place of the East. They have lost eight of their last nine matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Cavaliers with a 97-99 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Caris LeVert with 18.4 ppg, adding 4.3 boards and 3.7 dimes per game but he is out with an injury. He is followed by D’Angelo Russell with 18 ppg and a team high 5.8 dimes per game.
Oklahoma City Thunder have a 15-7 record (14-8 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the third place of the West. They have won five of their last six matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Pistons with a 110-83 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by They are led in scoring by Paul George with 23.2 ppg, adding 7.8 boards and 4.3 dimes per game. He is followed by Russell Westbrook with 22.8 ppg, 9.8 boards and a team high 9.5 dimes per game.
In their two meetings last season each team won once at home (Nets by 5 points and Thunder by one). Nets have a 3-9 home record this season, while the Thunder are 6-4 on the road. Thunder are better both offensively, scoring 111 ppg to Nets’ 108.6 and defensively, allowing 103.6 ppg to Nets’ 111 ppg. Thunder have a better field goal percentage (45.1% to 44.1%), while Nets have a better 3-point percentage (34.5% to 31.4%). Thunder are better in boards grabbed (48.4 to 45), while both teams are very close in dimes made (22.5 to 22.4) and they commit exactly 14.1 turnovers per game. Nets are on a free fall lately and Vegas odds give the Thunder a -7 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road victory.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder -7 (-110)
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