Two of the six best teams of each conference are clashing in this game, when the fourth in the West Oklahoma City Thunder (41-26), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the sixth in the East Brooklyn Nets (36-33), who want to extend their current winning streak.
Date/Time: 03-13-2019, 19:00 EDT
Spread: Oklahoma City Thunder -7.5
Oklahoma City Thunder have a 41-26 record (35-32 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the fourth place of the West. They have won two of their last three matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Jazz with a 98-89 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Paul George with 28.2 ppg, adding 8.2 boards and 4.2 dimes per game. He is followed by Russell Westbrook with 23.1 ppg, adding team highs both in boards grabbed with 11.1 and in dimes made with 10.5 per game.
Brooklyn Nets have a 36-33 record (37-32 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 6th place of the East. They have four consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against the Pistons with a 103-75 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by D’Angelo Russell with 20.3 ppg, adding a team high 6.8 dimes per game. He is followed by Spencer Dinwiddie with 17.4 ppg and 5 dimes per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Thunder won on the road with a 112-114 score. Thunder have a 22-9 home record, while the Nets are 15-17 on the road. Thunder are better both offensively, scoring 115.2 ppg to Nets’ 111.8 and defensively, allowing 111.1 ppg to Nets’ 111.8 ppg. Thunder have a better field goal percentage (45.7% to 45.1%), while Nets have a better 3-point percentage (35.3% to 34.3%). Thunder are better in boards grabbed (48.1 to 46) and in turnovers committed (13.8 to 14.4), while Nets are better in dimes made (23.9 to 23.1). Thunder are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -7.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home win.
Brooklyn Nets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder -7.5 (-109)
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