The Golden State Warriors will try for a fifth straight road win while visiting the Oklahoma City Thunder, who have lost three of their last four games. The Thunder got the best of the Warriors the last time they came to town 127-115. According to the Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder 2016 NBA Odds at Bodog Basketball, the Warriors are -3.5 point road favs over the Thunder with the total at 233.5. Here is our Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction.
The Warriors (52-5, 28-5 V) won in Orlando against the Magic 130-114. Steph Curry carried the load getting 51 points eight assists and seven rebounds, while Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut each had 12 points. Harrison Barnes added 10, while Marreese Speights scored 14 points. All-Star Klay Thompson, who had 33 points Wednesday against Miami, managed just nine points. He was dragging.
“This was Steph’s night,” Magic coach Scott Skiles said. “He tricked us so many times. He runs. He stops. He relaxes, causes you to relax, and then he’s gone. That happened at least a dozen times. And it’s not like he didn’t do anything else. He never gets tired. He just runs and runs and runs. It’s very impressive.”
The NBA’s Most Valuable Player hit 10 of 15 3-point attempts and 20 of 27 shots overall. It was Curry’s third game this season scoring at least 50 points. He scored more than 40 points for the 10th time this season. It also was his 128th consecutive game with at least one 3-point basket, setting another NBA record.
Golden State has taken four of the last five in the series, including a 116-108 home win on Feb. 6.
The Thunder (41-17, 25-7 H) lost in New Orleans 119-123. Russel Westbrook scored a game-high 44 points and Kevin Durant added 32. Durant recognized his team was playing on the second night of a back-to-back, but he was miffed at the Thunder’s defensive effort.
“They just got at us today,” Durant said. “They scored whenever they wanted, they did whatever they wanted. We didn’t show any resistance. (Playing a back-to-back is) not an excuse. Everyone plays back-to-backs.”
Oklahoma City allowed Cleveland and New Orleans to shoot better than 51 percent from the floor in each of the last two losses. Randy Foye is averaging four points in 17.7 minutes off the bench in three games since joining the team at the trade deadline.
Recent Trends to Consider:
Home team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Oklahoma City.
Over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Warriors are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Oklahoma City.
The Bottom Line: the Thunder have to be at their best while the Warriors just need to do their thing. The Warriors will cover.