It will be the first time the Wizards have played in Oklahoma City since the Thunder moved from Seattle. The teams did meet earlier this season in Washington and the Wizards won 104-95, covering the 6 point NBA betting number.
Basketball betting trends do favor the Wizards in this matchup. Washington has won 9 of the last 10 games between the two teams and they are 8-2 against the basketball odds. Washington has never played at Oklahoma City since all of the previous meetings were in Seattle so looking back at those trends probably wouldn’t be helpful. The Thunder have been solid at home versus the basketball betting pointspread, far better than they were in Seattle.
Washington has been nothing short of a disaster this season both straight up and against the basketball betting number. The Wizards haven’t done much of anything right this season versus the NBA betting odds. Once Gilbert Arenas got hurt the team just couldn’t win or cover the NBA betting number. Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler can still impact basketball betting numbers but not nearly often enough.
On the other side of the coin, the Thunder has been excellent this season versus the basketball betting pointspread. Oklahoma City has a winning record against the basketball odds both at home and on the road. Kevin Durant is having an excellent season and he leads the team in scoring as basketball betting stats show. The Thunder are still very young though and if Durant doesn’t score 30 points a night they can struggle versus the basketball betting line.
The over is 5-4-1 in the last 10 meetings between the two teams as basketball betting stats show. Oklahoma City has been an under team at home versus the basketball betting total while they are an over team on the road versus the NBA betting total.
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