NBA Picks: Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Jeff GrantContributor IFebruary 6, 2013

NBA Picks: Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

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    Kevin Durant has averaged 30.7 points per game during his career against the Golden State Warriors, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks on Wednesday night, as the Oklahoma City Thunder try to improve upon their 21-3 home record at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

    Sports bettors will find that the Thunder are 10-point home favorites in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 211.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Western Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction on the total along the way.

Golden State Warriors

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    The Golden State Warriors had their four-game win streak snapped last night, as they suffered a 140-109 blowout loss to the Houston Rockets as 2.5-point road underdogs.

    Sports bettors will find that the Warriors are 19-8 against the spread in their last 27 games when playing without rest. 

Oklahoma City Thunder

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    The Oklahoma City Thunder have alternated wins and losses over their last nine games. They come off a 112-91 victory over the Dallas Mavericks as 8.5-point home favorites on Monday night.

    Sports bettors will find that the Thunder are on a 4-1 against-the-spread run against the Warriors, while the OVER has cashed in four of the last five meetings in Oklahoma City.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their sports betting picks on Wednesday night, as the OVER is 12-3 in the Thunder's last 15 home games when the number is 210 or higher.

    NBA Pick: Over 211.5

     

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