Two teams going opposite directions right now collide at the Barclays Center on Wednesday 12/5/18 as the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Brooklyn Nets.OKC  has won three games in a row right now while the Nets have lost seven straight games heading to this contest.

Three Game Win Streak

After a seven game winning streak, the Oklahoma City Thunder have won 8 of 10 games and now are on a current three game winning streak to rise to 2nd in the Northwest Division and 3rd in the Western Conference after a slow start.  OKC hopes to extend their run against the struggling Nets.

Paul George leads the Thunder in scoring and steals at 23.2 points and 2.2 steals per game this season. Russell Westbrook is averaging 22.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and a team high 9.5 assists per game for OKC. Center Steven Adams is putting up a double double average with 14.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game.

The Thunder rank 12th overall in team scoring at 111.0 points per game. Oklahoma City also ranks only 25th in assists with 22.5 dimes per contest. On defense, the Thunder have the 4th best scoring defense in the NBA at just 103.6 points allowed and they are also 3rd in rebounding at 48.6 rebounds per contest.

What’re the Odds?

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Brooklyn Nets 12/5/18
Moneyline Odds: Thunder -290, Nets +245
Odds from getbets.eu as of 12/5/18


Seven Game Losing Streak

The Brooklyn Nets are looking to snap out of a seven game losing spell. Brooklyn has lost six games in a row at home and have not won at Barclays Center since their 122-97 upset of Philadelphia last November 4th. The Nets are 3-9 at home this season and with leading scorer Caris LeVert out for the season, wins are going to be hard to find.

D’Angelo Russell is averaging 18.0 points and a team high 5.8 assists per game for the Nets this season while Spencer Dinwiddie is adding 15.7 points and 4.9 assists for Brooklyn. Jarrett Allen leads the team in rebounding and blocks, averaging 8.3 boards and 1.4 swats per contest while also scoring 12.2 points per night.

Brooklyn is in the bottom 10 of the league in many major offensive categories including points scored at 108.0 points per game (ranked 20th in the NBA) and assists with 22.4 assists per game (23rd in the NBA). On the other end of the court the Nets are better but not much as they are ranked 16th in scoring defense at 111.0 points per game allowed and 17th in rebounding with their 45.0 rebounding average.

Who Wins?

The Thunder and the Nets have played a total of 88 regular season games all-time and the Thunder lead the series 55-33. Oklahoma City has also won four out of the last six meetings between these teams, including their last meeting last January 23, 2018.

The Thunder are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games played and are 6-4 SU in 10 road games played so far this season. The Nets are 0-5 SU in their last five games played and are 3-9 SU in a dozen home games played so far. Head to head, the Thunder are 3-1 SU in their last four games played against the Nets. Oklahoma City is also an outstanding 12-3 SU as betting favorites this season while Brooklyn has a record of 5-16 SU as underdogs this season.

It’s surprising that the Nets have managed to come up with a 5-5 split in the last 10 meetings between these teams because they haven’t been that good in the last couple of years. The Nets aren’t good either this season as they are only 8-17 right now. Meanwhile, the Thunder have bucked a slow start and are currently at 15-7.

Betting Prediction

New Jersey lost LaVert who was having a great season. Now the Nets may also be playing this game without Joe Harris who has missed their last three games with a hip injury. On the other hand, the Thunder are on a roll right now with Westbrook and George healthy. Even with LaVert and Harris, the Thunder have more firepower. Without them, the Nets are hard pressed in this game. OKC has been solid on the road and the Nets have not defended their home court well.

We’re picking the Oklahoma City Thunder to beat the Brooklyn Nets on 12/5/18.

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Other Bets To Make

The Thunder are 14-8 ATS in 22 games played this season and are 7-3 ATS in 10 road games played so far. The Nets are 10-15 ATS in their first 25 games of the 2018-19 NBA season and are 3-9 ATS in a dozen home games played so far. Head to head, the Nets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings against the Thunder.

What’re the Odds?

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Brooklyn Nets 12/5/18
Spread Odds: Thunder -5 (-109), Nets +5 (+109)
Odds from gtbets.eu as of 12/5/18


Betting Prediction

It’s interesting that the Thunder are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 meetings but the road team is 9-4 ATSin the last 13 meetings between these teams. The Thunder are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against the East and are also 5-1 ATS in their last six road games against teams with losing home records.

Prediction: Thunder -5

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The total has gone under in 13 out of the Thunder’s 22 games this season and the under is also 8-2 in their 10 road games played so far. The under is also 13-12 in Brooklyn’s 25 games played this season. Head to head though, the over is 5-4-1 in their last 10 meetings.

What’re the Odds?

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Brooklyn Nets 12/5/18
Over/Under Odds: Over 217 -109, Under 217 -109
Odds from gtbets.eu as of 12/5/18


Betting Prediction

For sure the Thunder have the firepower to put up points on the scoreboard but the Nets rank just 20th in the league in team scoring while the Thunder have the 4th best scoring defense in the NBA. Without LaVert and possibly without Joe Harris, the Nets don’t have the firepower to help the Thunder reach the score total here.

Prediction: Under 217

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