Betting on today’s Nets and Thunder game? Catch the action at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK, as the Thunder hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on BSO. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 237 points, and the Thunder are favored to win at home vs. the Nets at all NY sports betting sites.
Brooklyn Nets Preview
Heading into today’s game against the Thunder, the Nets are the 8-point underdogs. If they are able to cover the spread, it will snap multiple streaks for the team. Brooklyn has failed to cover the spread in each of their last three games and five straight on the road.
Overall, the Nets are in 9th place in the Eastern Conference. Through 32 games, they have a record of 15-17. Against other teams in the East, the Nets have gone just 2-6 compared to 13-11 in non-conference games.
Brooklyn’s average scoring differential for the season is -4.1 points per game on the road. This is the 8th best mark in the NBA. So far, they have an average scoring margin of +3.1 at home and have gone 11-5 ATS at home.
This season, the Nets have been the underdogs in 19 of their 32 games and have a record of 9-10 straight up in those games. Their average scoring margin as the underdog is currently -7 points per game.
When looking at the over/under results for the Nets, their games have finished above the OU line in 18 of their 32 games. Their average over/under line for the season has been 229.2 points, and their record in games with higher OU lines than today’s line of 237 is 2-3.
In their last game, the Nets were below their season average of 115.8 points per game. They finished with 104 points and a field goal percentage of 42.9% against the Wizards. Leading the way for the Nets in scoring was Mikal Bridges with 19 points, followed by Spencer Dinwiddie who had 17.
Coming into today’s game, the Nets’ defense is giving up an average of 116.1 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Nets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.5% from downtown.
Oklahoma City Thunder Preview
The Oklahoma City Thunder come into today’s matchup vs. Brooklyn as the 8-point favorites at home. If they are able to cover the spread, they will also pick up their 3rd straight win vs. the spread.
Overall, the Thunder are 2nd in the Western Conference on a record of 21-9. Against other teams in the West, Oklahoma City has gone 14-8 compared to 7-1 in non-conference games.
Oklahoma City’s home vs. road performance have been nearly identical this season. The Thunder’s +8.0 point differential at home ranks 13th in the NBA, and they have an ATS record of 12-5 at home.
So far, the Thunder have been the favorites in 18 of their 30 games and have a scoring margin of +12.2 points per game in those games. Overall, they have gone 14-4 straight up as the favorite.
When looking at the over/under results for the Thunder, their games have averaged a combined 234.1 points this season, and they have an over/under record of 17-13. In their previous games with higher over/under lines than today’s line of 237, their O/U record is 4-2.
In their last game, the Thunder’s offense put up 119 points, which is right around their season average of 121.2 PPG. Leading the team in scoring is Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who is averaging 31.4 PPG. Chet Holmgren is also averaging 17.7 PPG heading into today’s game.
Oklahoma City’s defense has been playing well, ranking 11th in the NBA with 112.9 points allowed per game. Opponents are hitting 50.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.5% of their three-point attempts.
Last season, the Nets and Thunder did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Thunder have the leg up at 3-0. The Thunder also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 3-0. These games averaged a combined total of 227 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2. The last three times, the Nets have matched up against the Thunder on the road, they are 2-1 vs. the spread.
How to Bet Thunder vs. Nets in New York
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +8, the Nets is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout. As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 237, and our model projects the Nets and Thunder to reach a combined total of 301 points. Our bet is on taking the over.
- SportsBettingNY ATS Prediction: Nets +8
- SportsBettingNY OU Prediction: Over 237