I was incorrect in my last NBA pick as the Kings (+2.5) were defeated 106-100 at home versus the Pelicans on Tuesday night. This evening I like the Nets-Thunder match-up.
The Brooklyn Nets arrive for this evening’s tip-off losers of their last 5 games. On Wednesday they were defeated at home 122-118 in 3 overtimes versus the Bucks. Of their 5 straight losses 4 of them have been by a margin of 8 or more points. The team is averaging 101.7 points per game, 15th in the league. They are giving up 102.0 points per game, 22nd in the league. They are 1-4 on the road this season. They are 1-4 versus Western Conference opponents. Tonight is the start of 3 game road trip, it’s also the first game of a back to back. Tomorrow night they play at San Antonio. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost 4 straight games and 10 of their first 13 games. They have failed to score 100 points 9 times so far this season. The team is averaging 89.7 points per game, 29th in the league. They are giving up 95.3 points per game, 5th in the league. They are 2-3 at home this season. They are 1-4 versus Eastern Conference opponents. Tonight is the 1st game of a 4 game home stand.
Brooklyn was victorious 116-85 in their first meeting this season with Oklahoma City this season.
Nets vs Thunder Prediction
The Thunder are really struggling without their 2 main guys, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. The Nets have disappointed so far but they’ll get better as the season rolls along. I like the Nets to sweep the season series with the Thunder.
Take the Nets +1.5