Date & Time: Tuesday, February 6 @10:30 PM
Venue: Oracle Arena (Oakland)
Head to head record
Oklahoma vs Golden State 108-91 (2017/2018 NBA)
Oklahoma vs Golden State 95-111 (2016/2017 NBA)
Oklahoma vs Golden State 114-130 (2016/2017 NBA)
Golden State vs Oklahoma 121-100 (2016/2017 NBA)
Golden State vs Oklahoma 122-96 (2016/2017 NBA)
Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction
Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder face each other at Oracle Arena in what is expected to be one of the most entreating games of Tuesday’s program. Warriors were outclassed by Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in November, thus the title holders are hungry for revenge.
Top position in danger
Golden State Warriors are sitting in the top position in the Western Conference ahead of the visit of Oklahoma City Thunder, but Houston Rockets are breathing down their neck. The reigning champions have already suffered 12 defeats in the 2017/2018 NBA campaign and they head into Tuesday’s clash against Thunder following a 115-108 loss to Denver Nuggets. Kevin Durant scored 31 points while adding seven assists in the Pepsi Center clash, but that did not help Steve Kerr’s troops win the game. Golden State Warriors are eager to bounce back from the defeat and they are likely to leave their hearts on the court against Oklahoma City Thunder. The NBA champions are eyeing their fourth consecutive win at home and you should bear in mind that they scored 100+ points in each of their last eight games at Oracle Arena. Stephen Curry, who has been averaging 27.5 points this season, will be one of the men to watch in the home team.
Jordan Bell is rated doubtful for the Oklahoma City Thunder game, whilst David West remains in the recovery room. Coach Steve Kerr can count on star players for Tuesday’s showdown.
Dip in form
Oklahoma City Thunder have been having their ups and downs in the 2017/2018 NBA season. Russell Westbrook and Co. were producing thrilling displays in January, but, all of a sudden, they suffered a dip in form. Billy Donovan’s men are on a four-game losing run in NBA and they are certainly low on confidence ahead of the trip to Oakland. Oklahoma suffered a shocking 108-104 loss to Los Angeles Lakers at the weekend, therefore, it is no surprise they are seen as big underdogs in Tuesday’s clash against Steve Kerr’s charges. Paul George and Russell Westbrook scored 62 points between each other in the defeat to Lakers and all eyes will be on the duo when Thunder face Warriors at Oracle Arena. Oklahoma did well to defeat Golden State at home earlier this season, but beating the title holders in Oakland is easier said than done, therefore, away win should not be considered.
Andre Robertson is out for the season with a knee injury, but coach Billy Donovan has no other injury worries ahead of the Golden State game.
- Golden State are on a three-game winning run at home
- Warriors defeated Thunder in each of their last five meetings at Oracle Arena
- Oklahoma suffered four defeats in previous seven away games in NBA
- Kevin Durant has 25.9 points per game this season
- Russell Westbrook scored 34 points for Thunder in their last meeting with Warriors
Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder betting pick
Golden State Warriors are determined to secure home-court advantage in the NBA play-offs, thus Tuesday’s game against Oklahoma City Thunder is of big importance for the hosts. Billy Donovan’s men do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment and, taking everything into account, I believe that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed.
Pick: Golden State -9.5