Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting PreviewFebruary 5, 2016
Date & time: Saturday, February 6, 9:00 PM
Venue: Oracle Arena (Oakland, California)
Head to head record
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors 127-115 (2014/2015 NBA)
Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder 117-91 (2014/2015 NBA)
Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder 114-109 (2014/2015 NBA)
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors 86-91 (2014/2015 NBA)
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors 127-121 (2013/2014 NBA)
Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction
All eyes will be on Oracle Arena when Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder square off against each other in what is expected to be the most entertaining clash of Saturday’s program. The defending champions are eyeing their ninth consecutive win, but Stephen Curry and Co. will have to prove their worth on the court.
A new winning run
Golden State are enjoying yet another season to remember. Steve Kerr’s men have recorded 45 wins, while suffering no more than four defeats in the 2015/2016 NBA campaign so far and they are on the right track to clinch the top position in the Western Conference. Warriors head into Saturday’s showdown against Oklahoma following a 134-121 victory at Washington Wizards, where, as expected, Stephen Curry led the team to their eighth win in a row. Golden State look unstoppable at the moment (especially at home), but they can’t afford any complacency in Saturday’s game against Thunder. The “Golden Boy” scored 51 points in the triumph over Wizards and he netted no less than 11 threes pointers during the match (11/15). Klay Thompson produced a brilliant display in the Verizon Center as well (24 points) and the splash brothers are likely to pose a big threat for Oklahoma City Thunder.
Coach Steve Kerr has no fresh injury worries ahead of the visit of Oklahoma City Thunder. Jason Thompson, Kevon Looney and Ian Clark did not play against Washington (coach decision) and they are unlikely to take part in Saturday’s game.
Five straight wins
Oklahoma City Thunder experienced all sorts of problems last season, but it has to be noted that key players Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were struggling with injuries in the 2014/2015 NBA campaign. Their troubles are obviously in the past and, as a result, Billy Donovan’s men have been producing splendid performances this season. Oklahoma occupy third place in the Western Conference (38-13) and they will be looking to extend their winning run to six matches when they square off against title holders Golden State on Saturday evening. Thunder recorded a 127-115 win over Warriors in their last meeting in the NBA and that is giving the fans a reason for optimism ahead of the Oracle Arena clash. Kevin Durant scored 37 points, adding 5 assists and 5 rebounds in the 117-114 win over Orlando Magic on Wednesday. Russell Westbrook posted a triple-double (24 points, 14 assists and 19 rebounds) against Magic and, as that is usually the case, all eyes will be on the duo when Oklahoma and Golden State square off against each other in California.
Coach Billy Donovan can count on all of his key players for the Golden State game. The 50-year-old tactician has no injury worries ahead of the trip to California.
- Golden State are averaging 115.4 points this season
- Warriors aim to keep their 100% record at home intact (22-0)
- Kevin Durant has netted 16.744 points in his career so far
- Oklahoma are averaging 109.7 points this season
- Russell Westbrook’s 19 rebounds against Magic were a career-high
Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder betting pick
There will be fireworks when the two teams take on each other at Oracle Arena on Saturday evening. Both Golden State and Oklahoma have been scoring a lot of points of late and considering that Thunder recorded a 127 -115 victory over Warriors in their last meeting in the best basketball league on earth, I am tempted to put my money on over 233.5 points this time out.
Pick: Over 233.5