Tip-Off: 7:30 PM CT
Location: Barclays Center (Brooklyn, New York)
Spread: Nets (-5.5)
Thunder/Nets Trends Against The Spread
|26-14 (65%) Overall||16-24 (40%) Overall|
|12-7 (63%) on the road||5-16 (23%) at home|
|25-13 (65%) as underdog or pick||12-23 (34%) as favorite|
|9-4 (69%) as road underdog||3-7 (30%) as home favorite|
|Head To Head|
Thunder/Nets Trends Against The Total
- OKC is hitting the over 40% of the time this season.
- The Nuggets are hitting the over 47% of the time this season.
- The Thunder are 8-11 against the over on the road.
- Denver is 8-13 against the over at home.
James Harden is the big name for the Nets tonight with Kevin Durant out. Harden is averaging 22.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 9.9 assists in 35 games played this season.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finally got out of a shooting slump on Wednesday against the Wizards as he put up 32 points on 13-of-22 shooting from the floor. He also dished out 8 assists and grabbed 3 rebounds.
In their first meeting of the season, the Nets defeated the Thunder 120-96 in Oklahoma City.
Why the Thunder Will Cover (+5.5)
Kyrie Irving is back, but he can’t play at home. Kevin Durant and Patty Mills are out for rest. James Harden is playing, but he’s not exactly been healthy this season. All of these are reasons that I think the Thunder will keep this one close, and you never know…they might even get their first win of 2022.
Why the Game Will Not Hit the Over (217)
The Nets are used to scoring a lot of points, but with the league’s leading scorer in Kevin Durant sitting this one out, I don’t think that will be the case tonight. Sure, James Harden is a great scorer, but Luguentz Dort has locked him down plenty of times in recent years. Expect this one to be slightly lower than what Brooklyn fans are used to.
On the Season