Tag: Aleksej Pokusevski

Oklahoma City Thunder | May 4, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | Is A Manageable Spread Against The Kings A Trap?

I’m really torn here because based on trends this is a game where Oklahoma City should cover. I’m scared by the 4.5 line though because that means the Thunder will be in a position to win and you can’t really deny that they don’t really want to do that. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the last thing they want to do is mess around and accidentally win this game.

Oklahoma City Thunder | May 2, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | Suns Are In A Prime Spot

How can you not pick the Suns after the performance Oklahoma City put out there Saturday night. I get it that they’ll have access to more players than they had against the Pacers but there’s still the issue of Phoenix pursuing the top seed in the West (only a half game back) and the Thunder pursuing a lottery pick. That is the most difficult factor when determining how competitive OKC is going to be. 

Oklahoma City Thunder | May 1, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | Injury Report Says Take The Pacers And The Points

I don’t look for this to be a blowout for the Pacers but I am concerned about OKC’s depth with Dort and Aleksej Pokusevski on the bench beside Mike Muscala. This could easily be a situation where the Thunder remain extremely competitive for three and a half quarters before fading away late.

Oklahoma City Thunder | April 29, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game #63 Preview: Pelicans

Despite ending the franchise-tying 14-game losing streak against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder is just one game away from playoff elimination. Tonight, the Thunder hosts the New Orleans Pelicans, who are currently on the outside looking in on an opportunity at the playoffs.

Oklahoma City Thunder | April 26, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game #61 Preview: Sixers

The Oklahoma City Thunder has lost 13 consecutive games, and while it is impossible for them to even tie the NBA record of 26 straight losses, they could get close if they don’t win another game this season. With just 12 games remaining, only 4 of them are against non-playoff teams. Tonight, the Thunder takes on the Philadelphia 76ers on the road.

Oklahoma City Thunder | April 23, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game #60 Preview: Wizards

It’s been just 5 days since the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Washington Wizards 119-107 on the road, and now the Thunder hosts the Wizards in OKC. Not much has changed in the few days in between: the Thunder lost another game—a 122-116 loss to the Pacers—while the Wizards knocked off the the Golden State Warriors 118-114.

Oklahoma City Thunder | April 19, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game #58 Preview: Wizards

Tonight, the Thunder takes on Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards on the road. The Wizards are on a 4-game win streak and are heavy favorites, which should come as no surprise. OKC continues to sit players due to an array of injuries, and a result, they continue to struggle with one of the worst offenses (statistically speaking) in a very long time.

Oklahoma City Thunder | April 10, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | Here’s One Reason For Hope Against Philadelphia

Once again this is the real challenge for tonight in my opinion. Philadelphia only hits the over in the second night of a back-to-back 44% of the time and OKC only hits it 46% of the time coming off a day of rest. That said, the Thunder are going over the total 63% of the time at home this season and have done so in four of the last five games. With no emphasis on the defensive end of the floor right now it’s really hard to pick the under.

Oklahoma Sooners | April 8, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | How Can You Not Pick The Cavs?

If you make this selection based solely on the trends (which I often do) then OKC is the clear choice here. Cleveland has only been favored four times this season and just once as a road favorite. The Cavs are 1-3 in those games and 0-1 as the road favorite. When facing an opponent as a 2-5 point underdog the Thunder are 8-5 against the spread. OKC is also 7-4 against the spread when facing teams that have won less than 45% of its games. Finally, the Thunder are 1-0 against the spread this season when playing Cleveland.

Oklahoma City Thunder | April 8, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game #52: Cavs

The Oklahoma City Thunder is riding a season-long 4-game losing streak, and no one should be surprised. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has missed the last 8 games, Luguentz Dort has been out for the last 6, and Darius Bazley hasn’t played since March 4th. Al Horford won’t play another minute this season, and likely won’t ever again for the Thunder. The roster is pretty thin right now, especially lacking in experience.