With Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jalen Williams out, the Thunder is severely lacking playmaking ability on both ends of the floor. Still, this is a giant spread, and OKC has plenty of guys that can hit shots. If Isaiah Joe gets hot, or even a more unlikely player like Josh Giddey or Luguentz Dort, then they could definitely keep this a single-digit game. I’m taking the Thunder to cover, even if it is barely.View More Thunder Against the Spread | Suns Heavily Favored Over Thunder in Phoenix
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Thunder Against the Spread | Can OKC Cover (And Beat) the Warriors?
I’m not even going to lie: I’m taking the Thunder to win because I want them to win the game, not because I’m convinced they will. I definitely think OKC has what it takes to get the win, especially if Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has another big game like he did on Sunday and the supporting cast performs well. Jalen Williams is questionable to play due to a sprained wrist, so that is a bit worrisome. Draymond Green is probable to play, but if he ends up sitting, the Warriors will be missing a key role on both ends of the floor. As of now, I’m sticking with the Thunder to cover and win.View More Thunder Against the Spread | Can OKC Cover (And Beat) the Warriors?
OKC Thunder | Game #61 Preview: Sacramento Kings
It’s been just two days since the Oklahoma City Thunder dropped a 124-115 decision at home to the Sacramento Kings, but the two teams are back at the Paycom Center on Tuesday night for round two. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was announced to be in health and safety protocols on Tuesday, so he continues to be out, and the Kings may be without De’Aaron Fox due to soreness in his left wrist.View More OKC Thunder | Game #61 Preview: Sacramento Kings
Thunder Against the Spread | Not Sure OKC Covers At Home Against Houston
I feel extremely confident in saying that OKC will win this game, but it has a perfect recipe for being unnecessarily close. The Thunder destroyed the Rockets less than two weeks ago, this is the final game before the break, and OKC is a double-digit favorite. While the Thunder should blow out the Rockets for the second time this month, I’m thinking Houston manages to keep within arm’s reach before OKC hits a few free throws at the end to win by 8 or 9 points. Despite the Thunder being the best in the league at covering the spread, I’m going to give Houston the cover tonight.View More Thunder Against the Spread | Not Sure OKC Covers At Home Against Houston
OKC Thunder | Game #57 Preview: Houston Rockets
The Oklahoma City Thunder continues to stay in within arm’s reach of a playoff spot, and as they hover close to .500 on the season, they can get a little bit closer on Wednesday night as they play their final game before heading into the NBA All-Star Break. For the second time in less than two weeks, the Thunder will host the Houston Rockets, who hold claim to the worst record in the NBA standings right now.View More OKC Thunder | Game #57 Preview: Houston Rockets
Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #5 Preview: Los Angeles Clippers
The Oklahoma City Thunder had no real issues handling the visiting Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, and tonight, the two teams meet again at the Paycom Center. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander returned after missing a game due to hip contusion, and he played like he had not missed a beat. The Thunder is still without Josh Giddey and Jalen Williams, but the Clippers are still missing Kawhi Leonard, and Paul George is listed as questionable due to an illness.View More Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #5 Preview: Los Angeles Clippers
Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #4: Los Angeles Clippers
Tonight the Thunder hosts the Los Angeles Clippers, who are 2-1 after dropping 112-95 decision to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. The Clippers are missing Paul George due to an illness, but Kawhi Leonard is back playing basketball after missing all of last season with a torn ACL. Leonard has come off the bench for each game so far as the Clippers are managing his minutes until he’s back to full form, but he may start tonight with Paul George out.View More Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #4: Los Angeles Clippers