Tag: Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder | May 11, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | A Similar Result Could Be Coming At Sacramento

Once again this comes down to simple semantics. Just like the Golden State Warriors set last week, OKC is coming off a blowout loss and has to take the court again, on the road, against the same team. There’s nothing here to lead someone to believe the Thunder can cover. OKC could have Dort back in the lineup tonight but they are without point guard Theo Maledon. Is that enough to make up 17 points from Sunday’s performance? I don’t believe that it is.

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 Sooners | April 29, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | Look For Zion & The Pelicans To Push Towards The Over

I’ve got to be honest, I’m not really sure where Oklahoma City is right now in terms of finishing out this season. I bought into the idea that they were in full on tank mode but then they beat Boston two days ago. Now the question is, how will they respond to winning? Do they go back in the tank or do they try to ride a wave of momentum? My belief is that they head back into the tank.

Oklahoma City Thunder | April 23, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | Prepare For Deja Vu Against The Wizards

This line was a bit crazy the last time out because news broke late that Lu Dort wasn’t playing and it pushed the spread up. However, we were able to lock the Wizards at 10.5 early on and held on for the cover. I know that Dort should make more than a one-point difference but OKC is only covering the spread 32% of the time as a home underdog and the Wizards are covering 57% of the time on the road. I’ll take Washington by at least 10 points here.

Oklahoma City Thunder | March 18, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | Feeling Really Good About The Under

Oklahoma City didn’t get off to a great start on this road trip with a 123-102 loss at Chicago. Trying to figure out the trends of this team against the spread has been mind-numbing this season but this should should be a bounce back night for the Thunder.

Oklahoma City Thunder | March 4, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | Gotta Love The Spurs & The Under Tonight

I’m not saying that I’m giving up on the Thunder here but they are slowly losing that road warrior stigma that they had so strongly just a month back. Oklahoma City has lost three of the last four games, against the spread, on the road and last night’s loss to an undermanned Dallas team is enough to make me believe that a Spurs team absent of Rudy Gay and possibly LaMarcus Aldridge could cover as a favorite against the Thunder as well.