Date/Time: 11-21-2018, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Golden State Warriors -1
In this high-caliber Western duel, the defending champions Golden State Warriors who have been struggling without Stephen Curry in their lineup and have lost three straight, are visiting the Oklahoma City Thunder, who have been faring well without Russell Westbrook and are 8-2 in their last 10.
Thunder are 10-6 so far in the league and are sitting on the fifth place of the Western Conference. In their latest matchup they saw a 3-game victory streak end with a road defeat by Sacramento, 113-117. Warriors are 12-6 so far in the league and are tied with Memphis in the 2nd place of the Western conference. They are 1-4 in their last 5 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by San Antonio on the road, 92-104.
Top Basketball BookmakersOklahoma are led in scoring by Russell Westbrook with 24.8 ppg. He also adds 8.9 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 8.6 per game, while Paul George follows with 24.2 ppg, adding 7.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Golden State are led in scoring by Stephen Curry with 29.5 ppg. He also adds 5 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game but he is injured and unavailable. Kevin Durant follows with 27.2 ppg, adding 6.1 assists and 7.2 rebounds per game.
In their latest matchup earlier this year, Golden State were victorious at home, 108-100. Golden State are 8-1 at home so far, while Oklahoma are 4-4 on the road. Golden State have a better offense with 116.6 ppg to Oklahoma’s 111.1 ppg, while Oklahoma have a better defense, allowing 106.2 ppg to Golden State’s 110.4. Golden State have better percentages both from the field (49.6% to 44.7%) and from behind the arc (39.1% to 31.2%), both of them are league-best. They also dish a league-best of 28.4 assists per game to Oklahoma’s 21.3, while Oklahoma grab more rebounds per game (47.5 to 45.7) and both squads are almost equal in turnovers committed (14.2 to 14.4). The defending champions are struggling mightily without Curry so expect the Thunder to take advantage of that and get away with the road victory.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder +1 (-109)