The Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards have combined for a 5-1 spread record in their last three games, with the OVER going 4-2. Sunday’s NBA betting has the hot squads meeting in OKC, where the Wizards begin a three-game road trip.
Thunder, Durant roll past Pistons
Oklahoma City’s latest victory came in Friday’s 119-110 triumph over the Detroit Pistons, cashing as a three-point road favorite. Thunder forward Kevin Durant notched team-highs of 37 points and seven assists, hitting 9-of-15 field buckets.
Durant united with mate Russell Westbrook for three steals each, while the duo combined to sink 26-of-29 free throws. Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams logged a double-double off the bench, finishing with 17 points and a team-high 10 boards.
The battle’s 229 points soared above the ‘total’ of 196 ½, cashing OVER tickets for my followers. Oklahoma City outscored the Pistons in the paint, 50-40, while connecting beyond the arc at a 6-for-17 clip.
Wizards edge Nets in overtime
The same night’s action saw Washington come away with a 112-108 overtime win against the Brooklyn Nets, collecting as a 1 ½-point home dog. Wizards forward Nene piled in the team’s final nine points in regulation, including a game-tying bucket with one second remaining.
Washington’s John Wall and Marcin Gortat both came away with a double-double, uniting for 32 points. Wall logged 14 assists and four steals, while Gortat added 12 rebounds and two blocks.
The Wizards shot 46.6 percent from the field, trailing by as many as 14 points. OVER backers got the money down the stretch, with the duel’s combined 220 points surging beyond the ‘total’ of 198.
Back the OVER on Sunday
Bet365 opened Oklahoma City as a 10-point home favorite, while first listing the NBA odds ‘total’ at 204 ½. Early wagers on Washington and the UNDER dropped the digits a ‘hook’ to 9 ½ and 204.
I am adding the OVER here to Sunday’s NBA picks, looking for both clubs to keep up the high octane.
Oklahoma City has continued to benefit from Westbrook’s return, reaching season-highs of scoring in their last three games. The Thunder have also seen solid numbers from their bench, with the trio of Steven Adams, Nick Collison and Jeremy Lamb uniting to hit 13-of-19 field buckets against Detroit.
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Washington has given up a sizable 106 PPG through its three road affairs, with the OVER going 2-1. Wednesday’s most recent spot away from home saw the Wizards shoot 18-for-33 from three-point land en route to a scorching 116-102 win against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Wizards mates John Wall (19.6 PPG) and Bradley Beal (18.4 PPG) have quietly ranked among the Eastern Conference’s top 15 scorers, with Wall second in assists (9.8 APG). The OVER is 5-2 in Washington’s last seven meetings with the Thunder, including a 2-1 mark in the Wizards’ most recent three trips to the “Sooner State.”
Oklahoma City’s free-throw shooting ranks atop the NBA with an 84 percent clip, while Durant has continued piling in numbers as the league’s top scorer (29.6 PPG). Look for baskets to fall at both ends in a back-and-forth affair, with OVER backers collecting again here.
NBA Picks: OVER 204 at Bet365