Warriors vs. Thunder - Picks Of The Day, Feb 11th

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Jordan Sharp

Saturday, February 11, 2017 8:31 PM GMT

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 8:31 PM GMT

The emotional return of Kevin Durant to Oklahoma City happens tonight and after two straight times cashing the under against one another this season, we are banking on a third tonight.

Warriors vs. Thunder

 

Kevin Durant and the Thunder faithful are probably going to have very mixed emotions tonight in Durant’s return to Oklahoma City. There might be some cheers, but I suspect there are going to be just as many, if not more boos. It will be a lot like when Lebron James went back to Cleveland the first few times after going to Miami.

However, with the Warriors coming off a back to back, it could also be pretty low scoring. Not too many people realize that the Warriors lead the league in defensive rating, allowing just 103.7 points per 100 possessions. The Thunder are pretty good on that end as well, ranking eighth in defensive rating.

The Warriors are also 6-4 cashing the under this season when they are playing on no rest and they are 5-2 cashing the under in their last seven games playing on no rest.

Plus, these two teams have cashed the under against one another twice already this season in Golden State and if the Thunder defense can hold the Dubs down in their own building, they are certainly going to be able to slow them down with the Dubs coming off a game last night and being on the road.  

The Warriors are 19-8 cashing the under on the road this season and a big reason is they score less, but keep the same defense. Compare that to the Thunder, who are only allowing 102.9 points per game at home and you need to take the under here.

NBA Free Pick: UNDER 228Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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