Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Washington Wizards - 10/25/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Wizards (0-1) at Oklahoma City Thunder (0-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -7.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Wizards and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Friday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Washington Wizards could use a win after losing their season opener to the Dallas Mavericks. The Washington Wizards are averaging 100 points on 39.8 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 19 points and nine assists while Rui Hachimura is averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds. Thomas Bryant is the third double-digit scorer and Moritz Wagner is grabbing two rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 26.8 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
The Oklahoma City Thunder also look to get in the win column after losing their season opener to the Utah Jazz. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 95 points on 38.6 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 26 points and two rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 22 points and three assists. Danilo Gallinari is the third double-digit scorer and Hamidou Diallo is grabbing three rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 25 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have split their last eight home games.
The Wizards are 17-36 ATS in their last 53 road games, 6-13 ATS in their last 19 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The Wizards are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Oklahoma City and the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 3-0-1 in Thunder last 4 Friday games. The over is 5-2 in Wizards last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.
The Oklahoma City Thunder may have earned some attention after taking the Jazz down to the wire in their opener and getting solid play from CP3 and Gilgeous-Alexander. I'm not buying it until I see consistency from this group. The bottom line is that the Wizards and Thunder are two of the worst rosters in the league and I'm not laying big chalk with either of these teams. The Oklahoma City Thunder obviously have a brighter future with some young players on the rise and a treasure chest of draft picks, but they're going to lose a lot of games this year. I'll take my chances with the boatload of points and the Wizards, who will also have the best player on the court in this game in Bradley Beal.
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Randy’s Pick Washington Wizards +7.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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