Brooklyn Nets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 1/7/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (20-16) at Brooklyn Nets (16-19)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +2 -- Over/Under: 217 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Brooklyn Nets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 108.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.9 points and 5.3 rebounds while Dennis Schroder is averaging 18.5 points and 3.7 assists. Danilo Gallinari is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 6.6 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won four of their last five road games.
The Brooklyn Nets need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 110.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 28.5 points and 7.2 assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 22.9 points and three rebounds. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have split their last six home games.
The Thunder are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Thunder last 6 overall. The over is 5-2 in Nets last 7 overall. The Thunder are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Brooklyn and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The over is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings in Brooklyn.
Both teams on the end of a back to back, and while that usually gives the home team an edge, the Oklahoma City Thunder are playing light years the better basketball at the moment and have been far and away more profitable overall. The Brooklyn Nets are riding a six-game losing streak and are losing those games by an average of 12 points while shooting just 40.3 percent from the field. Turns out not having Durant or Irving is a pretty big deal. I'll lay the bucket with OKC on the road.