Brooklyn Nets at Oklahoma City Thunder - 1/29/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (8-9) vs Brooklyn Nets (12-8)
Game Info: Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +10 -- Over/Under: 230.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Brooklyn Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Friday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 119.8 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 115.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 30.5 points and 5.5 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 27.9 points and 4.8 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing two assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 21.8 points and 5.5 rebounds while Luguentz Dort is averaging 12.8 points and 3.5 rebounds. Al Horford is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Nets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 14-2 in Nets last 16 overall. The over is 5-2 in Thunder last 7 overall. The Nets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Oklahoma City.
The Brooklyn Nets are capable of blowing any team out on any given night, but the defensive effort is still questionable at best and it leads to failed covers. The Oklahoma City Thunder aren't winning games a lot these days, but they're a young club that competes and is only losing by an average of 6.2 points in the underdog role. I'm not laying big chalk with the Nets until the defense improves. Give me the Thunder and the free buckets.