Washington Wizards at Oklahoma City Thunder - 4/23/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (20-39) vs Washington Wizards (25-33)
Game Info: Friday, April 23, 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 Washington Wizards and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Friday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena).
The Washington Wizards look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Washington Wizards are averaging 114.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 118 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 31 points and 4.8 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 21.6 points and 10.9 assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing three rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win here to snap a 12-game losing streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 105.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 114.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 23.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while Luguentz Dort is averaging 13.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. Darius Bazley is the third double-digit scorer and Ty Jerome is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.
The Wizards are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Thunder are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Wizards last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Thunder last 7 overall.
The Washington Wizards are playing their best ball of the season, which includes six straight victories and winning their last five games by an average of 10.2 points while shooting 48.9 percent from the field. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost 12 straight games, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 13.6 points. OKC is 9-19-1 against the spread at home and 6-9 against the spread as a double-digit underdog. Big number, but it's the Wizards or pass based on the current form of both teams.