Wizards vs Thunder Prediction NBA Picks 2/23/24

Oklahoma City Thunder (37-17) vs Washington Wizards (9-45)

Game Info: Friday, February 23, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -15 -- Over/Under: 241.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Wizards are riding a 9-game losing streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are riding a 3-game winning streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction.

Washington Wizards Betting Preview

The Washington Wizards recently lost to the 76ers, Mavericks, Pelicans, and Nuggets. The Washington Wizards are averaging 114.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 123.9 points on 49.7 percent shooting. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 21.8 points and 6.3 rebounds, while Jordan Poole is averaging 15.6 points and 3.7 assists. Marvin Bagley III is the third double-digit scorer, and Deni Avdija is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder are coming off wins over the Kings, Magic and Clippers. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 120.8 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.1 points and 6.5 assists, while Jalen Williams is averaging 19.2 points and 4.1 rebounds. Chet Holmgren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 83.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Player Facts

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks 1st amongst qualified players for steals per game (2.1) this season.
  • Jalen Williams ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for 3P% (45.4%) this season.

Washington Wizards Player Facts

  • Tyus Jones ranks 1st amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (7.2) this season.
  • Kyle Kuzma ranks 13th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (22.0) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for blocks per game this season (6.7).
  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for opponent turnovers per game this season (15.6).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent points per game this season (124.0).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (30.0).

Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction

The Washington Wizards continue to get destroyed defensively, and I doubt playing on the end of a back to back changes things. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 34-21 ATS on the season, making them one of the most profitable teams in the league. The Thunder scored 136 points on the Wizards when these teams clashed last month. The line is massive, but it's hard to make a case for the Wizards. It's OKC or pass. 

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder -15

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