Oklahoma City Thunder (2-4) vs Washington Wizards (1-6)Date : 11/02/2018
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : Capital One Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Washington Wizards
The Wizards will be returning home as they will welcome the Thunder to Capital One Arena, the Wizards are on a four-game losing streak and have started the season off on the wrong foot while the Thunder will look to win three games in a row. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET.
Oklahoma City Thunder's Latest Performance :
The Thunder have found their groove offensively taking down the Clippers at home they will now hit the road for two games. Russell Westbrook led the Thunder to a 128-110 win over the Clippers on Tuesday, scoring 32 points with eight assists, four rebounds, three steals, one block in 34 minutes. He hit 13-of-25 shots and 5-of-7 free throws he is starting to look like his old self after missing the beginning of the season. The Thunder won their second straight game after a rocky start to the season. Paul George added 32 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and three triples for OKC. They will be looking to make it three wins a row against the struggling Wizards who is expected to have Dwight Howard back in their rotation. The Thunder will have Steven Adams and Noel ready as they will try to ruin Howard season debut.
Washington Wizards's Latest Performance :
On the flip side, the Wizards are still looking for answers as they dropped yet another game starting the season off 1-6 they are coming off a lost against the Grizzlies. Otto Porter hit 6-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, six rebounds if it wasn’t for Portor game-winning block the Wizards would be winless to start off the season. The Wizards looks slow as a team and can’t seem to get anything going offensively. The good news for the Wizards is that Dwight Howard is reportedly planning to make his Washington debut on Friday vs. Oklahoma City. He could be the savior that the Wizards need right now. Playing against the Thunder will allow us to see a great guard matchup between Wall and Westbrook. Wall will have to bring his A-game going up against Russell for a chance to win their second game of the season.
How Oklahoma City Thunder & Washington Wizards Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Wizards are 8-21 ATS in their last 29 games overall.
Thunder are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Against The Spread Selection: Oklahoma City Thunder
My reason for the pick :
The Thunder will win their 3rd straight game against the Wizards on the road. Westbrook will have his ways offensively against the Wizards as their problems become worst. The Wizards will now drop to 1-7 on the season as they will have to go back to the drawing board and figure out what went wrong. If the Wizards doesn’t get better anytime soon I expect trades should be happening sooner rather than later. It is very odd that a team with two all-stars aren’t winning games after they went deep into the playoff last season. The problem might be deeper than that we just have to wait and see.
Betting trends for Oklahoma City Thunder:
- Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Betting trends for Washington Wizards:
- Wizards are 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.