A pair of Western Conference rivals will match up on Wednesday night in the National Basketball Association. The Oklahoma City Thunder host the Golden State Warriors. This is Kevin Durant against his old team – again. The Golden State Warriors are 13-4 and tied with the Rockets for the best record in the West. The Warriors have won back to back games since their loss to the Celtics.
For the Oklahoma City Thunder – they are 7-9 on the season. The Thunder were projected to be one of the best teams in the West, but have struggled out of the gate. The Thunder have lost back to back games, including a loss to the Pelicans. The Golden State Warriors are -8.5 at MyBookie in this National Basketball Association affair on Wednesday.
Warriors Looking to Keep Scoring
The Golden State Warriors are the top scoring team in all of the National Basketball Association. The Warriors are scoring 118 points per game. Golden State scored 118 and 124 in the wins over the Nets and 76ers after scoring just 88 against the Celtics. Golden State holds a 6 game lead on the Los Angeles Lakers for the top spot in the Pacific Division.
The Warriors are led in scoring by Steph Curry. The guard is scoring 25.6 points per game. Kevin Durant is adding more than 20 per game as well for Golden State. The Warriors have been to the NBA Finals three straight seasons, and they are seeking their 4th straight season of wining 60+ games in the regular season.
Thunder Need to Bounce Back
The Oklahoma City Thunder added Paul George and Carmelo Anthony in the off-season, and things were supposed to be better. But a 7-9 start has the natives restless. The Thunder are 4th in the Northwest Division behind Portland, Minnesota and Denver. The Thunder struggle to score, despite having three All Stars. The Thunder are 19th in the league with 103.2 points per game.
The Thunder are led in scoring by Paul George and his 21.9 points per game. Russell Westbrook, the MVP from a season ago is scoring just over 20 points per game. The Warriors are looking to get back to the postseason for the third straight season, after losing in the first round last season to the Houston Rockets.
Warriors Whip Thunder
We have a ton of All Stars on the court in this game. We have Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green all on the same court. We have the drama between Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Two teams that can really score points. The folks in Oklahoma City are going to be fired up. But, in the end – the Warriors offense is too much for the Thunder to handle. The Warriors are going to win this game by double figures over the Thunder. Bet on the Golden State Warriors -8.5 at MyBookie.