Two struggling Western Conference teams that are both near the top of the standings will get together on Tuesday night. The Oklahoma City Thunder will go on the road and take on the Golden State Warriors. The Thunder are 30-24 on the season, and have dropped 4 straight games. That has dipped the Thunder to 5th in the Western Conference, 3 games back of Minnesota for fourth and just ½ game ahead of Portland.
The Golden State Warriors are coming off a loss to the Denver Nuggets. The Warriors are 41-12 on the season, and have won 19 out of 25 games at home. The Warriors are leading the Western Conference by 2 games over the Houston Rockets. The Golden State Warriors are -9.5 over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA on Tuesday.
Warriors Need All Star Break
Steve Kerr, the head coach of the Golden State Warriors has talked about how his team is tired, and they need the All Star Break. The Warriors have dropped 2 out of their last 3 games. Golden State still hold a 14 game lead in the Pacific Division over the Clippers. Golden State is the top scoring team in all of the NBA with 115.6 points per game.
Kevin Durant is going up against his former team in this game. Durant is second on the Warriors in scoring with 25.9 points per game. Steph Curry leads the way with 27.5 points per game and 6 assists per game. The Warriors are seeking their fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals out of the Western Conference.
Thunder Struggling to Start February
The Oklahoma City Thunder lost at the Washington Wizards and Denver Nuggets, before coming home and losing to the Pelicans and Lakers. Now, the Thunder are in danger of falling further down the Northwest Division standings. The Thunder in all four games, allowed 113 points per game. Despite the poor defense, the Thunder still rank 6th in team defense, allowing 102.8 per game.
Russell Westbrook is still the man for the Thunder. The point guard has been on fire this season with 25.4 points per game, 9.4 rebounds and 10.3 assists per game. Second on the Thunder is small forward Paul George. The former Pacers star is scoring 21.7 points per game. The Thunder will need to finish the season 18-13 to beat their win total of a season ago.
Warriors Smack Thunder
The Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder both come into this game with some big time struggles as of late. It will be interesting to see if either of these teams can pick it up and get to the All Star Break, without losing a ton of games. The Warriors are extremely talented, and are tough to guard, especially at home. The Thunder have had a tough time guarding since they lost Andre Roberson.
The Warriors shooting guards should be able to take advantage of that in this game. When you are betting on this great NBA game on Tuesday night – go with the favorite. Bet the Golden State Warriors -9.5 over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday.