NBA :   Thunder vs. Nets

Dec 07, 2017
final SIDE OU Score
Thunder -7 216 95
Nets 7 100
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Scott Spreitzer
NBA | Dec 07
Thunder vs Nets
7.5-110   at   BMaker

The Thunder & Nets hook-up in Mexico City late Thursday night and we're backing the underdog.  OKC stormed back in a win over Utah last time out, using a 32-14 fourth quarter to make-up for what had been a struggle for most of the first three quarters.  But OKC failed to cover the spread again.  While they have won three in a row SU, the Thunder haven't covered a number since November 22, losing six in a row ATS. One of the main culprits is Carmelo Anthony.  The former Knick is struggling with his shot, to say the least.  Even in the win last time out, Carmelo made just 6 of 19 shots, including missing all five treys.  Anthony is shooting a career low, 41% on the season.  The problem is, he still takes too many shots and until he passes on a few looks, or starts making his attempts, he's a detriment to this team and makes it ultra tough to back when laying this many points.  Brooklyn continues to make backers money, playing competitive basketball and covering eight of their last nine games.  We're recommending a play on the Nets plus the points on Thursday.  Thanks & GL!  Scott Spreitzer.

Larry Ness
NBA | Dec 07
Thunder vs Nets
-7-110   at   5Dimes

My 1* Free Play is on the Oklahoma City Thunder (10:05 EST).

The 11-12 Oklahoma City Thunder get ready to take on the 9-14 Nets and for a number of different reasons, I believe this one favors the Thunder.

OKC won its third straight in a 100-94 win over Utah on Tuesday, while the Nets come in off a home and home split with the Hawks, most recently winning 110-90 on Monday. 

So far the Thunder average 102 PPG, while conceding just 98.8. Russell Westbrook averages 22.5 points, 9.3 boards and 9.9 assists per game, while Carmelo Anthony chips in 18.5 points and 6.5 boards per game. 

The Nets average 109.8 PPG and concede 112.3. D’Angelo Russell leads the nightly chage with 20.9 points, plus 5.7 asissts per contest. 

I’ll point out that OKC is 2-1 ATS in its last three after three or more consecutive SU wins, while Brooklyn is already just 1-3 ATS this season off an upset win as an underdog.

The Nets don’t play any defense and I think that’s going to be an issue facing Westbrook and company, who seem determined now at this point to put the foot on the gas after a shaky start to the 2017/18 campaign. Consider laying the points in this matchup.

Good luck…Larry