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Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
When: Sunday, January 6, 7:00 PM. ET.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will be going for their fourth consecutive win when they face the Washington Wizards on Sunday night.
Wizards Going For Third Win In Four Games
The Wizards have played well over the past week despite losing John Wall to a season-ending injury. They have won two of their last three games and will try to make it three wins in their last four contests when they face the Thunder on Sunday night.
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 5, 2019
Washington has played well offensively this season, averaging 112.6 points per game, which is 10th in the league. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 32.8 percent from three-point range.
Bradley Beal leads the team with 23.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. Trevor Ariza is averaging 15.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game, while Otto Porter Jr. is averaging 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
The Wizards have struggled defensively, giving up 116.9 points per game, which is 29th in the league. They gave up 115 points to the Miami Heat in their last game and will need a better performance to beat the Thunder on Sunday night.
Thunder Looking for Fifth Win In Six Games
The Thunder are playing well at the moment and are riding a three-game winning streak. They will be going for their fourth win in a row and fifth win in their last six games when they face the Wizards on Sunday night.
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— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) January 5, 2019
Oklahoma City has played well offensively, averaging 111.9 points per game, which is 11th in the league. The team is shooting 45 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range.
Paul George leads the team with 27 points, 8.1 rebounds, and four assists per game. Russell Westbrook is averaging 21.1 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 10 assists per game, while Dennis Schroder is averaging 15.6 points and 4.5 assists per game.
The Thunder have been great on the defensive end, holding opponents to 105.5 points per game, which is fourth in the league. They will need to keep playing well defensively to get the win on Sunday.
Oklahoma City is:
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southeast.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
- 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Thunder have played well against the spread, winning four of their last five games and five of their last seven games against Southeast Division teams. The Wizards have struggled against the spread, losing four of their last five games against Northwest Division teams and 10 of their last 14 overall.
Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder
Full-Game Total Pick
The total has gone over in seven of Washington’s last eight games against Western Conference opponents and in four of the team’s last five games against Northwest Division opponents. The total has also gone over in five of Oklahoma City’s last six home games and in the team’s last four home games against teams with losing road records.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Wizards will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Thunder in the first half of their last three games, averaging 63 points per game while the Thunder average 58.7 points per game.
Prediction: Washington Wizards
Half-Time Total Bet
The Thunder and Wizards are averaging 121.7 points per game in the first half of their last three games and they will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.