Oklahoma City Thunder vs Washington Wizards – NBA : Thunder and Wizards are featured in one of the night’s duels, maybe the most electrifying and close one.
With the home side coming into the match with some favouritism.
The Thunder started to be a little bit of a disappointment after gathering a big-3 but they recently finally started to play closer to their best and the truth is that they will play on the play-offs, with all that’s left to know now is whether they can stay in the top 4 of the conference.
Right now, the team is on a good 5th place, but with several teams right behind them. However, if they win the matches they have in hand, they can perfectly fight for 3rd and 4th place with the Spurs and the Wolves.
On their last 10 matches, they were on their best streak of the season, with 7 wins, with 5 of those wins coming on their last 5 matches.
I should also highlight that of those 5 wins, 4 of them were against teams that are really struggling, but we need to talk about the win on the road in Cleveland, where they’ve scored 148 points without OT.
Playing at home, their record is good, being 17-7. The team has no significant injuries going into this game.
The Wizards are constantly a good team in the NBA, but they are equally a team that isn’t able to achieve much more than that and they seem to not make an effort to improve.
They are already on their usual 5th place, having been overtaken by the surprising Miami Heat.
The team doesn’t have that big of an advantage to the 9th place, but the play-offs should be a mere formality in my opinion. The team has a 26-21 record, but they are on a less positive period, being 5-5 on their last 10 matches, and coming off a terrible game in Dallas.
On the road, their record is 11-12. As for players, they don’t have any injuries on their main players.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Washington Wizards – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Both teams have averages of over 105 points scored per game, with the Thunder being better defensively.
But in general, there isn’t that big of a difference between the teams, although the Thunder should be performing better at this time, in my opinion. Due to the good moment of form, quality and experience of their players, I will go with the Thunder to win tonight.
The team is on its best moment of form of the season, even being with the current best streak out of all the 30 teams in the league and in case they win, they start creating real pressure on the Wolves and even the Spurs, so they shouldn’t waste this opportunity.
The Wizards don’t have what it takes to be scary and after their terrible performance in Dallas, I believe that things will continue to be the same tonight. The OKC Thunder to win is my bet for tonight.