Oklahoma City Thunder at Brooklyn Nets ATS Prediction 01/07/20

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The Brooklyn Nets (16-19) welcome the Oklahoma City Thunder (20-16) to Barclays Center. The Nets are 2-point underdogs and look to snap their six-game losing streak. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 217 points and it will air on NBATV at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Oklahoma City Thunder at Brooklyn Nets ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last outing. The Nets (2-point underdogs) were defeated by the Orlando Magic, 101-89, while the Thunder (6.5-point favorites) fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 120-113. The Brooklyn game finished 26 points under the projected point total of 216, while the Oklahoma City game went 19.5 points over the projected point total of 213.5.

Oklahoma City had a free throw rate of 0.236 (above their season average of 0.228) while Brooklyn forced Orlando into a turnover percentage of 16.0 (above their season average of 11.0). Brooklyn was lifted by Spencer Dinwiddie, who contributed 16 points and five rebounds. Steven Adams had a solid performance for Oklahoma City, contributing 24 points and 15 rebounds.

The Thunder dominated this series last year, taking both contests. In the last game, Oklahoma City won 108-96. Oklahoma City out-rebounded Brooklyn. The Thunder had 16 offensive rebounds and 51 total rebounds, while the Nets had seven and 43, respectively. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Of the Thunder’s 35 games with betting action, 21 have finished under the projected point total. Oklahoma City heads into the contest with records of 20-16 straight up (SU) and 22-12-1 against the spread (ATS).

Vegas has typically been fairly accurate when predicting totals of Nets games, with 16 overs compared to 16 unders. Additionally, Brooklyn owns records of 16-19 SU and 16-17-1 ATS.

It will be a battle of opposite tempos as the fast-breaking Nets will look to push the slower-paced Thunder. The Nets rank fifth in possessions per game while the Thunder are 26th.

Oklahoma City Thunder at Brooklyn Nets ATS Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Thunder, ATS Winner – Thunder, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Thunder average 16.6 points off turnovers per game, which ranks 18th in the NBA. The Nets rank 22nd in points off turnovers allowed per game (18.0).
  • Brooklyn ranks second in rebounds per game (48.4) while Oklahoma City ranks 25th (43.3).
  • The Nets rank eighth in second chance points per game (13.9) while the Thunder rank 29th (11.1).
  • Brooklyn averages 50.5 points in the paint per game, which ranks fourth in the NBA. Oklahoma City ranks 22nd in points allowed in the paint per game (49.4).
  • Brooklyn ranks 17th in assists per game (23.7) while Oklahoma City ranks 27th (21.3).
  • The Thunder rank fourth in blocks allowed per game (4.2) while the Nets rank 25th (5.7).
  • The Nets rank 15th in fast break points per game (12.7) while the Thunder rank 29th (9.2).
  • Brooklyn ranks sixth in three pointers attempted per game (37.7) while Oklahoma City ranks 27th (29.5).
  • Brooklyn is 3-1 when they allow under 100 points, while Oklahoma City is 6-3.
  • The Nets are 16-14 when they score above 100 points, while the Thunder are 19-9.
  • Oklahoma City is 12-5 ATS on the road, while Brooklyn is 9-7 ATS at home.
  • The Thunder have 11 unders and 6 overs in 17 road games.
  • The Nets have 8 unders, 7 overs and 1 push in 16 home games.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Thunder are 5-0 ATS over their last five games, while the Nets are 0-5.
  • In their last five games, Oklahoma City has 4 unders and 1 over, while Brooklyn has 3 overs and 2 unders.
  • During their last five games, the Thunder have scored an average of 109.4 points per game (0.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 105.4 points per game (2.1 below their season average).
  • The Nets’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 12.0, up from 1.9 for the season.