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Thunder vs Nets Odds: OKC Favored in NBA Predictions Print E-mail
Written by Marc Rosenberg   
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 14:47

Tuesday night basketball on the NBA Network will feature two high tempo teams when the Oklahoma City Thunder (14-4) visit the Brooklyn Nets (11-5) with tip-off from the Barclay's Center scheduled for 7:30pm EST. Thunder vs Nets odds have OKC favored in NBA predictions as 4-point road favorites against Brooklyn while the over/under total has been set at 193.5. The moneyline also favors a Thunder victory on the road laying -180 since recently going 5-2 SU for away games while a home upset by the Nets (7-1 home) would return +160 on a $100 wager. While Oklahoma City is in 2nd place of the Western Conference, a half-game behind Memphis; Brooklyn also enters Tuesday's game as a top team in the East (3rd) being 1.5-games behind Miami.

Brooklyn will take the floor on Tuesday having the league's 2nd ranked defense allowing opponents an average of 91.1-ppg with 11 of their last 16 games going UNDER the total. The Nets seem to win in consecutive fashion this season losing two early games, followed by five straight victories, only to lose two straight before also winning five in a row... once again. That being said, Brooklyn is coming off a road loss at the Heat last Saturday so if the trend holds up, the Nets might be in for a long night. Brooklyn managed only 11-fourth quarter points in the 89-102 loss at Miami failing to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs to still go a respectable 10-5-1 ATS on the season. Andray Blatche led the team with 20-points and 8-rebounds in the loss while Gerrald Wallace added 13-points and Deron Williams finished with 10-points and 12-rebounds. For Brooklyn to pull off the home win on the NBA Network tonight, they will need to work on their shooting percentage ranking 21st in the league with an average of just 95.3-point per game. Handicapping trends for Thunder vs Nets odds have Brooklyn underdogs at the Barclay's Center since recently going 2-4 both straight up and against the spread when playing OKC at home.

The Oklahoma City Thunder haven't skipped a beat since losing James Harden to the Houston Rockets as the squad owns a league best 105.1-point per game average and will be looking for their sixth straight victory on Tuesday night. OKC is coming off an easy 100-79 win at the Hornets last Saturday to cover the 8.5-point spread and go 11-5-2 ATS on the year. Kevin Durant netted 20-points and 8-rebounds while Russell Westbrook had a complete game with 18-points, 10-assists and 5-rebounds in the win at New Orleans. For Oklahoma City to pull off their third straight road victory, the team should simply need to get the ball in the dynamic duo's hands as Durant has averaged 29.8-ppg in his last four starts against Brooklyn while Westbrook has averaged 19.4-points and 9.4-assists during the current five game winning streak. Thunder vs Nets odds have OKC favored in NBA predictions since recently going 5-0 SU and when playing Brooklyn while also holding a 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS mark in the head to head series.

Thunder vs Nets Odds
NBA Predictions: Oklahoma City -4
Over/Under Total: 193.5
Moneyline: OKC -180 | Brooklyn +160

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 December 2012 14:53