Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder 10/25/2019 NBA Spread and Game Analysis
Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder 10/25/2019 – Both coming off separate losses, the Washington Wizards and Oklahoma City Thunder will play each other to grab their first win of the season on Friday at Chesapeake Arena. The Wizards just experienced how potent the Kristaps Porzingis-Luka Doncic combination was, bowing out to the Dallas Mavericks 108-100. The Thunder, on the other hand, gave the much-favored Utah Jazz more than they could chew but in the end, Donovan Mitchell and company went on top 100-95. For online sports betting buffs, this is going to be fascinating since these teams are desperately trying to avoid a 0-2 start.
Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder 10/25/2019
|When:||October 25, 2019, 8:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
|TV:||Fox Sports Oklahoma, NBC Sports Washington|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass, SofaScore|
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) October 24, 2019
Washington Wizards Betting
Everybody knows this is going to be a tough year for the Wizards with All-Star point guard John Wall expected to miss the rest of the season with an Achilles heel injury. But what Washington showed against Dallas on Wednesday was their tenacity to still compete at the highest level despite the lack of talent on their roster. Bradley Beal opened his 2019-20 NBA season campaign with 19 points and 9 assists, while rookie forward Rui Hachimura had a solid NBA debut with 14 points and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes.
Players to Watch Bradley Beal (19.0 PPG and 9.0 APG), Rui Hachimura (10.0 PPG and 14.0 RPG) and Thomas Bryant (14.0 PPG and 11.0 RPG).
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting
The Thunder could have pulled off a surprising win in the season opener, if only they maintained their level of play down to the closing minutes. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander showed he’s the future of the franchise as he dropped 26 points on 10-of-23 shooting. Danilo Gallinari added 21 points while Chris Paul recorded 22 points and 8 rebounds in his Thunder debut.
Players to Watch: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (26.0 PPG and 2.0 RPG), Chris Paul (22.0 PPG and 8.0 RPG) and Danilo Gallinari (21.0 PPG and 7.0 RPG)
Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder 10/25/2019 Betting Numbers
Washington is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Wizards are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
They are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against Oklahoma City.
Washington is 6-14 SU in their last 20 games against Oklahoma City.
Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
They are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City.
Washington is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
Wizards are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington’s last 18 games played in October.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 6 games.
Oklahoma City is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Oklahoma City is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Washington.
They are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeast division.
Oklahoma City is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games played in October.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 7 games played on a Friday.
Ian Mahinmi C Achilles is out indefinitely
John Wall PG Achilles is out indefinitely
Isaiah Thomas PG Thumb is “?” Friday vs Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Thunder
Andre Roberson SF Knee is out indefinitely
|Washington Wizards||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|36-44-2||Against the Spread||44-43|
|114||Points per Game||113|
|116||Points Allowed per Game||111|
Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks
The Thunder are 7-3 in the last 10 head-to-head meetings with the Wizards. OKC averaged 112.6 points per game while shooting 46.6 percent from the field. Washington averaged 108 points on 45.0 field goal clip across 10 games.
Moneyline: The Thunder will be coming into the game as the favorite. ESPN Basketball power index put their winning percentage at 69.7 percent. Top betting sites understand that OKC is still a very good team with highly productive young players and veterans. Betting on the Thunder to win should be a no brainer.
ATS: As for the points against the spread, the Thunder has a 6-3-1 ATS record against the Wizards in the last 10 games. Beal will try to keep his Wizards within striking distance, and perhaps make it a close battle down to the last second. I expect the Wizards to still lose but below the 8-point spread.
TOTALs: The O/U total for this game is set at 220 points. This shouldn’t be a problem for both OKC and Washington. Scoring 95 points against the Jazz should raise some red flags for the Thunder, but keep in mind they were playing an elite-level defensive team. OKC and Washington will score more than 100 points in this game and will go over the O/U Totals.
Score Prediction: 120-116 Thunder