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Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder 10/25/2019 NBA Spread and Game Analysis
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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
Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder 10/25/2019 Betting Odds
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.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 6 games.
Ian Mahinmi C Achilles is out indefinitely
Oklahoma City Thunder
Andre Roberson SF Knee is out indefinitely
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