Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder 4/23/2021 NBA Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder 4/23/2021 – The Washington Wizards are making a giant push to secure a playoff spot and they are aiming to extend that momentum heading to their next game. Russell Westbrook is set to make a homecoming to his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder this coming Friday, April 23 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Bally Sports OK and NBC Sports Washington is going to put the game live on television at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time while NBA League Pass has the online live stream. The Washington Wizards are expected by NBA betting covers to win this game over the slumping Oklahoma City Thunder.
Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder 4/23/2021
Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder 4/23/2021 Betting Odds
Washington Wizards Betting
The Washington Wizards are now on a six-game winning streak and that pushed them above the Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors to be the 10th best team in the NBA Eastern Conference standings. This team is trailing the Indiana Pacers by two games and expect the Wizards to try and gun for that. Another motivation is that Russell Westbrook has a chance to enter the record books as the only player to tally a triple-double against all NBA teams by scratching the OKC Thunder from that list. There is so much upside right now with the Wizards especially that Bradley Beal leads the league in scoring as well.
Players to watch: B. Beal SG 49 GP 49 GS 35.4 MIN 31 PTS 1.1 OR 3.7 DR 4.8 REB 4.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 3.2 TO 2.4 PF 1.5 AST/TO 23.19 PER
R. Westbrook PG 51 GP 51 GS 35.6 MIN 21.6 PTS 1.7 OR 9.5 DR 11.1 REB 10.9 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 5.1 TO 2.8 PF 2.2 AST/TO 18.12 PER
T. Bryant C 10 GP 10 GS 27.1 MIN 14.3 PTS 1.8 OR 4.3 DR 6.1 REB 1.5 AST 0.4 STL 0.8 BLK 1.1 TO 3.1 PF 1.4 AST/TO 18.79 PER.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting
The Oklahoma City Thunder are coming into this game on a 12-game losing streak and the bleeding just doesn’t stop. They are now the third to the last team in the NBA Western Conference standings and above the Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets. In the entire NBA, they are fifth to the last with the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic squeezing in on them. Al Horford has been rested for the entire season and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander may have played his last game as well. This team is positioning for the NBA draft which holds a deep roster of rookies.
Players to Watch: S. Gilgeous-Alexander SG 35 GP 35 GS 33.7 MIN 23.7 PTS 0.5 OR 4.2 DR 4.7 REB 5.9 AST 0.8 STL 0.7 BLK 3 TO 2 PF 2 AST/TO 21.81 PER
A. Horford C 28 GP 28 GS 27.9 MIN 14.2 PTS 1 OR 5.7 DR 6.7 REB 3.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.9 BLK 1 TO 1.7 PF 3.2 AST/TO 17.59 PER
L. Dort SF 45 GP 45 GS 29.6 MIN 13.9 PTS 0.7 OR 3 DR 3.6 REB 1.6 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 1.5 TO 2.5 PF 1.1 AST/TO 10.85 PER.
Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder 4/23/2021 Betting Numbers
Washington are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games.
Thomas Bryant C ACL is out for season
Oklahoma City Thunder
Mike Muscala C Ankle is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Washington
Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks
The Washington Wizards are men on a mission with Russell Westbrook leading the charge against his former team. Online sports betting has them as the huge favorites to win against the tanking Oklahoma City Thunder.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Thunder is set at +450 if they pull an upset win while the Wizards are at -650.
ATS: It is a wide 10 points on the ATS with the Wizards getting the -10 while the Thunder are +10.
TOTALs: It is 230.5 points given on the total with the Thunder the team going under and the Wizards are over.
Score Prediction: 112 – 103, Wizards