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Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder 4/23/2021 NBA Odds and Picks

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Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder 4-23-2021 NBA Odds and Picks

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

When: April 23, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TV: Bally Sports OK | NBC Sports Washington
Stream: NBA League Pass

Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder 4/23/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Washington Wizards -10 (-110) 230.5 o (-110) -650
Oklahoma City Thunder +10 (-110) 230.5 u (-110) +450
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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

Trends

Washington Wizards

Washington are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games.
Washington are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
Washington are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games against Oklahoma City.
Wizards are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against Oklahoma City.
Washington are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
Washington are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City.
Wizards are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Washington are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 7 games.
Oklahoma City are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 6 games against Washington.
Oklahoma City are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Oklahoma City are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Washington.
Thunder are 0-12 SU in their last 12 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
Oklahoma City are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games played in April.

Injuries

Washington Wizards

Thomas Bryant C ACL is out for season
Rui Hachimura PF Knee is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Oklahoma City
Deni Avdija SG Ankle is out for season

Oklahoma City Thunder

Mike Muscala C Ankle is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Washington
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander PG Foot is out indefinitely
Luguentz Dort SG Hip is “?” Friday vs Washington
Aleksej Pokusevski SF Illness is upgraded to probable Friday vs Washington
Josh Hall SF Knee is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Washington
Gabriel Deck SF Personal is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Washington Wizards Oklahoma City Thunder
31-27-0 Against the Spread 27-31-1
27-31-0 Straight Up 29-30-0
114 Points per Game 106
118 Points Allowed per Game 114
46.9 Offensive FG% 44.47
75.71 Offensive FT% 73.03
34.51 Offensive 3PT% 34.66
46.91 Defensive FG% 46.8
77.92 Defensive FT% 76.54
37.53 Defensive 3PT% 35.79

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