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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Washington Wizards

January 8, 2024


The Oklahoma City Thunder will travel to Washington, District of Columbia to face the Washington Wizards at the Capital One Arena with the game tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Monday evening and airing on Bally Sports Oklahoma.



The Thunder are one of the best teams in the Western Conference as they enter this game in 2nd place in the Conference with a record of 23-11, however, they are on a two-game losing streak following a 115-124 loss on the road against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. The success of the Thunder this season can be attributed to their offensive play as they enter this game averaging the 4th most points per game in the NBA with an average of 121.76 points per game while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has played a pivotal role in the success the Thunder have had offensively as he leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 31.5 points and 6.4 assists per game and is averaging the 4th most points per game in the NBA this season. 



Defensively, Oklahoma City has also been above-average as they enter this game allowing an average of 114.21 points per game which is less than the league average of 115.47 points per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder will look to end their two-game losing streak when they travel to face the Washington Wizards.



The Washington Wizards are one of the worst teams in the NBA this season as they enter this game with a record of 6-29 which gives them the 2nd worst record in the Eastern Conference and are on a four-game losing streak while having lost seven of their previous eight games. Washington is the worst team defensively in the NBA as they are allowing an average of 126.06 points per game and have been a slightly below-average team offensively as they are averaging 115.14 points per game. 



Kyle Kuzma has been one of the bright spots on the team this season as he leads the team in scoring and is 2nd on the team in assists with an average of 22.6 points and 4.1 assists per game. The Washington Wizards will look to end their four-game losing streak when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday evening.



BookMaker has the Oklahoma City Thunder listed as 11.5-point favorites on the road against the Washington Wizards on Monday evening. Washington has won six of the last ten while Oklahoma City has won two of the previous three meetings. The Thunder are 7-3 ATS in the last ten and have covered the spread in four straight games in the series. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 23-10-1 ATS overall, 9-5-1 ATS on the road, and 14-6 ATS as a favorite this season while the Washington Wizards are 16-19 ATS overall, 5-10 ATS at home, and 15-16 ATS as an underdog on the year.



Oklahoma City is the better team this season and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the previous three matchups. The Thunder are 7-3 ATS in the last ten and have covered the spread in four straight games in the series while also being the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 23-10-1 ATS overall and 14-6 ATS as a favorite while the Wizards are 16-19 ATS overall and 5-10 ATS at home. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and laying the points with the Oklahoma City Thunder when they travel to face the Washington Wizards on Monday.

Spooky Express Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder -11