The Oklahoma City Thunder (20-23) and Brooklyn Nets (27-14) meet Sunday at Barclays Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Thunder vs. Nets odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Thunder covered the spread as 4-point underdogs Friday in a 124-110 win at the Chicago Bulls. G Josh Giddey matched his season high with 25 points as Oklahoma City improved to 4-1 straight up and 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last 5 games.
The Nets failed to cover as 1-point home underdogs Thursday in a 109-98 loss vs. the Boston Celtics. G Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 24 points in Brooklyn’s 1st game since F Kevin Durant (knee) got injured. The Nets are 1-3 ATS in their last 4 games.
This is the teams’ first meeting this season. In the last head-to-head meeting on Jan. 13, 2022, the Thunder covered as 5.5-point underdogs in a 130-109 win at Brooklyn.
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Thunder at Nets odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 7:20 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Thunder +180 (bet $100 to win $180) | Nets -210 (bet $210 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Thunder +5.5 (-108) | Nets -5.5 (-112)
- Over/Under (O/U): 229.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)
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Thunder at Nets key injuries
- F Kevin Durant (knee) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Thunder at Nets picks and predictions
Nets 119, Thunder 118
The Nets (-210) should be able to bounce back after Irving lost to his former team on national television Thursday. However, the price on the moneyline is too high considering how well the Thunder have been playing lately. Bet the spread or total instead.
Against the spread
BET THUNDER +5.5 (-108).
Oklahoma City is 13-5 ATS as an away underdog, covering a ridiculous 72.2% of games in that scenario. The Nets are vulnerable without their leading scorer in Durant and the Thunder have covered in 5 straight games for the 1st time this season. Look for Oklahoma City to continue playing above expectations and take the points.
BET OVER 229.5 (-108).
The Over is 7-0 in Oklahoma City’s last 7 games overall and 4-0 in Brooklyn’s last 4 vs. teams with a losing record. These teams have a history of playing high-scoring games vs. each other as the Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and Sunday’s matchup should be more of the same.
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