The NBA is back in action today as the Oklahoma City Thunder will clash with the Brooklyn Nets in the Big Apple.
The Thunder are heading into this game after a 120-113 defeat in their last game which was against the 76ers.
And on the other side, Brooklyn was defeated 121-102 at home by Toronto Saturday night in their previous contest.
Oklahoma City Thunder Form
The Thunder are playing well in recent weeks. Moreover, they enjoyed a strong run of 5 wins in a row. However, that run ended after they were beaten on Monday in Philadelphia. Yet that defeat did not change much for them as they are still third in the Northwest Division, four games behind the Nuggets for the top spot. As for the Western Conference playoff picture, the Thunder are placed on the 7th spot with a 5.5-game gap over the eighth-placed San Antonio.
On the offensive side of the game, the Thunder score an average of 108.6 points per game. And that record is enough for the 20th spot in the league in scoring. Also, they have 43.2 boards per game combined with 21.5 dimes per night.
On the defensive side of the game, they concede an average of 107.1 points per contest. Therefore, this record is enough for the 11th spot in the league in scoring defence.
Brooklyn Nets Form
The Nets suffered a defeat at home in the game against Raports as we have predicted. Also, they have suffered a consecutive defeat in the game against the Magic on Monday. Now, Brooklyn is on the fourth spot in the Atlantic Division, 9.5 games behind Boston in the standings. As for the Eastern Conference, the Nets are placed on the 7th spot in the standings with 3 games in front of the 9th placed Cavaliers.
On the offensive side of the game, the Nets score an average of 110.4 points per game on the year. Therefore, this record is enough for the 16th spot in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 48.4 boards a night combined with 23.8 assists. As for the defensive side of the game, the Nets concede an average of 112 points per night. And that record is enough for the 19th spot in the league in scoring defence.
It seems that Brooklyn is facing a downturn in its form. Moreover, they have not been playing well in recent games. On the other side, the Thunder were on a run of 5 wins before the games against the 76ers.
Both teams are playing their third game in four nights here, so there’s no rest advantage to be had for either side. I believe that the Thunder will take advantage of their good form and win this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets on 1/7/2020 is: take the Oklahoma City Thunder (Moneyline)
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