Warriors vs. Thunder Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Charlie Grant | Updated Oct 26, 2019

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Steve Kerr's Golden State Warriors were blown out in the season-opener. The Dubs are set as short road favourites for Sunday's game.

Golden State
October 27, 2019, 3:30 PM ET
Chesapeake Energy Arena

Two clubs accustomed to the elite end of the Western Conference standings are both seeking their first win of the season when the Golden State Warriors visit the Oklahoma City Thunder. These two sides met in the 2016 Western Conference finals, but both clubs could be looking at an uphill battle just to make the playoffs this year.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Throw everything that you thought you knew about the Thunder and Warriors out the window. The 2019-20 editions of both sides is nothing like before. 

Oklahoma City elected to rip apart its core when All-Star wing Paul George requested a trade. The Thunder shipped PG to the Los Angeles Clippers and soon after sent franchise point guard Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul.

Golden State, meanwhile, lost Kevin Durant in free agency and Klay Thompson won’t be back on the court until next season as he recovers from a torn ACL. The Dubs got blown out 141-122 by the Clippers in their season debut.

G-State is now 0-4-1 against the spread in its last five games dating back to the Finals last June. The club is 4-1 straight up in its last five games against the Thunder and 6-4 ATS in the last 10 meetings. 

OKC is coming off a 12-point outright loss as a 8.5-point home favourite on Friday night against the Washington Wizards. The Thunder covered the spread in their season opener at Utah on Wednesday but the Jazz won 100-95.

The Under is 2-0 in Oklahoma City’s first two games. The squad hasn’t allowed more than 100 points in either game and it hasn’t scored more than 95 either.

Golden State Warriors

Dubs coach Steve Kerr wasn’t surprised following his team’s loss to the Clippers on Thursday night. Kerr is realistic about his depleted roster and warned fans more lopsided losses are likely to come this season.

“This is not a one-off,” Kerr told reporters after the game. “This is the reality. There are going to be nights like this this year.

Oklahoma City Thunder

The present isn’t too pretty for Thunder supporters, but the future seems bright. The club acquired a ton of future first round draft picks and it appears to have a star in the making in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The 21-year-old Toronto native is averaging 27.6 points on 50 percent shooting from the field in just his second pro season.

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