Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors Game 1 Pick

Oklahoma City At Golden State
NBA Playoffs Game One Preview

When: 9:00 PM ET, Monday, May 16, 2016
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
TV: 9 p.m. ET, TNT #GSW #OKC #OKCvsGSW #NBA #NBAPlayoffs
Line: Golden State -8, Total: 224
Thunder vs Warriors Game One Odds

The top-seeded Golden State Warriors are one series away from another appearance in the NBA Finals. The Oklahoma City Thunder will try to steal Game 1 on the road when they visit the Warriors (-8) for the series opener on Monday. The Thunder have won four of their five road games in the postseason and took a pair in the semifinals at San Antonio, which dropped only one home game during the regular season. The Warriors spent most of the first two rounds without two-time MVP Stephen Curry, but the star point guard returned in the final two games of the semifinals against Portland and averaged 34.5 points, 9.5 assists and seven rebounds while providing the dagger 3-pointers that clinched both wins. Golden State got four full days off between series to help heal Curry’s knee injury and buy some time for center Andrew Bogut (adductor), who left Game 5 against the Trail Blazers and sat out practices on Friday and Saturday.

THUNDER PREVIEW:

Oklahoma City lost Game 1 against the Spurs by 32 points but rebounded to win the series behind stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Westbrook, who drew some criticism and heaped more on himself after needing 31 shots to get 31 points in a Game 3 loss, was arguably the best player on the floor in the final three games of the series, dictating the pace and relentlessly attacking the basket.
Team record: 63-30 SU,43-47-3 ATS
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Oklahoma City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City’s last 9 games

WARRIORS PREVIEW:

Golden State will start Festus Ezeli at center if Bogut is unable to go in Game 1, and the team is confident a reserve front court that includes Anderson Varejao and Marreese Speights can pick up the slack. All-Star forward Draymond Green rolled his ankle in the finale against Portland but has been practicing over the weekend and is more worried about getting baited into technical fouls (he’s already been whistled for four during the postseason) than he is about the ankle.
Team record: 81-11 SU,50-39-3 ATS
Golden State is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
Golden State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State’s last 5 games

Oklahoma Thunder vs Golden State Warriors
NBA Betting Trends

OKLAHOMA CITY
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City’s last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oklahoma City’s last 10 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oklahoma City’s last 12 games when playing Golden State
Oklahoma City is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Golden State
Oklahoma City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Golden State
Oklahoma City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Golden State
GOLDEN STATE
Golden State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Golden State’s last 10 games at home
Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Golden State is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Golden State’s last 12 games when playing Oklahoma City
Golden State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City
Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors
Game One Score Prediction:
Warriors 124, Thunder 119

Thunder vs Warriors Betting Picks:
OKC+8 & Over 224