NBA Picks Monday 5/16/2016 – OKC vs. GSW
Pick #1 – Oklahoma Thunder at Golden State Warriors
Well the Western Conference finals are finally here and oh boy what a matchup do we get heading into game 1. The long awaited square off between the Oklahoma Thunder and Golden State Warriors who are both 7-3 over there last 10 games and playing extremely hot basketball. The Oklahoma Thunder (63-30) and the Golden State Warriors (81-11) are both playing high level basketball and having no trouble putting the rock in the bucket. The Thunder are reporting no injuries while the Warriors show Andrew Bogut and Kevon Looney sitting out which should have little to no impact on this game. This is a very matchup playoff specific condition were getting here and the OVER looks very enticing. Lets start to get a feel for exactly why this has all the makings of a high scoring affair. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 9 games. Continuing to pile on the numbers in our favor the total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games. These two teams are known to have fast pace games against each other and all signs point to that style of play showing up tonight in game 1 of the Western Conference finals. The offensive and defensive combined stats over the last 10 games are 220 and 202.9 respectively so were are going to need to be carried by the fact that these two offensives go at when they meet up. The over/under for this NBA spread total opened at 223 and has since bumped up to 223.5 so the hints are there as to where the value is for this bet. The Warriors won by 15 points when these two teams met over two months ago but we should see a much closer result tonight with lots of points being put up. The public consensus for this game is an appealing 64% shaded towards our OVER side so yet another positive measure that has on the right side of this bet. The last time these two met awhile back on March 3rd 2016 the final score was a 121 – 106 win for the Warriors at home which is around what we should get tonight with the score being a bit closer and a bit higher. We have to feel happy about taking the OVER 223.5 with so many strong signals going are way. Lets take this OVER 223.5 home and celebrate another fantastic night during the NBA playoffs!
Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors - Western Conference Finals - Game 1 - Monday, May 16, 2016 9:05 PM
701 Oklahoma City Thunder +7½ Over 223½
702 Golden State Warriors -7½ Under 223½
701 Oklahoma City Thunder Over 223½
702 Golden State Warriors Under 223½
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
OVER 223.5 (2 Units)
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